Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today the following changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service:

Rodney Monette, currently Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence, becomes Interim Comptroller General of Canada, effective October 27, 2007. The government will launch an open selection process in order to appoint a permanent Comptroller General of Canada at the earliest opportunity.

Tiff Macklem, currently Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Finance, effective November 1, 2007.

Daniel Jean, currently Assistant Secretary, International Affairs, Security and Justice Sector, Treasury Board Secretariat, becomes Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board, effective October 29, 2007.

Ward P.D. Elcock, Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office, has been named Coordinator for the 2010 Olympics and G8 Security.

Jocelyne Bourgon, Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office, has been named Distinguished Visiting Professor, Public Administration and Public Service Reform at the University of Waterloo and Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

The Prime Minister took the opportunity to thank Charles-Antoine St-Jean, who is leaving the office of Comptroller General of Canada to accept a position in the private sector, for his valuable contribution to the Public Service and to wish him great success in his future endeavours.

Biographical notes attached.

RODNEY MONETTE

Education

Chartered accountant, Clarkson Gordon, Chartered Accountants Masters, Business Administration, University of Ottawa Bachelor, Science, Carleton University

Professional Experience

Since January 2007 Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence

2003 – 2007

Assistant Deputy Minister, Finance and Corporate Services, National Defence 

2002 – 2003

Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations, Public Works and Government Services Canada

2001 – 2002

Assistant Deputy Minister, Government Operational Services, Public Works and Government Services Canada

2000 – 2001

Assistant Comptroller General and Assistant Secretary, Financial Management Policy, Expenditure Analysis and Operations Sectors, Treasury Board Secretariat

1997 – 2000

Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services, Environment Canada

1995 – 1997

Assistant Commissioner, Regional Operations, Prairies Region, Revenue Canada

1992 – 1995

Assistant Deputy Minister, Manitoba, Western Economic Diversification Canada

1988 – 1992

Director General, Finance and Professional Services, Western Economic Diversification Canada

1985 – 1988

Director, Management Improvement Projects then, Director, Financial Analysis and Program Review, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

1981 – 1985

Analyst, then Senior Analyst, Policy Development, Office of the Comptroller General of Canada

1978 – 1981

Senior Staff Accountant, Clarkson Gordon, Chartered Accountants

TIFF MACKLEM

Education

PhD, Economics, University of Western Ontario

Masters, Economics, University of Western Ontario

Bachelor, Economics, Queen’s University

Professional Experience

Since December 2004 Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada

2003 – 2004

General Director, Financial Sector Policy Branch, Finance Canada

2003

Adviser to the Governor, Bank of Canada

2000 – 2003

Chief, Research Department, Bank of Canada

1996 – 1999

Research Adviser, Research Department, Bank of Canada

1993 – 1996

Assistant Chief, Research Department, Bank of Canada

1989 – 1993

Economist, Research Department, Bank of Canada

1984 – 1985

Economist, Department of Monetary and Financial Analysis, Bank of Canada

DANIEL JEAN

Education

Masters in Business Administration, State University of New York

Bachelor, Social Science (International Relations and Economics), University of Ottawa

Executive Program, Queen’s University

Professional Experience

Since 2007

Assistant Secretary, International Affairs, Security and Justice Sector, Treasury Board Secretariat

2006 – 2007

Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations, Citizenship and Immigration Canada

2003 – 2006

Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Program Development, Citizenship and Immigration Canada

2000 – 2003

Director General, International Region, Citizenship and Immigration Canada

1995 – 2000

Counsellor (Immigration), Canadian Embassy in Washington, Citizenship and Immigration Canada

1992 – 1995

Director, Immigration Control, Citizenship and Immigration Canada

1992 – 1990

Consellor and Consul, Canadian Embassy in Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

1988 – 1990

First Secretary (Immigration), Canadian Commission in Hong Kong, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

1985 – 1988

Vice-Consul (Immigration), Canadian Commission in Buffalo, New York, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

1983 – 1985

Second Secretary (Immigration), Canadian Embassy in Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Foreign Affairs and International Trade

WARD P.D. ELCOCK

Education

Bachelor, Political Science, Carleton University

LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1975

Professional Experience

Since September 2007 Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office

2004 – 2007

Deputy Minister of National Defence

2004

Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office

1994 – 2004

Director, Canadian Security Intelligence Service

1989 – 1994

Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council (Security and Intelligence) and Counsel

1983 – 1989

Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Legislation and House Planning/Counsel), Privy Council Office

1980 – 1983

Acting General Counsel and then General Counsel, Legal Services, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources

1979 – 1980

Lawyer assigned to the Department of Finance and Treasury Board

1975 – 1979

Lawyer assigned to Department of Energy, Mines and Resources

1973 – 1974

Articling Student, Department of Justice

JOCELYNE BOURGON, P.C., O.C.

Education

Studies in Science and Management

Honorary degrees from: 

  •  Mount Saint Vincent University 
  • Queen’s University 
  • Ottawa University 
  • Carleton University

Professional Experience

Since 2007

Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office

2003 – 2007

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

1999 – 2003

President, Canadian Centre for Management Development and then Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

1994 – 1999

Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Privy Council Office

1993 – 1994

Deputy Minister, Department of Transport

1993

President of the Canadian International Development Agency

1992 – 1993

Secretary to the Cabinet for Federal-Provincial Relations

1991 – 1992

Associate Secretary to the Cabinet for Federal-Provincial Relations

1989 – 1991

Deputy Minister, Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs

1987 – 1989

Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Policy and Communications Sector, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources

1985 – 1987

Assistant Secretary, Economic Policy and Programs, Federal-Provincial Relations Office

1973 – 1985

Held various positions in the Public Service including with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Department of Regional Industrial Expansion