The Prime Minister announces changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service

OTTAWA, May 5, 2016 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service: 

Daniel Jean, currently Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, becomes National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, effective May 16, 2016.

Ian Shugart, currently Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development, becomes Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, effective May 16, 2016.

Louise Levonian, currently Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development and Chief Operating Officer for Service Canada, becomes Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development, effective May 16, 2016.

Janine Sherman, currently Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel) Privy Council Office, becomes Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel and Public Service Renewal), Privy Council Office, effective immediately.

Biographical notes attached.

 

DANIEL JEAN

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration, State University of New York
Bachelor of Social Sciences, International Relations and Economics, University of Ottawa
Executive Program, Queen's University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since November 2013
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

2010 - 2013
Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage

2010
Deputy Minister, Administrative Services Review, Privy Council Office

2008 - 2010
Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations), Privy Council Office

2007 - 2008
Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board

2007
Assistant Secretary, International Affairs, Security and Justice Sector, Treasury Board Secretariat

2003 - 2007
Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Program Development, and then Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations, 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

1988 - 1992
First Secretary (Immigration), Canadian Commission in Hong Kong, and then Counsellor and Consul, Canadian Embassy in Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

1983 - 1988
Second Secretary (Immigration), Canadian Embassy in Port-au-Prince (Haiti), and then Vice-Consul (Immigration), Canadian Consulate General in Buffalo (United States), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

 

IAN SHUGART

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Political Economy, Trinity College, University of Toronto

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since July 2010
Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development

2008 - 2010
Deputy Minister of the Environment, Environment Canada

2006 - 2008
Associate Deputy Minister of the Environment, Environment Canada

1999 - 2006
Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Policy Branch, Health Canada

1997 - 1999
Visiting Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Protection Branch, Health Canada

1993 - 1997
Executive Director, Medical Research Council

1991 - 1993
Assistant Secretary, Social Policy and Programs Branch, Federal-Provincial Relations Office

1989 - 1991
Chief of Staff to the Minister, Energy, Mines and Resources

1984 - 1989
Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of National Health and Welfare

1982 - 1984
Policy Director, Office of the Leader of the Opposition

1980 - 1982
Constitutional Policy Advisor, Office of the Leader of the Opposition

1979
Administrative Secretary to the Premier's Advisory Committee on Confederation, Intergovernmental Affairs, Government of Ontario

 

LOUISE LEVONIAN

EDUCATION

Master of Arts (Economics), Queen's University
Bachelor of Arts (Economics), Carleton University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since June 2014
Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development and Chief Operating Officer for Service Canada 

2010 - 2014
Associate Deputy Minister of Finance

2008 - 2010
Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch, Finance Canada

2007 - 2008
General Director, Tax Policy Branch, Finance Canada

2007
Special Advisor, Tax Policy Branch, Finance Canada

2006 - 2007
Director of Operations, Priorities and Planning, Privy Council Office

2003 - 2006
Director, Business Income Tax Division, Finance Canada

2002 - 2003
Departmental Secretary, Deputy Minister's Office, Finance Canada

1998 - 2002
Senior Chief, Strategic, Structural and Quantitative Analysis, Personal Income Tax Division, Finance Canada

2001
Tax Consultant, Barents Group, KPMG

1995 - 1998
Senior Economist, Federal-Provincial Relations Division, Finance Canada

1993 - 1995
Economic Analyst, Expenditure Analysis Division, Treasury Board Secretariat

1990 - 1993
Senior Economic Analyst, Economic Evaluation Branch, Transport Canada

 

JANINE SHERMAN

EDUCATION

Master of Arts, Economics, University of Manitoba
Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Commerce, University of Manitoba

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since October 2014
Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Senior Personnel, Privy Council Office

2010 - 2014
Director of Operations, Machinery of Government Secretariat, Privy Council Office

2008 - 2010
Director General, Policy, Planning and Communications, Canada School of Public Service

2007 - 2008
Executive Director, Strategic Policy, Planning and Governance, Canada School of Public Service

2000 - 2007
Director, Strategy and Policy, Canadian Center for Management Development/ Canada School of Public Service

1998 - 2000
Senior Analyst, Social Development Policy, Operations Branch, Privy Council Office

1993 - 1997
Chief, Structural and Quantitative Analysis, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch, Department of Finance

1986 - 1993
Various positions, Tax Policy and Economic Development Policy Branches, Department of Finance

 

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