Expert in governance and public sector reforms.
President Emeritus, Canada School of Public Service
Studied and lives in Ottawa.
Born in Papineauville, Quebec.
Studied at the University of Ottawa.
Joined the Public Service of Canada in 1974.
Appointed to the rank of Deputy Minister in 1989.
Appointed Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Canadian Cabinet in 1994 becoming the first woman, and so far the only woman, to exercise these functions in Canada (1994-1999).
Summoned to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada in recognition of her contribution to her country in 1998.
Served as President of the Canadian Centre for Management Development from 1999 to 2003; her work led to the creation of Canada School of Public Service.
Served on various boards in Canada and in Ottawa including the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Opera Lyra Ottawa.
Awarded the Public Service Outstanding Achievement Award (1999), the Order of Canada (2001) and the Ordre de la Pléiade (2001).