Liseanne Forand

Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office

On July 6, 2015, Ms. Liseanne Forand became Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office. Between 2011 and 2015, she served as  President of Shared Services Canada, the department responsible for information technology (IT) services across the Government of Canada.

Before joining Shared Services Canada, Liseanne served as Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Chief Operating Officer for Service Canada from 2009 to 2011.

Between 2008 and 2009, she was Associate Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Liseanne began her career in the Public Service of Canada in 1986, at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), where she served until 1993. During that time, she also represented DFO on the interdepartmental team charged with the arbitration of the Canada-France maritime boundary.

Liseanne took a leave of absence from the Public Service in 1993 to become the first Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Prawn Producers. In 1994, she was appointed Director General of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment, based in Winnipeg. She returned to DFO in 1998 as Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy. In 2001 she joined Communication Canada as Assistant Executive Director, Communications Program and Services and in 2003 she was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister, Northern Affairs, at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Between 2006 and 2008, she served as Assistant Secretary to Cabinet, Social Development Policy at the Privy Council Office.

In addition to being on the IOG Board, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the CHEO Foundation, which supports the delivery of high quality care and innovative research for children and youth of Eastern Ontario and Western Québec.

Liseanne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English (Honours) from Concordia University in Montréal where she also pursued post-graduate studies.

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