Scott Serson retired from the position of President of the Public Service Commission in November 2003. Mr. Serson began his career as a guidance counselor in the not-for-profit sector followed by a rich and varied career of over thirty years in the public service. After serving in a range of senior executive positions, including Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, General Director at the Department Finance, Associate Deputy Minister at Health Canada, and Deputy Minister at Human Resources Development Canada, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in 1995.
A recipient of the Public Service Outstanding Achievement Award, he was appointed President of the Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC) in July 1999 and led the Commission through a period of human resource modernization. During this time he was also one of the Champions for Values and Ethics in the Public Service.
Mr. Serson holds a BA in Sociology from Carleton University and is a member of the Audit Committee of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Advisory Committee of the Carleton Centre on Values and Ethics. He was also a member of the Auditor General’s Advisory Committee on Aboriginal Issues. Mr. Serson was the former chair of the IOG’s Board of Directors.