October 23, 2006 11:00 ET

Deloitte Welcomes the Honourable Pierre S. Pettigrew

Former Foreign Minister and International Trade minister returns to his Deloitte roots after a distinguished decade in government

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 23, 2006) - Deloitte is pleased to announce that the Honourable Pierre S. Pettigrew, former Member of Parliament and Federal Cabinet Minister, is returning to the firm as Executive Advisor, International following 10 years of public service.

Deloitte Canada Chief Executive, Alan MacGibbon welcomed Mr. Pettigrew noting, "Having an individual of Pierre's caliber choose Deloitte further establishes us as the professional services firm of choice for both clients and talented people."

Adds Pettigrew, "Returning to my business roots at Deloitte is a wonderful opportunity to work with the firm's partners and bring my government experience to bear in matters of international business." As Executive Advisor, International, Mr. Pettigrew will be a resource to senior Deloitte leaders in Canada and throughout Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu globally.

A world of experience

Mr. Pettigrew's government roles drew on his career experience, and reflected his passion for international business. From 1985-95, he was an International Business Consultant with Deloitte. During his tenure, he emerged as a strong voice for business and an articulate analyst of GATT, World Trade Organization (WTO) and North American free trade negotiations in the media. His visibility on international trade issues garnered an appointment to the Federal Cabinet prior to his election to Parliament. As a minister of the Crown, he would go on to chair several working groups on tough international trade negotiations, and lead trade missions to China, India, Russia, Germany, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Nigeria, Mexico, and other countries.

His international insight led to his appointment as Foreign Affairs Minister. One of his crowning achievements in this role was leading the nationally and globally lauded international policy review that provided the Government of Canada with a fully integrated approach of diplomacy, defence, trade and development in international affairs.

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