Pearson Peacekeeping Centre

Pearson Peacekeeping Centre

August 22, 2005 09:01 ET

New President for Pearson Peacekeeping Centre

CLEMENTSPORT, NOVA SCOTIA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 22, 2005) - General (retired) Maurice Baril, Chairman of the Board of the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, announced today that Ms Suzanne Monaghan has accepted the position of President and a seat on the Corporation's Board of Directors. Ms Monaghan was selected following an international search process and replaces Ms Sandra Dunsmore who is completing her term of office this year.

Ms Monaghan brings to the position more than 30 years' experience with the federal government with service in such diverse organizations as the RCMP, Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, Citizenship and Immigration, and the former Solicitor General Secretariat. She is a graduate of Carleton University.

Prior to accepting her appointment with the PPC, she served with the RCMP as Chief Learning Officer, where she played a key leadership role in creating the RCMP Learning Strategy to align activities to meet strategic business objectives.

General Baril expressed the Board's view that Ms Monaghan's broad network of contacts, coupled with her executive level experience in government will ideally suit her to lead the PPC as it continues to fulfill its role of supporting Canadian foreign policy by providing research, education and training in all aspects of peace operations. The PPC currently operates from three sites in Canada, but is increasingly conducting capacity building programming around the globe with special emphasis on Africa. Ms Monaghan's proven leadership in creating and implementing change and her demonstrated ability in directing multiple functions and locations will be a key factor as the PPC takes on these new challenges.

Ms Monaghan will take up her new position in early October.

Contact Information

  • Pearson Peacekeeping Centre
    K.C. Eyre, Ph.D
    Vice President
    (902) 638-8040
    (902) 638-3344 (FAX)