Government of Canada

Government of Canada

November 09, 2015 16:03 ET

The Prime Minister Announces a Change in the Senior Ranks of the Public Service

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 9, 2015) - Prime Minister's Office

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following change in the senior ranks of the Public Service:

Malcolm Brown, currently Deputy Minister for International Development, becomes Special Advisor to the Clerk of the Privy Council on the Syrian Refugee Initiative.

Biographical notes attached.

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Malcolm Brown


Master of Arts, Political Science, York University

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Queen's University

Professional Experience

Since May 2014

Deputy Minister for International Development

2011 - 2014

Executive Vice-President, Canada Border Services Agency

2009 - 2011

Associate Deputy Minister of Natural Resources

2007 - 2009

Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Research Branch, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

2005 - 2007

Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Directions and Communications; then Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy, Citizenship and Immigration Canada

2003 - 2005

Assistant Deputy Minister, Employment Policy and Program Design, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada


Special Advisor and Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy, Human Resources Development Canada


Assistant Deputy Minister, Reference Group of Ministers on Aboriginal Policy, Privy Council Office

1999 - 2002

Director General, Sectoral Analysis, Intergovernmental Affairs, Privy Council Office

1998 - 1999

Deputy Director General, Strategy and Plans, Intergovernmental Affairs, Privy Council Office

1995 - 1998

Director, Federal-Provincial Relations Division; then Executive Director, Health Transition Fund Secretariat; and then Acting Director General, Intergovernmental Affairs Directorate, Health Canada

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