Appointment of new CIO for the Government of Canada

Corinne Charette has been appointed to the position of Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada, effective May 4, 2009.

Charette joins the Treasury Board Secretariat from Transat A.T. Inc. where she was Vice-President and Chief Information Officer since May 2006. Previously, she was Deputy Director and Chief Information Officer of FINTRAC, the federal government agency that receives and discloses financial intelligence on suspected money laundering, terrorist financing and threats to the country's security.

During her 30-year professional career, she served as Senior Vice-President, Internet Channel, for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and has worked for KPMG, IBM Global Services and Via Rail Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Concordia University.

The Chief Information Officer Branch (CIOB) of the Treasury Board Secretariat provides strategic direction and leadership for the government-wide pursuit of excellence in information management and information technology in the Government of Canada.

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