Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence
Responsible for files assigned by the Deputy Minister of the Department of National Defence.
Biography Nancy Chahwan
Nancy Chahwan was named the new Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence in March 2021.
Previously, Ms. Chahwan served as the Chief Human Resources Officer at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat in August 2018, where she was responsible for people management policies and compensation for approximately a quarter million people. She has held regional and national senior positions in Public Works and Government Services Canada, where she managed large procurement initiatives, led the rehabilitation of Canada’s Parliament buildings, and participated in Canada’s space programs. She also served as Deputy Commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agency. Her contributions include transforming program policies, implementation excellence, and fostering innovation.
Ms. Chahwan graduated from the École des Hautes études commerciales in Montreal (QC), with a double major in Finance and Management. She has also been active on Boards of Directors of profit and not-for-profit organizations.
She is passionate about authentic leadership, empathetic service and lasting partnerships, and actively champions youth and executives. She is the recipient of the 2017 APEX award for a respectful and healthy workplace.
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