President, Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
David McGovern was appointed President of the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada on an interim basis, effective August 28, 2019.
Prior to this, David was Associate Deputy Minister at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. He joined the department in May 2017.
Previously, David was the Deputy National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister from January 2015 until May 2017. He also served as Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office, responsible for Border Action Plan Implementation and the Regulatory Cooperation Council starting in May 2014.
David was the Senior Assistant Deputy Minister of Strategic Policy and Research at the department of Employment and Social Development Canada from 2011. He was a participant in the 2012 cohort of the Government of Canada's Advanced Leadership Program.
From 2005 until 2011, David was the Assistant Deputy Minister of the International Affairs Branch at Environment Canada. From 2003 until 2005, he supported the Secretary of the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) on several key files and led a series of horizontal and vertical expenditure management reviews.
David also held executive positions in several other federal departments including the former department of Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) and Transport Canada.
He is a graduate from McGill University and has a Masters of Science degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Vice-President, Operations Sector
Terry Hubbard was appointed Vice-President of the Operations Sector on September 10, 2018.
Prior to joining the Agency, Mr. Hubbard was Director General of the Petroleum Resources Branch with Natural Resources Canada. In this role, he was responsible for Canada's oil and gas policy, including overseeing the development and implementation of Canada's pipeline safety and offshore oil and gas regulatory regimes.
Mr. Hubbard worked as the Government lead on legislative proposals to modernize the National Energy Board (NEB). He has significant background and experience on environmental assessment and regulatory matters having had the responsibility of policy oversight for the NEB and for the Canada-Newfoundland and Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Boards.
Mr. Hubbard graduated of the University of Saskatchewan where he obtained both his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in economics.
Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer
Simon Brault was appointed Vice-President of the Corporate Services Sector and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in February 2020.
Prior to joining the Agency, Simon was Director General of the Corporate Finance, Systems and Procurement Branch at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.
Simon has been in the public service for 28 years; all of which he's spent in the various incarnations of the Department of Industry. He started as a student, and has worked in a variety of roles across the department, including program delivery, policy development and implementation, and corporate services.
Simon has university degrees in Biochemistry and Economics, as well as an MBA, all of which he obtained from the University of Ottawa. He has a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Vice-President, External Relations and Strategic Policy Sector
Patricia Brady was appointed Vice-President of the External Relations and Strategic Policy Sector in January 2021.
Prior to joining the Agency, Patricia held various executive roles at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), most recently as Director General of Telecommunications and Internet Policy. From 2015-2019, Patricia served as Director General of the Investment Review Division and led economic and national security reviews of foreign investments under the Investment Canada Act. As a Director, from 2009-2015, Patricia was responsible for intellectual property, corporate, insolvency and competition policies, leading statutory reviews and major legislative and regulatory initiatives. Patricia joined ISED from the Competition Bureau, having served in both enforcement and policy roles.
Before joining the Public Service, Patricia practised law in the corporate group of a major Canadian law firm where she focussed on federal regulatory matters. Patricia has a Bachelor of Arts from Queen's University and a law degree from the University of Ottawa. She was called to the Bar in Ontario.
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