Executive Vice-President of the Public Health Agency of Canada
Executive Vice-President Kathy Thompson's biography
Kathy Thompson joined the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on March 31, 2021, as Executive Vice-President.
In her previous role as Vice-President of the Strategic Policy Branch at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), from June 2018, Ms. Thompson was responsible for advancing a coordinated and robust policy function, as well as for launching and maturing the Agency's data transformation.
Previously, Ms. Thompson was Assistant Deputy Minister for the Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch, Public Safety Canada, from June 2013, where she was responsible for developing legislation, policies and national strategies focused on policing, crime prevention, law enforcement, border strategies, corrections and community safety.
Prior to joining Public Safety, Ms. Thompson held executive roles at Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) and with the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC).
Ms. Thompson spent over 10 years in the non-governmental sector, including with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. She graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa with a Bachelor of Arts in law and psychology, with a concentration in Criminology.
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