Arianne Reza, Deputy Minister of Public Services and Procurement

Deputy Minister of Public Services and Procurement - Arianne Reza

Arianne Reza was appointed Deputy Minister of Public Services and Procurement on November 2, 2023. Prior to that, she served as Associate Deputy Minister, beginning in August 2021.

In her role, Ms. Reza oversees key government internal services as part of the work Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) does as central purchasing agent, real property manager, treasurer, accountant, pay and pension administrator, integrity advisor, common service provider and linguistic authority.

Previously, as the Assistant Deputy Minister for Procurement at PSPC, Ms. Reza was the senior official responsible for federal procurement. She oversaw 1,400 employees across Canada who procured billions worth of goods and services annually on behalf of over 100 federal departments and agencies. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Reza led the urgent procurement of critical goods and services to ensure the health and safety of Canadians, including vaccines and personal protective equipment.

Ms. Reza directed the development and implementation for the simplification of procurement practices. These efforts focused on building an accessible procurement system that drives value for money while advancing government socio-economic objectives, simplifying the procurement system for suppliers and client departments, and delivering results for Canadians. She is a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Working Party of the Leading Practitioners on Public Procurement.

Ms. Reza has over 25 years of experience in the federal public service. She worked at the Canada Border Services Agency, where she held senior executive roles in regional and international operations and oversaw commercial and traveller border programs. She was also previously Special Advisor to the Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board and Special Advisor to the President of the Canada School of Public Service.

Ms. Reza holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Carleton University and completed the Advancing Women in Leadership Program at the Sprott School of Business.

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