Commissioners

Bob Hamilton,
Commissioner of the CRA

Commissioner of the CRA

Bob Hamilton was appointed as the Commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) effective August 1, 2016. 

Prior to joining the Canada Revenue Agency, Bob served as Deputy Minister of Environment Canada, and Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada.

Bob was appointed Senior Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board in March 2011 and named by the Prime Minister as the lead Canadian on the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council.

Bob has held many senior positions in the Department of Finance, including Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy, and Assistant Deputy Minister of Financial Sector Policy.

He received his Honours BA and Master's degrees in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.

Nancy Chahwan,
Deputy Commissioner of the CRA

Commissioner of the CRA

Nancy Chahwan was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Revenue, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), effective March 13, 2017.

Prior to joining CRA, Nancy was the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Government and Operations Sector within the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS). In that capacity, she supported the Treasury Board in its management board and expenditure manager roles and led the provision of independent strategic advice, analysis, guidance and oversight of programs, operations, and expenditures for the Government Operations Sector.

Prior to joining TBS, she held a number of key positions in Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). Nancy was Assistant Deputy Minister of the Parliamentary Precinct Branch, where she led the rehabilitation of Canada's Parliament Buildings, one of the most significant real property projects in government. Previously, she gained experience in strategic and operational issues management by holding positions of increasing responsibility in the Acquisitions and Real Property programs as well as corporate services sectors. In 2009, she was nominated Director General for the Quebec Region, where she maximized the Region's contribution to the transformation agenda through innovation and partnerships. In February 2012, she was appointed Executive Director General in the Real Property Branch, working alongside with the Assistant Deputy Minister to deliver a national, multi-billion dollar program, and was responsible for major initiatives such as the modernization of the workplace and the transformation of systems and processes.

Nancy has been an advocate of leadership, wellness and innovation, actively engaging with youth and managers networks across the government. As National Secretary of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) and Chair of its Montreal group, she contributed to the promotion of excellence in public administration. She continues to sit on boards of directors of private organizations.

Nancy holds a BA in Business Administration with a joint major in Finance and Administration from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (Montreal).

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