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.
He was appointed the Chair of the OECD's Forum on Tax Administration (FTA) in August 2020. The FTA brings together Commissioners from 53 advanced and emerging tax administrations from across the globe.
Deputy Commissioner of the CRA
From July 2020 to April 8, 2022, Brigitte Diogo was the Vice President of the Health Security and Regional Operations Branch at the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), where she was responsible for the administration of the Quarantine Act at Canada’s points of entry including compliance and enforcement, the biosecurity program through the regulation of human pathogens and toxins in Canada, and the implementation of the Agency’s regional operations across the country.
Previously, she was Director General, Rail Safety with the Department of Transport Canada. In the role, she was responsible for providing regulatory oversight for rail safety in Canada and overseeing the development and enforcement of regulations and standards related to the railway industry under the Railway Safety Act.
Prior to that, Brigitte held a variety of roles at the Privy Council Office. From 2011 through 2014 she was Director of Operations within the Security and Intelligence Secretariat, where she was responsible for matters related to national security, including border security. From 2008 to 2011 she was Director of Operations within the Economic and Regional Development Policy Secretariat, where her responsibilities included international trade, competition and copyright policies, innovation and research, major military procurement, transportation, and infrastructure programs.
Brigitte also worked for several years in the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada where she held several positions including Director General, Admissibility.
She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa in Economics and Political Science.
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