Effective January 3, 2017, Christine Donoghue, currently Acting President of the Public Service Commission of Canada, will take on the role of Associate Deputy Minister at Health Canada.
Christine brings extensive public service experience to the department. She first joined the federal public service in 1984 as a senior fisheries officer at Fisheries and Oceans Canada. She left the public service in 1987 to study law and later became a legislative advisor to the Government House Leader of the National Assembly of Quebec. Since 2005, Christine has served in Assistant Deputy Minister positions at Natural Resources Canada, the Canada School of Public Service, Environment Canada, and Policy Horizons Canada. In 2014, she became the Senior Vice-President, Policy at the Public Service Commission, and has held the position of Acting President since February 2015.