Corinne Charette was appointed to the position of Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada, effective May 4, 2009.
Corinne comes to Treasury Board Secretariat from Transat A.T. Inc. where she was Vice-President and Chief Information Officer since May 2006. Previously, Ms. Charette was Deputy Director and Chief Information Officer of FINTRAC. During her 30+ year professional career, she served as Senior Vice-President, Internet Channel, for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, has been a Partner with KPMG Consulting leading their e-Business practice and has worked for IBM Global Services.
Corinne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Concordia University and is a Professional Engineer. On June 21, 2011, Corinne received an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Concordia University, in recognition of her distinguished career and achievements.
As the Chief Information Officer for the Government of Canada, Ms. Charette is responsible for leading policy development and enablement, management oversight and community capacity development for six policy areas: information management, information technology, identity management and security, access to information, privacy, and internal and external services. CIOB leads the development of strategy and provides direction and leadership to federal departments and agencies for the government-wide pursuit of excellence in these policy domains. CIOB also collaborates actively with other Canadian and international jurisdictions on the development of best practices and on cross-jurisdictional initiatives.
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