PMO nominates Anne-Marie Robinson, President of the P.S.C.



PMO nominates Anne-Marie Robinson

next President of the Public Service Commission



February 3, 2012 Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the nomination of Anne-Marie Robinson as the new President of the Public Service Commission of Canada.

Ms. Robinson has been serving as acting President of the Public Service Commission since January 1, 2012. During a public sector career that has spanned 22 years, Ms. Robinson has held positions of increasing scope and responsibility, including Director General (Policy and Litigation) and Vice-President (Corporate Management Branch) at the Public Service Commission, as well as Assistant Deputy Minister (First Nations and Inuit Health Branch) and Associate Deputy Minister of Health.

“Anne-Marie Robinson is well-qualified to assume the role of President of the Public Service Commission,” said the Prime Minister. “She brings to the position an in-depth knowledge of the public sector, including a profound understanding of the mandate and operations of the Public Service Commission. I am pleased that she agreed to be nominated for this position.”

The Prime Minister took the opportunity to thank former President Maria Barrados for her dedication, diligence and sound leadership during her tenure, and to wish her well in her future endeavours. Ms. Barrados served as President of the Public Service Commission from November 2003 to December 2011.

The Public Service Commission’s mission is to safeguard the integrity of staffing in the federal public service and the political impartiality of federal public servants.

As set out in the Public Service Employment Act, this appointment must be approved by resolution of the Senate and the House of Commons.


Ms. Anne-Marie Robinson was appointed Associate Deputy Minister to Health Canada on June 1, 2010. Prior to her appointment, she held the position of Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB), Health Canada since October 2008. Prior to that, she was the Vice-President of the Corporate Management Branch of the Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC) since August 2004. Ms. Robinson joined the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs (DIAND) in 1997 as Director of Policy for the Specific Claims Program and held the position until the fall of 2000 when she assumed the responsibilities as Director General, Litigation Management Branch.

Starting her public service career in 1990 as a GST auditor for Customs and Excise, she then joined the Management Trainee Program (MTP) in 1993 and left the taxation field to complete the MTP assignments at the Canada Corporations Directorate, Consumer and Corporate Affairs, and the Policy Research Directorate, DIAND. From 1995 to 1997, Ms. Robinson held positions both at Human Resources Development Canada and the Privy Council Office in the area of Aboriginal Policy.

Ms. Robinson holds a BSc in Geological Science, an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and an MSc in Business. She lives in Ottawa with her family.

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