Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean
World Bank Group
Christine began her term as the World Bank Group Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean, based in Washington, in November 2016. Immediately prior to joining the World Bank Group, Christine served as Canada’s Deputy Minister for International Trade. Prior to this, Christine served as the Foreign and Defence Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada in the Privy Council Office.
Throughout her career, Christine has contributed to a diverse set of public policy issues ranging from international relations and development to trade policy to science and technology, and environment and energy. She has held a range of positions in the Government of Canada including: Director of International Affairs at Environment Canada, Chief of Staff to the Deputy Minister of Environment, Senior Advisor on Science and Technology at Industry Canada, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet in the Privy Council Office, and Vice President of Strategic Policy and Performance at the Canadian International Development Agency (now Global Affairs Canada) where she championed efforts on maternal, newborn and child health in the context of the 2010 G8 Summit and oversaw major reforms to Canada’s international development program. Christine was Special Advisor to the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program in Nairobi, Kenya and, in the mid-2000s, she was a Visiting Executive with EnCana Corporation, a leading North American energy producer. She holds a Bachelor of Public Administration (Honours) from Carleton University and is the recipient of the Bissett Alumni Award for Distinctive Contributions to Public Service.