Secretary of Multidimensional Security
Organization of American States (OAS)
2000, completed the Executive Development programme, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. Former career Canadian diplomat. 1980, first joined Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. Served as Consul-General in Mexico, New York and a variety of assignments in Africa. 2002-05, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Dominican Republic. 2005-06, Director-General, Strategy and Services, Bilateral Relations Branch, Foreign Affairs and International Trade. With the Organization of American States, Washington DC: former Assistant Secretary of Finance and Administration (Treasurer); until Aug. 2010, Secretary of External Relations; currently, Secretary of Multidimensional Security. Has participated in and led several election observation missions. 2005, published the book Canada and the Dominican Republic 50+ years of Diplomatic Relations. Awards and honours: The Order of Merit of Duarte, Sanchez and Mella Grand Cross with Silver Breast Star, Dominican Republic; Ministers Award for Management (1995).