Formerly: Diplomat; Deputy Minister of Health, Canada; Assistant Secretary-General, UN, Deputy Director, Operations, UNICEF. 1983-89, President, Canadian International Development Agency; 1991-99, President, Population Council. Chair, ICARDA, Syria; Vice-Chair, International Development Research Centre, Ottawa. Member of the Board: IIED, London; Library of Alexandria, Egypt; International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka. Member: UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation; Water Resources Advisory Committee for Suez-Lyonnaise, Paris. Recipient of awards, including: eight honorary degrees; Order of Canada (2002).