Foreign and Defence Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada, Privy Council Office
Appointed to her current position in early 2012, Christine Hogan is the principal source of advice within the Privy Council Office to the Prime Minister and his Cabinet and to Canada’s National Security Advisor on all policy matters relating to Canada’s foreign and defence relations. Her team provides a high level of leadership, strategic direction and coordination among federal departments and agencies in advancing the Government’s foreign, defence and development priorities. Previously, she was Vice President of Policy and Performance at the Canadian International Development Agency, where she led the development of the G8's Muskoka Initiative on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and oversaw a series of major reforms to Canada's international development program. She also worked as a special advisor to the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program based in Nairobi, Kenya and was subsequently a lead negotiator for Canada at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development. Hogan also has deep experience in environment and energy policy. She was a visiting executive at EnCana Corporation, where she spearheaded new thinking related to energy efficiency and environmental performance for one of North America's largest oil and gas companies. In 2010, Hogan completed the Advanced Leadership Program, a prestigious program for senior leaders in the Public Service of Canada.