President Présidente Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Bureau du surintendant des institutions financières Canada
PPX Board Member
Katie Brown, Manager, Internal Audit, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions.
Katie Brown has been a Manager at the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) since 2008. Her areas of expertise include planning, performance measurement, risk management, business analysis, internal audit and performance improvement. Before joining OSFI, she acquired both national and international experience in private and the public sectors, including roles at Telefonica UK, Export Development Canada and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. She has a Commerce degree from Carleton University and a Masters degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK. Katie joined as a Board member in 2014.
Steve Montague, partner of Performance Management Network Inc. is a credentialed evaluator, a Fellow of the Canadian Evaluation Society and has 35 years of experience as a practitioner in performance measurement and program evaluation as a management consultant, an adjunct professor and as an evaluation manager in a major Canadian federal government department. Mr. Montague has managed major and minor projects analyzing a wide variety of programs for Canadian federal, provincial, United States, Scottish and Australian governments, as well as conducting work for the OECD, the World Bank, the European Union and the United Nations. He has published articles on measurement and evaluation in journals in Canada, the US and Europe and facilitated numerous presentations,panels and workshops on evaluation, performance management and information management. Steve is also a founding member and twice president of the Performance and Planning Exchange.
Past-President président passé (Retired) Office of the Auditor General of Canada Retraité Bureau du controleur général du Canada
PPX Board Member
Art Stewart is a consultant and author with extensive experience in governance, performance measurement, comptrollership, audit, and HR management. Prior to leaving the federal public service, he was senior advisor to the Comptroller General for Canada. His articles on governance, public sector management, values & ethics, and continuous learning are featured regularly in management publications, including a bi-weekly column for the Institute of Internal Audit (IIA). Art is currently Chair, PPX Learning Events, and is past PPX President and Treasurer.
Treasurer Trésorier (Retired) Office of the Auditor General of Canada Retraité Bureau du controleur général du Canada
PPX Board Member
Tom Wileman, Principal, Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG) (Retired)
Thomas A. (“Tom”) Wileman, consultant, retired from OAG in 2011, where he was responsible for performance audits and studies in the areas of ethics, effectiveness, accountability, and performance measurement and reporting. Previous positions: Research Officer for the Standing Committee on Public Accounts; and Economist at the CRTC. He holds an MPA from Queen’s University and B.A. (Hon. Economics & Political Science) from McGill University; and is a member of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada and the Canadian Evaluation Society. He has published a number of articles on accountability, performance measurement and alternative service delivery; and has been responsible for several government-wide audits, including program evaluation and conflict of interest.
Director / Directrice Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada / Secrétariat Conseil du Trésor du Canada
PPX Board Member
Christine Minas is a member of the executive cadre in the federal public service. Over the past 20 years she has held positions in evaluation, research and policy and is presently a director in the Results Division at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. She is an expert in socio-economic issues across the policy-program-delivery continuum. In the past three years Christine served on the Employment and Social Development Canada Mental Health Framework Implementation Committee providing leadership on progress measurement. As a sociologist of work Christine holds degrees from the Universities of Toronto, Alberta and Cambridge (UK).
Dragos Popa is an experienced Manager in the federal public service, with broad knowledge of public policy, strategic planning, performance measurement, and results-based management. He is presently responsible for management accountability, risk management, and departmental governance in the Chief Financial Officer Branch at Health Canada. Prior to this position, as an Acting Director at Health Canada, he provided direction and leadership in the implementation of the Treasury Board Policy on Results. Dragos is actively engaged in the Government of Canada’s interdepartmental risk management community of practice.
For over a decade, he taught graduate and post-graduate courses at Carleton University (Ottawa), the Canadian Forces College (Toronto) and the University of Ottawa. Within the federal public service, he has worked in five departments: Global Affairs Canada; Statistics Canada; the Canada School of Public Service; the Public Health Agency of Canada; and Health Canada. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Carleton University, and has produced numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, commissioned reports, reviews, and other studies.
Director Directrice (Retired) DFAITD Retraité Affaires étrangères et commerce international Canada
PPX Board Member
Dana-Mae Grainger, Co-President of The Performance and Planning Exchange (PPX), has been a Board member of the PPX for number of years. She holds a Master of Arts from the University of Manitoba, a Certificate in Public Sector Management also from the University of Manitoba as well as a Honours Bachelor of Arts from McGill University. She spent 35 years in the Federal public service in a number of different departments including but not limited to Canadian Heritage as well as Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. In these organizations, she held a series of increasingly responsible positions, including Director of Strategic Planning at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. She has a solid background in public opinion research, socio-economic analysis, sector evaluation, risk management, performance measurement frameworks, and government-wide processes pertaining to the Management, Resources, Results Structure Policy-Program Activity Architecture (MRSS-PAA) and the Management Accountability Framework (MAF). She has chaired professional symposiums, and made presentations to organizations such as the Conference Board of Canada, the Canadian Evaluation Society and the Canadian Archaeological Association. She has also organized learning events related to planning, results-based management as well as performance frameworks.
Murray Kronick, National Service Lead for Performance Management, Interis | BDO Consulting.
Murray Kronick is the National Service Lead for Performance Management for Interis | BDO Consulting. He specializes in outcome and performance management, business cases and strategic and operational planning. He has worked extensively across North America in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
He is the creator of three standard methods currently used by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat: the Outcome Management Guide, Business Case Guide and standards and tools for the Policy on the Management of Projects.
He is the immediate Past President of the Performance and Planning Exchange (PPX), a national group dedicated to advancing best practices in results-based management. He holds the Fellow Certified Management Consultant (FCMC) designation from the Canadian Association of Management Consultants.
Chair of Outreach Facilitated Performance Solutions
PPX Board Member
Walter Zubrycky has extensive with the Canadian federal government, working in both social and economic departments and central agencies. Walter’s work over the past thirty years has focused on performance measurement, program evaluation and special studies and reviews at the departments of Health, Transport, Industry and the Treasury Board Secretariat. Walter continues to pursue these areas as an independent consultant and as an associate of a number of leading consulting firms. A particular area of interest and emphasis in his consulting practice is the provision of training and ongoing support for organizations embarking on the development and implementation of practical and sustainable performance measurement systems. Walter has been a Board Member since 2013 and is currently Chair of the Symposium Planning Committee.
Canadian Forest Service of Natural Resources Canada
Bart Bilmer is the Director, Planning and Reporting, of the Canadian Forest Service of Natural Resources Canada, where he has worked for the past eight years. He plays key roles in the planning, and the reporting of results, in the areas of finances, HR, business and corporate work planning, program management, data/information management, database development/renewal, and domestic/international forest reporting. He adopted an interest in analytics at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, running a long term project to bring program and performance analytics to the forefront for managers in a number of its high profile programs, an interest that was rekindled by the Government of Canada’s adoption of Deliverology. Bart is a graduate of the University of Guelph’s College of Biological Sciences, and the Schulich-Sprott School of Business, and spends most weekends restoring and improving an old Victorian house and walking local trails with his beloved golden doodle and his partner of 20 years.
Director / Directrice Canadian Space Agency Agence Spatiale Canadienne
PPX Board Member
Melanie Winzer is the newly appointed Executive Director, Integrated Programs and Planning and Head of Performance Measurement at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). In this role, she provides direction and leadership in the development and implementation of the requirements for the new Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Policy on Results. She is also responsible for parliamentary reporting as well as the implementation of the Directive of Safety and Mission Assurance. Prior to the CSA, Melanie spent four years at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) as the Manager, Planning, Reporting, Measurement and Head of Performance Measurement and led the Agency’s work in the development and implementation of CIHR’s Performance Measurement (PM) Regime Toolbox, which is heavily based on the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Impact Framework. As a result of this work, Melanie has become a leader in demonstrating impact and continues to chair the PPX community of practice for science-based organizations.
Melanie has spent close to 19 years in the Federal Public Service and prior to CIHR, held various positions at Industry Canada, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Department of Justice and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, working on various files involving, policy, impact assessments, finance and reporting. During this time, she has led various departments to be deemed “Leader” and “Department of Example” in the areas of integrated planning, performance measurement and parliamentary reporting. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa and is currently completing her Master of Arts in Political Science at Carleton University.
Basil Orsini is now a consultant and author with extensive experience in public administration, including governance, policy planning and implementation, Aboriginal programming, field operations, and internal audit. His experience includes a non-governmental provincial organization as a housing director, as well as working in a large public accounting firm. He brings experience working in many large federal organizations responsible for social programs, the regulation of public activities, and revenue collection. He has made numerous presentations on risk management, ethics, internal audit, and fraud examination on which subjects he has published numerous articles.
Director / Directeur University of Ottawa Université d'Ottawa
PPX Board Member
Dr. Eric Champagne is an Associate Professor of Public Administration at the University of Ottawa’s School of Political Studies and Associate Director at the Center on Governance. Before joining the University of Ottawa, Dr. Champagne spent several years at the World Bank working as a program manager and public sector reform specialist and as a strategic advisor to the Government of Canada on issues related to governance and public sector management. Dr. Champagne’s main fields of research and teaching are public sector management and governance; program evaluation; public policy development; multi-level governance in the areas of infrastructure, transportation and security; and public sector reforms that focus on a broad range of approaches and tools to improve public policy implementation and results.
Director / Directrice National Research Council / Conseil National de Recherche
PPX Board Member
Nadine Cyr is a Senior Performance Officer at the National Research Council with more than 15 years of performance measurement experience in the public sector. In her current role, she is leading the development of an integrated and comprehensive performance measurement framework for the organization. During her 8 year tenure at NRC, Nadine has played a key role in developing and implementing performance measures and reports that meet senior management needs as well as central agency requirements. Prior to joining NRC, she managed a set of Alberta research funding programs, developing selection criteria, managing peer review processes and assessing the performance of the Programs through the annual reports and analyses. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta and currently serves as the co-chair of the PPX Community of Practice for Science-based Organizations.
Director / Directeur Public Health Agency of Canada Agence de la santé publique du Canada
PPX Board Member
Joe Faragone is an experienced manager in the federal public service and a serving member of the Canadian Armed Forces primary reserves. He has previously worked at Defence Research & Development Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian International Development Agency, Department of National Defence, National Research Council, and Correctional Service Canada. His area of expertise include Results-Based Management and its various elements, policy development, program management, science policy, and intelligence, security and emergency management. He has a BA in Political Science, MA in Public Policy and Public Administration, MA in War Studies, and is completing a PhD in Public Administration – his dissertation is exploring organizational performance management. He has presented at various conferences, including at international peer-reviewed fora.
Founder and CEO, Impactrio Director, Partnership, CES-NCC
PPX Board Member
Ashraful Hasan is the founder and CEO of Impactrio, an innovation+evaluation consulting firm. Ashraful has dedicated over five years to leading impact evaluation and change- initiatives both domestically and internationally and built a roster of experiences and networks in various fields including education, government, private firms, and not-for-profits. A certified sustainability professional (CSR-P) and a GRI G4 reporter, his professional interests and expertise include Gamification and human-centred design thinking, change management, and up-to-date techniques of evaluation such as Social Return on Investment (SROI), Collective Impact (CI), Social Network Analysis, PRECIS-2 etc. He is also serving as the director, Partnership, of the CES-NCC, For more about him: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/hasanashraful/
Prof. Eric Champagne the 2020 Winner of the Pierre De Celles Award