Deputy Minister Champion

The Deputy Minister (DM) Champion is appointed by the Clerk of the Privy Council. The role of the DM Champion is to ensure that at the highest executive levels, the voice of managers is heard and profiled, while also providing the NMC with strategic advice and guidance. The DM Champion chairs the ADM Advisory Board.


Arun Thangaraj

Arun Thangaraj
Deputy Minister Champion, National Managers’ Community
Associate Deputy Minister, Transport Canada

Arun Thangaraj brings extensive public service experience to the NMC. Before joining Transport Canada, Arun was Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer at Global Affairs Canada where he was responsible for Information Management and Information Technology (IM/IT). In 2011, he was appointed Deputy Chief Financial Officer at the former Canadian International Development Agency. He also brings experience from his time at the Canadian Transportation Agency from 2002 to 2011. M. Thangaraj is a sessional lecturer in the School of Public Administration at Carleton University where he has taught courses in the management stream for many years. He received the Queen Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 for his contribution to the federal public service and to his community.

Arun Thangaj is delighted for his new role: "Over the past twenty years, the National Managers Community has made an indelible contribution to the public service. Leveraging the ingenuity and creativity of this community will be critical as Canada and the public service face increasingly complex and daunting challenges. I am very much looking forward to collaborating and connecting with partners from across the system to build on the numerous accomplishments of the Community and to ensure that managers' voices continue to have influence."

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