The Government of Canada announced today that two Carleton alumni have been given diplomatic appointments.

Janice Charette Named High Commissioner to the United Kingdom

Janice Charette has been named high commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Charette pursued her Bachelor of Commerce at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business, graduating in 1984.

She was Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet from October 2014 until January 2016. Previously, she was Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council and Associate Secretary to the Cabinet. She also held the position of Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs from November 2010 to January 2013.

From July 2006 to July 2010, Charette was Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and chairperson of the Canada Employment Insurance Commission. Prior to that, Charette served as Deputy Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Associate Deputy Minister of Health.

Charette joined the Privy Council Office (PCO) as Assistant Secretary to Cabinet for Priorities and Planning in 2001 and was named Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet for Plans and Consultations in 2002.

She worked in the private sector from 1996 to 1999, first as Principal in the management consulting firm of Ernst & Young, and as Director of the Transition Team for the newly formed Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

From 1994 to 1996, she worked at PCO as co-ordinator of the Base Closures Task Force and then on the Program Review exercise.

In the early part of her career, she worked for the Department of Finance, the Office of Privatization and Regulatory Affairs, the Federal-Provincial Relations Office and the Prime Minister’s Office.

In 2008, she was national chair for the United Way’s Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign, raising more than $36 million for communities and national health charities across Canada.

Perry Calderwood Named High Commissioner to Pakistan

Perry Calderwood has been appointed to the position of High Commissioner to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Calderwood pursued his Bachelor of Arts in Soviet and Eastern European Studies at Carleton, graduating in 1983. He went on to receive his Master’s in International Affairs in 1987.

Before his new appointment, Calderwood recieved diplomatic appointments as High Commissioner in the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Permanent Observer to the Economic Community of West African States, with concurrent accreditation as Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

The Carleton University community congratulates these alumni for their recent diplomatic appointments.

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