Associate Deputy Minister of Public Safety Canada
Ms. Tricia Geddes was appointed Associate Deputy Minister of Public Safety Canada effective June 20, 2022.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Geddes held the role of Deputy Director, Policy and Strategic Partnerships (DDP) at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) since April 2020. As DDP, she was responsible for key partnerships in the areas of strategic policy development, foreign relations, external review and compliance, communications, academic outreach and stakeholder engagement, as well as litigation and disclosure.
She also supported the Director and, by proxy, the Minister of Public Safety in their accountability for the overall operational activities of the Service, and ensured CSIS was accountable, transparent, and attuned to the strategic interests of the Government of Canada.
Ms. Geddes joined CSIS in 2014 as the Director General of Policy and Foreign Relations and then served as an Assistant Director, beginning in 2017. Previously, she held positions with the Canadian Armed Forces as Associate Director of Staff for the Strategic Joint Staff, as well as with the Privy Council Office in a number of senior analyst positions.
Ms. Geddes graduated from the University of Toronto (Trinity College) with a combined degree in Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies.
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