ANDREW GRAHAM, Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's
Andrew Graham has considerable experience in
complex organizational management. Having served as Assistant
Deputy Minister for 14 years, he has over 30 years of service with
the federal government. He has extensive experience including: line
operations, as Warden of the Kingston Penitentiary; leading complex
regional operations; and, numerous policy and corporate
leadership/management roles, such as Senior Deputy Commission of
the Correctional Service of Canada and the ADM, Corporate Services
of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Mr. Graham teaches in both the
graduate and professional development programs at Queen's
University's School of Policy Studies, as well as, its Industrial
Relations Centre. He also teaches at the Canadian Police College.
He is a research associate of the Conference Board of Canada,
completing a variety of studies on strategic planning, financial
and human resources management, and risk management.
Mr. Graham writes on public sector management, financial
management, integrated risk management and governance and has
published the first textbook on managing public money, entitled
"Canadian Public Sector Financial Management" (2007), available
through McGill-Queen's University Press.
Mr. Graham had contributed a regular column on management
issues, "Briefly Noted" for Public Management, a periodical
published by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada
(IPAC), and is Series Editor for the IPAC Case Study Program.
He has focused much of his academic work in risk management. He
has participated in several studies on implementing risk management
in business and government for the Conference Board of Canada and
regularly teaches risk management workshops at the Canadian Police
College and the Industrial Relations Centre at Queen's University.
He presents regularly at conferences on risk management, as well
as, the governance of risk.
CHERYL ANDERSON, Special Advisor, Compensation Sector, Public
Services and Procurement Canada
For the past 25 years, Cheryl Anderson has
played technical, business and management roles on large and small
projects in and outside the Federal public service. She has been
involved in all aspects of planning design/transformation,
development, implementation and management of business processes
and associated systems. She is particularly experienced in the
application of business and change management principles to
planning and implementing large-scale multi-organizational
Through her work, she developed specific expertise in
communicating information to senior management and executives in
the public service, ranging from briefing notes and presentations
through to Treasury Board submissions and Memoranda to Cabinet.
Most recently, she was responsible for the communications strategy
and materials for the Common Financial Management Business Process
Initiative and Financial Management Transformation. She is
currently a Special Advisor for the Compensation Sector of Public
Services and Procurement Canada.
MICHAEL FLEMING, Financial Management Advisor, Real Property
Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Michael Fleming provides management reporting
and budgeting. He also offers financial advisory services for a
Branch whose budget exceeds $5 billion annually.
Mr. Fleming has 14 years of financial experience in the public
service and crown corporations, leading various budgeting and
reporting functions. Currently, he is leading the revamping of the
financial management reporting for senior leaders at PSPC,
modernizing the function to take advantage of new technologies and
He graduated from Carleton University in 2004 with a Bachelor of
Commerce, and is a Certified Public Accountant.