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Speakers - Agenda for Results

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Day 2

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ANDREW GRAHAM, Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University

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.


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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 transformational initiatives.

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. 

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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 presentation methods.

He graduated from Carleton University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Commerce, and is a Certified Public Accountant.