About Michelle d’Auray
Ms. d’Auray was appointed Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Canada to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, in Paris, on January 21, 2015.
Ms. d’Auray has broad and varied experience in government, with over 10 years as a Deputy Minister (the most senior level in the public service). Ms. d’Auray was the Deputy Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, from 2012 to 2015. This department is the Government of Canada’s principal procurement and real estate and asset management organization, including military procurement, for which she developed and implemented the Government’s overall strategy.
From 2009 to 2012, she served as the first woman Secretary to the Treasury Board, where she was responsible for the Government’s overall expenditure management system, and oversaw the one-year comprehensive expenditure review for the Government of Canada which led to savings of over CAN $6 billion in operations. Ms. d’Auray was the first Chief Human Resources Officer for the Government of Canada, establishing the Office and role in 2009. From 2007 to 2009, she was the first woman Deputy Minister at Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
She started her career in the cultural sector and has worked in communications, information technology, policy development, and management.