Speakers

Julie Bastarache

Director General, Evaluation and Integrated Risk Management

Public Services and Procurement Canada

Anna Maria Campbell

Anna Maria Campbell

ERM Manager, Ministry of Finance

Government of British Columbia

Anna Maria Campbell is an Enterprise Risk Manager for the Province of British Columbia. Partnering with  her colleagues and clients, she leads the implementation of enterprise risk management across the  provincial government. She provides risk management advice to government ministries and crown  corporations and develops tools and resources to support effective risk analysis and communication.  Anna Maria has been with the British Columbia public service for over 15 years and brings over 25 years  of business management expertise to her role, which was acquired in both public and private  organizations.

Gerald Caron

Gerald Caron

Chief Information Officer and Assistant Inspector General of Information Technology, Office of the Inspector General

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Mr. Caron is a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and is Chief Information Officer (CIO) / Assistant Inspector General of Information Technology (AIG/IT) for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as of May 2021.

Previously he has served as the Director of Enterprise Network Management (ENM) within the Directorate of Operations in the Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) at the Department of State (DOS) since June 2016.

Mr. Caron has over 24 years of information technology (IT) experience.  He began his career in the US Army working in hands-on technical positions serving for 7 years as a Programmer and Administrator.  Mr. Caron then spent 2 years as a contractor with the federal government, where he acquired more refined technical skills and a more detailed understanding of IT operations.  He joined the federal government at the Department of State (DOS) in 2003 as a Systems Administrator.  He has held multiple positions at the DOS, moving from managing small technical groups leading up to Director for ENM.

One of his most significant accomplishments was acting as the technical liaison during a major cyber security event at the Department. His leadership allowed the Department to resolve the incident as quickly and effectively as possible with minimal impact to the mission.

As the Director of ENM, Mr. Caron was personally responsible for the leadership of the largest office within the IRM bureau. This included managing the financial portfolio of over $200 million and prioritization of work across a wide range of disciplines.  In this role he was responsible for the network and authentication infrastructure for the Department, led the re-engineering of the Department’s primary Identity and Access Management solution, formed teams to address key security efforts needed to mitigate future potential cybersecurity attacks through collaborative efforts, led the redesign of the Department’s Active Directory significantly improving security and responsible for the engineering and management of all the Department’s global network infrastructure and perimeter security infrastructure.

Mr. Caron is a co-chair on the CIO’s Innovation Counsel for Zero Trust as well as co-chair for ATARC.org Zero Trust Working Group. He previously chaired ATARC.org Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) 3.0 Working Group which resulted in 8 vendor proof of concepts being delivered to government participants.

Mr. Caron received his associate degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Computer Information Systems, Network Administration from the Northern Virginia Community College.  At the Department of State, he also has received training in the Executive Potential Program from the USDA Graduate School in 2009 and Advanced Leadership Skills in 2014.  He received his certification in May 2020 as a Forrester Zero Trust – Strategist (ZTX-S) and received his Federal IT Security Manager Certification (FITSP-M) in 2017.  Mr. Caron has received numerous individual awards for his exceptional service since 2004.

Bill Danielsen

Bill Danielsen

Executive Director, Enterprise Identity Services, Integrity Services Branch

Employment and Social Development Canada

Bill Danielsen works as the Executive Director for Enterprise Identity Services with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).  Throughout his more than 25-year career in the federal government, he has championed a number of significant change management initiatives and has overseen the implementation of several multi-national and international projects.  Additionally, Mr. Danielsen has chaired federal committees reporting to the Privy Council Office that have directly impacted the operations and machinery of government.  A seasoned leader, he has led crisis and emergency response for a portfolio of more than $120B.  He has been a leader working to address corporate risk associated with insider threat across a number of federal departments.  Insider threats include intentional and unintentional events caused by employees that can have significant and catastrophic impacts to organizations, largely linked to data breaches.

Academically, Mr. Danielsen is a Doctoral Candidate pursuing his Doctor of Business Administration with Royal Roads University.  His research is focused on understanding insider threats and the impact of social bonds as a potential mitigation to threat behaviours.  He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Royal Roads University and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from the University of Victoria.

Alec Keyes

Enterprise Risk Management Analyst

Canada Revenue Agency

John Lark

John Lark

President

Coherent Advice

John Lark is an accomplished manager with broad experience in the management of staff, budgets and deliverables. He has managed research teams, chaired federal-provincial committees, and facilitated workshops at the Board level of large-scale organizations with domestic and international operations. He is a leader in risk management whose skills have been recognized internationally. He has worked with Canadian federal and provincial governments as well as the OECD, the US EPA, the Canadian Standards Association, the Risk Management Institution of Australasia and ISO, the International Organization for Standards. Mr. Lark has also been an invited speaker on Enterprise Risk Management, Operational Risk, Risk for Boards of Directors, and Internal Audit Control and convened an invited session of global leaders in risk management. He was awarded the global certification in risk management, CPRM in 2010.

He is a highly regarded global expert and has been an invited keynote speaker at international conferences in Washington D.C., Biel Switzerland and, Sydney, Canberra and Cairns Australia. Mr. Lark was one of Canada’s delegates to the ISO risk management Committee and was a Team Leader of several ISO Working Groups and Subcommittees. Mr. Lark was the sole author of the international ISO Guide to implementing ISO 31000:2009 released in January of 2016.

Mr. Lark also has extensive Board experience and is Chair of two Not For Profit Boards and sits on the board of several major charities. He recently completed the Director’s Education Program that is jointly offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Management. After completing the course he successfully passed the qualifying exams and earned the ICD.D designation confirming his knowledge of Board obligations, structures and functions as well as all legal and regulatory obligations.

Jeff Milne

Jeff Milne

ERM Manager, Ministry of Finance

Government of British Columbia

Jeffrey Milne has worked for the BC Government in the Ministry of Finance within the Risk Management  Branch (RMB) since 2007. Jeff’s current role is Manager, Enterprise Risk Management. Prior to that he  was a Risk Management Consultant in both the Education and Health teams within RMB for over a  decade. In his roles at RMB he has provided extensive risk management advice to his clients (twenty BC  ministries, twenty-nine crown corporations, sixty school districts, twenty-five postsecondary institutions,  and six health authorities). Jeff has successfully led or been involved with many RFPs for professional  services under RMB’s provincial programs. He has provided risk management and insurance advice on  five public-private partnership projects. Jeff has been a team lead on RMB’s Provincial Construction  Insurance and Loss Control Programs. During his time at RMB, he has authored risk notes, newsletter  articles, guidelines and co-authored RMB’s construction contract risk provisions. Jeff received his Master  of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University in 2016 and completed professional designations as an Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP) in 2008, Canadian Risk Management (CRM) in 2000,  and a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) in 1999.

Christina Pulickal

Christina Pulickal

Assistant Director, Corporate Risk Management

Canada Revenue Agency

Since February 2019, Christina Pulickal has been the Assistant Director of Corporate Risk Management, in the Audit, Evaluation and Risk Branch at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Christina leads the team responsible for the continuous surveillance and analysis of the Canada Revenue Agency’s enterprise risk portfolio and the development of the quarterly Corporate Risk Profile report.

Christina started her career with the Agency in 2001 as an Income Tax and GST generalist auditor in the Prairie Region (Saskatchewan). After moving to Ottawa in 2006, Christina spent close to 10 years working in positions offering increasing levels of responsibility such as Branch Issues Manager, Principal Policy Analyst and, more recently, for two years, as the Chief of Staff to an Assistant Commissioner.

Since joining the Audit, Evaluation and Risk Branch, Christina has been the recipient of Branch awards recognizing her leadership in support of employee health and wellness and for her team’s development and presentation of 15 Risk and Control Dashboards to the CRA’s Corporate Management  Committee and Board of Management in the height of the pandemic to inform accurate and up-to-date risk-based decision making at the enterprise level. In February 2021, she was also part of the team recipient of the CRA Award of Excellence in the partnership category in recognition of the collaboration between the CRA and the OECD in developing a Reputational Risk Management Maturity Model and report that was published internationally in July 2020 on the OECD’s Forum on Tax Administration Communities of Interest Series website.

Christina holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Regina, with a concentration in Accounting and Statistics.

Melanie Rousseau

Chief Risk Officer & Director, Risk & Business Continuity Management

Alberta Environment & Parks

Karen M. Zarrouki

Manager, Audit Operations

Office of the Comptroller General

Manager

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat