Arun Thangaraj has over 20 years of experience in the federal government. In 2011, he joined the former Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) as Deputy Chief Financial Officer. In 2013, Arun was the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to the public service of Canada and to his community. In 2015, he was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer of Global Affairs Canada (GAC). In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of corporate planning, finance and information technology for the Department. Arun has served on a number of governance boards, including the Finance and Operations Committee of the Global Fund, and is currently a member of the Public Service Pension Advisory Committee. Arun is a sessional lecturer in the School of Public Administration at Carleton University, where he has taught management stream courses for the past twelve years. He holds an Honours BA in Political Science from the University of Toronto, a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Carleton University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa and the CPA, CMA designation.