Catherine Bragg (born in 1953 in Hong Kong) served as Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs between December 2007 and March 2013. Bragg obtained a PhD in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany, SUNY, a Master of Philosophy in Criminology from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Toronto.
Throughout her career, she has served in various capacities in the Federal Public Service in the Government of Canada. In the Privy Council Office, she formulated policy advice to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet. In the Department of National Defence, she worked on human resource issues. In the Department of Justice, she focused on evaluation and strategic planning.
Prior to joining the United Nations, Bragg served as the Director-General of the Humanitarian Assistance, Peace and Security Programme in the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) since 2004.
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