Kevin G. Lynch
Kevin G. Lynch
|Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet|
March 6, 2006 – June 30, 2009
|Prime Minister||Stephen Harper|
|Preceded by||Alex Himelfarb|
|Succeeded by||Wayne Wouters|
|Deputy Minister of Finance|
March 20, 2000 – October 31, 2004
|Preceded by||David A. Dodge|
|Succeeded by||Ian Bennett|
|Deputy Minister of Industry|
October 16, 1995 – March 19, 2000
|Preceded by||new office|
|Succeeded by||Vernon Harder|
|Born||January 1951 (age 65)
Sydney, Nova Scotia
|Alma mater||Mount Allison University
University of Manchester
Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Mount Allison University, a Master of Economics degree from the University of Manchester, and a Ph.D. in Economics from McMaster University in 1980. He is married with two children.
Lynch began his career with the Bank of Canada as an economist in 1976. In 1981, he joined the Department of Finance and rose quickly through the ranks, becoming a Director in 1983 and an Assistant Deputy Minister in 1988. In 1992 he became Associate Deputy Minister at Industry and Deputy Minister of that Department in 1995. In 2000, he returned to Finance, this time as Deputy Minister.
In 2004, he moved from Ottawa to Washington, DC to serve as Executive Director for the Canadian, Irish and Caribbean constituency at the International Monetary Fund.
In 2011, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "for his contributions as a senior public servant, notably as head of Canada’s public service, and as a business leader and volunteer".
In September 2011, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) and the Canada West Foundation established the Canada-Asia Energy Futures Task Force with Kevin G. Lynch and Kathleen (Kathy) E. Sendall, C.M., FCAE, a former Governor and Board Chair of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), as co-chairs, and to investigate a long-term Canada-Asia energy relationship. One of their recommendations was the creation of a public energy transportation corridor.
- "Wayne Wouters succeeds Lynch as Clerk of the Privy Council, Secretary to Cabinet, and Head of the Public Service". Retrieved 2009-05-10.
- "Executive Bios - The Honourable Kevin G. Lynch, P.C.". Retrieved 2011-09-26.
- "Board of Governors - membership". Retrieved 2013-06-11.
- "Appointments to the Order of Canada".
- Securing Canada's energy future: report of the Canada-Asia energy futures task force (PDF) (Report). Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. June 2013.