Deputy Minister of International Development

Paul Rochon

Deputy Minister of International Development

On July 8, 2013, Paul Rochon became the Deputy Minister of International Development, under the new Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.

Prior to this appointment, from August 2012 to July 2013, Mr. Rochon was Associate Deputy Minister of Health Canada and Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance on negotiations for a Canadian Securities Regulator.

Previously, Mr. Rochon held a number of positions in the Department of Finance including Associate Deputy Minister of Finance and Canada's Finance Deputy at the G-7, G-20 and the Financial Stability Forum, as well as Senior Assistant Deputy Minister in the Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch with primary responsibility for maintaining the fiscal framework of the Government of Canada.

Prior to joining the Department of Finance Mr. Rochon worked for three years at the Conference Board of Canada. He holds a bachelor's degree in History from McGill University and a master's degree in Economics from the University of Toronto.