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Biography of Mr. Peck

Chief of Protocol

Robert William Peck

Mr. Peck is a graduate of Lindsay Place High School in Pointe Claire, Québec, and John Abbot College CEGEP in Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Québec. He holds a B.A. in History and Journalism from Concordia University (Montréal). Upon graduating he served from 1981 to 1982 in the House of Commons as one of ten Parliamentary Interns from across Canada.

After joining the Canadian Foreign Service in 1982, Mr. Peck served in Ottawa as well as at the Canadian High Commission in Lagos, Nigeria, and the Canadian Embassy in Berne, Switzerland.

At headquarters Mr. Peck worked in Corporate Management, Personnel, and the Media Relations Office. From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Peck, served as Press Secretary and Departmental Spokesperson to two Ministers of Foreign Affairs before being posted to the Canadian Embassy in Athens, Greece, from 1994 to 1997.

Mr. Peck was Director of the Media Relations Office at Foreign Affairs and International Trade from 1999 to 2000. During a leave of absence from 2000 to 2002, Mr. Peck was Director of Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations at aerospace leader CAE Inc. in Montréal. Upon his return to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Mr. Peck was appointed acting Director General of the African Affairs Bureau and was named Director of the West and Central Africa Division, a position he held until 2004.

Until his appointment as Chief of Protocol in the fall of this year, Mr. Peck was Canada's Ambassador to the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria from 2004 to 2007.

Mr. Peck is married and his wife, Maria-Pantazi-Peck, is also a member of the Canadian Foreign Service.


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