Jean-Pierre Kingsley was Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer from 1990 to 2007. During his mandate, he instituted reforms aimed at assuring at respecting Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms and oversaw the modernization of Canada’s electoral system, including the 36-day electoral calendar, the digitization of electoral geographic systems, and the establishment of the National Register of Electors. After leaving the post of chief electoral officer, he served as president and CEO of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, leading international observer missions for elections in Iraq and Haiti, among others. Prior to joining the federal public service, Jean-Pierre was a hospital administrator and held positions in the private sector. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Master’s in Hospital Administration, both from University of Ottawa.
Honorary senior fellow