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Thao Pham
Senior fellow

FSS 6024
613-562-5800 ext. 4845


Thao Pham is a former senior civil servant of the Canadian government with over
30 years of experience. She last served as Deputy Minister, COVID-19 Recovery, in
the Privy Council Office (PCO). Prior to that, she was Deputy Secretary to the
Cabinet (Operations) in the PCO. Over the course of her career with the federal
government, she also served as Associate Deputy Minister of Transport Canada
and held several senior executive positions, including: Senior Vice President at
Parks Canada; Assistant Deputy Minister at Infrastructure Canada; Vice President
at Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, and Vice President at the
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency; and other executive positions at
Environment and Climate Change Canada. She oversaw large operations and
multiple programs at the national level, developed policies, and managed major
crisis, including the COVID-19 pandemic. She has built multipartite collaboration
with partners of different levels of government, non-profit organizations, the
private sector, and academia. She holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and a B.Sc. in Biology from McGill


• Public-sector management
• Economic development
• Large project management
• Crisis management
• Environment and climate change
• Transport & infrastructure