Michael Martin was appointed Deputy Minister of the Environment on June 20, 2014.
Mr. Martin began his public service career at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1984. He served overseas in Islamabad, Tokyo and Beijing as well as in Ottawa.
He joined Environment Canada in 2006 as Assistant Deputy Minister of Strategic Policy and was subsequently named Canada's Chief Negotiator and Ambassador for Climate Change, for the negotiations leading up the Copenhagen Climate Conference.
Mr. Martin was appointed as Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations) at the Privy Council Office in 2010. Most recently he served as Senior Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence.
Mr. Martin was born in Edmonton and educated at the University of Victoria and at Yale University.
Associate Deputy Minister
Coleen Volk was appointed Associate Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change on April 11, 2016.
Ms. Volk joined the public service in 2005 as an Assistant Deputy Minister with Finance Canada. She has since held ADM-level positions with the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Industry Canada and the Privy Council Office, and in 2011 she joined Environment Canada as Assistant Deputy Minister of Environmental Stewardship. In 2013, she was appointed Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel, Business Transformation and Renewal) at the Privy Council Office.
Prior to joining the public service, Ms. Volk worked in the banking industry and held senior executive roles with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. She was born in Saskatchewan and has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Regina. She is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA).
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