Judith A. LaRocque, IAS.A
National Academic Director and Lead Instructor
Retired, Government of Canada; Chair, Board of Trustees, Canadian Museum of Nature
Ms. LaRocque has broad and varied experience with the Canadian government. She started her career in 1979 with the Public Service Commission and worked as a procedural officer in the House of Commons from 1982 to 1984. In 1984, she became an assistant to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons. In 1986, she became Executive Assistant to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and then Chief of Staff to the Government Leader in the Senate and the Minister of State for Federal-Provincial Relations.
From 1990 to March 2000, Ms. LaRocque served as Secretary to the Governor General and Secretary to the Order of Canada, serving three consecutive Governors General.
Ms. LaRocque became Associate Deputy Minister of the Department of Canadian Heritage in 2000 and was appointed Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage in 2002.
From 2011 to 2015, Ms. LaRocque served as Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation in Paris, France.
From December 2016 to May 2017, she served as Vice-Chair, Broadcasting, Canadian Radio and Television Commission. From June 2017 to September 2017, she served as Interim Chair of the CRTC.
Ms. LaRocque received a Master of Arts in public Administration (1992) and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (19979) from Carleton University. Ms. LaRocque is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors from the Rotman School at McGill University.