CFIA President

The President is the chief executive officer of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and, as such, supervises its direction and its staff. The President has the rank, and all the powers, of a deputy head of a federal government department.

As President of the CFIA, Paul Glover is responsible for carrying out the Agency's mission, which is to safeguard food, animals and plants, which enhances the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment and economy.

About the CFIA President

Paul Glover
Paul Glover, President

The Prime Minister of Canada appointed Mr. Paul Glover to the position of President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency effective October 31st, 2016. Paul also serves as the Deputy Champion for Brock University.

Paul served as the Associate Deputy Minister of Health Canada from July 2013 onwards.

Prior to his appointment as Associate Deputy Minister of Health Canada, Mr. Glover was Assistant Deputy Minister of the Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB). HPFB takes an integrated approach to managing the health-related risks and benefits of health products and food through the regulatory system. Paul also served as the ADM Champion for the Community of Federal Regulators.

Paul was the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch at Health Canada from September 2008 to January 2011. Previous to that, he was in the Privy Council Office's Operations Branch, where he worked on a wide range of social policy issues. He began his career at Health Canada in 1986, in the informatics area. Paul then moved on to health systems management and assumed progressively more responsible jobs, eventually leading, as Director General, a number of business units, including First Nations and Inuit Health Programs, the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program, and the Safe Environments Program.

Over the years Paul has served on numerous governing bodies, including the Board of Directors of the Queensway Carleton Hospital, the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Canada Health Infoway, the Advisory Board for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Queen's University Board of Directors for the Centre for Water and the Environment. He has been a member of the National Academies of Science in the U.S.A. and the International Joint Commission.

Paul earned his Master in Business Administration from Queen's University.

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