Role and mandate
The Senior Executive Committee (SEC) is the senior decision making forum established by the Commissioner for the development and approval of strategic, force-wide policies, pursuant to and consistent with the Commissioner's authority under section 5 of the RCMP Act.
The role of SEC is to develop, promote and communicate strategic priorities, strategic objectives, management strategies and performance management for the purpose of direction and accountability.
Senior Executive Committee
- Bob Paulson
- Kevin Brosseau
- Deputy Commissioner, Contract and Aboriginal Policing
- Gilles Michaud
- Deputy Commissioner, Federal Policing
- Peter Henschel
- Deputy Commissioner, Specialized Policing Services
- Craig Callens
- Deputy Commissioner, CO "E" Division
- Marianne Ryan
- Deputy Commissioner, "K" Division
- Dan Dubeau
- Chief Human Resources Officer
- Alain Duplantie
- Deputy Commissioner, Corporate Management and Comptrollership
- Rennie Marcoux
- Chief Strategic Policy and Planning Officer
- Liliana Longo
- Senior General Counsel, Legal Services
- Craig MacMillan
- Professional Responsibility Officer
- Dennis Watters
- Chief Audit Executive, Internal Audit and National Review Services
- Serge Therriault
- Executive Director, Public Affairs
- Al McCambridge
- Corps Sergeant Major,
- Lisa-Marie Inman
- Chief of Staff to the Commissioner
- Jessica Hearty
- Policy Analyst, Strategic Policy & Planning Directorate
- Kiki Janes
- SEC/SMT Coordinator, Strategic Policy & Planning Directorate
Commissioner Bob Paulson joined the RCMP in 1986 in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Prior to joining the RCMP, Commissioner Paulson served for almost seven years in the Canadian Armed Forces.
From 1986 to 2005, Commissioner Paulson policed in various locations in British Columbia at the municipal, provincial and federal policing levels. This included work related to frontline service delivery, major crime & unsolved homicides, aboriginal and community policing, and investigating serious and organized crime. In 2005, Commissioner Paulson transferred to National Headquarters in Ottawa, where he served in the Major and Organized Crime Intelligence Branch and then National Security Criminal Operations. In November 2008, he was promoted to Assistant Commissioner in charge of National Security Criminal Investigations and then Assistant Commissioner, Contract and Aboriginal Policing Services. In November 2010, he was appointed Deputy Commissioner, Federal Policing.
Commissioner Paulson became the 23rd Commissioner of the RCMP on November 21, 2011. His focus since becoming Commissioner has been on the primacy of RCMP operations and on delivering results to Canadians through renewed emphasis on leadership and accountability.
Deputy Commissioner, Contract and Aboriginal Policing
Deputy Commissioner Kevin Brosseau joined the RCMP in 1988 in Edmonton, Alberta. From 1989 to 1998 he served in Williams Lake and Burnaby, British Columbia, as well as a number of locations in the Yukon in operational roles including municipal and provincial policing, general investigations and aboriginal and community policing.
In 2001 he earned a Bachelor of Laws degree, with distinction, at the University of Alberta. He completed his articles in Edmonton prior to attending Harvard Law School where, in 2003, he was granted his Masters of Laws degree.
From 2003 to 2005, D/Commr. Brosseau worked in the Strategic Policy and Planning Branch at RCMP Headquarters and in relation to the Maher Arar Commission of Inquiry and the Air India Flight 182 bombing review. After practicing law in New York, in 2008 he was appointed as the Senior Director of Operations at the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP.
In January 2011, he returned to the RCMP as the Assistant Commissioner of Contract and Aboriginal Policing. In addition to this role, D/Commr. Brosseau led the RCMP's contribution to amending the RCMP Act, which culminated in the Federal Government tabling its Enhancing RCMP Accountability Act in June 2012.
Between August 2012 and March 2016, he was the Commanding Officer for "D" Division (Manitoba), and in March 2016, he was promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner, Contract and Aboriginal Policing where he is responsible for directing the development, implementation and monitoring of national policies, procedures and standards governing the RCMP's contract policing business line, including Provincial, Territorial, Municipal and Aboriginal policing. This accounts for approximately 60 per cent of the RCMP's operational capability.
D/Commr. Brosseau is a former Fulbright Scholar and the recipient of many awards, including the Alberta Academy of Trial Lawyers Award and the National Aboriginal Achievement Award. In 2014 he was invested as an Officer into the Order of Merit of the Police Forces (OOM) and is also a recent graduate of the FBI's National Executive Institute.
He is involved on several Community Organizations focussed on youth and is an active member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
D/Commr. Brosseau was raised in Bonnyville, Alberta and is of Metis descent. He is married to Krista Brosseau. They are proud parents of their son, Nicholas.
Deputy Commissioner, Federal Policing
Deputy Commissioner Gilles Michaud has been a proud member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) since 1986, when he was first posted to work in the Province of Quebec where he honed his Federal Policing experience from a small detachment in Mont Laurier to more specialized investigative units in St Jerome and Montreal. He eventually transferred to Ottawa where he continued his progression in the Federal Policing environment as a Commissioned Officer both within a Division and at National Headquarters.
During his 30 years of service with the Force, D/Commr. Michaud acquired a wealth of experience in the areas of organized crime, proceeds of crime and commercial crime investigations at the national and international levels. For a number of years, he was in charge of the RCMP's National Security Criminal Investigations Program which was entrusted with investigating counter-terrorism and espionage cases.
He recently served as the first Commanding Officer of the newly-established National Division, whose mandate is to oversee the conduct of sensitive investigations of threats to Canada's national interests, as well as, to provide protective policing services in the National Capital Region, including security for the Parliamentary Precinct, the Prime Minister of Canada and other Canadian Executives and foreign dignitaries.
In October 2016, Deputy Commissioner Gilles Michaud was appointed to lead the Force's Federal Policing business line, which is the core line of service carried by the RCMP across Canada and around the world.
D/Commr. Michaud is a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute's 39th Session, the FBI National Academy's 213th Session, as well as of the Leadership in Counter-Terrorism Program administered by the FBI National Academy. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Program in National and International Security and McGill University's Executive Development Program.
He is a recipient of the Governor General's medal for academic achievements, as well as, the Queen's Jubilee and RCMP Long Service medals. In January 2014, D/Commr. Michaud was also appointed Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces. He is originally from St Leonard, New Brunswick and is a loving father to his two adult children.
Deputy Commissioner, Specialized Policing Services
Deputy Commissioner Peter Henschel is responsible for Specialized Policing Services (SPS), a broad range of critical services that include the Canadian Firearms Program, the Canadian Police College, Criminal Intelligence Service Canada, the Chief Information Officer Sector, Forensic Science and Identification Services, and Technical Operations. His responsibilities include stewardship for National Police Services, a suite of scientific, technological and police educational programs that support the broader Canadian law enforcement community.
He joined the RCMP in 1981 and spent the first seven years of his career in general-duty and investigative policing in British Columbia. He then moved to Technical Operations at RCMP National Headquarters (HQ) in Ottawa in 1988, where he provided electronic, covert, and technical support to major investigations across Canada.
In 1997, he was commissioned and appointed Security Officer for Governor General Romeo LeBlanc. He later transferred to the Commercial Crime Section in the RCMP's National Capital Region (NCR) division, where he also led the Tactical Troops and Emergency Medical Response Teams at major events.
He returned to National HQ in 2002, completing a series of assignments including: Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Critical Incident Program; Director General, Major Events and Protective Services; and OIC, Protective Operations Branch, where he oversaw the security for the Prime Minister, Governor General and other dignitaries.
Peter Henschel was appointed Assistant Commissioner, Forensic Science and Identification Services, in September 2008. In this role, he led a wide range of forensic programs that provide specialized investigative support services to Canadian and international clients.
In May 2012, he was promoted to his current rank and position of Deputy Commissioner, Specialized Policing Services (SPS).
Born and raised in Alberta, Deputy Commissioner Henschel completed an Honours Diploma in Electronic Engineering Technology at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. He is a fitness enthusiast with an avid interest in cycling and cross-country skiing.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Deputy Commissioner (D/Commr.) Daniel Dubeau is originally from Bonnyville, Alberta, and joined the RCMP in 1984. After graduating from Depot in 1985, he was posted to "A" Division (Ottawa) as a member of the Executive/Diplomatic Protective Section in Protective Policing.
He was transferred to "F" Division (Saskatchewan) in 1986 where he performed municipal policing duties and highway patrol functions. He was then transferred to "O" Division (Ontario) in 1989 and for the next 10 years advanced through the NCO ranks performing federal policing duties in various locations throughout the province including functions such as drug enforcement, customs and excise to commanding a federal detachment in northern Ontario. In 1996, he accepted a transfer to the Human Resources program in Divisional Headquarters.
In 1999, D/Commr. Dubeau was commissioned to the rank of Inspector in the Human Resources program for the Atlantic Region. For the next four years, he managed the Staffing, Labour Relations, Classification and Learning and Development programs for the region from his office in St. John's, Newfoundland. Subsequently, he accepted a transfer to National Headquarters (Ottawa) where he worked in Executive/Officer Development and Resourcing.
In 2005, D/Commr. Dubeau was promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent as the Director General, Employee and Management Relations. Shortly thereafter, he was seconded to the position of Executive Director, Human Resources Division, providing human resources services to the Department of Finance and Treasury Board Secretariat. He returned to the RCMP in 2008 and continued working in Human Resources in various leadership roles. In 2010, he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner as Director General, Workforce Programs and Services. In June 2012, he was promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner.
D/Commr. Dubeau has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of Human Resources, all of which has prepared him for his current duty as Chief Human Resources Officer. In addition to his policing achievements, he holds a Bachelor of Professional Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Athabasca University, as well as numerous certificates in fields such as Human Resources Management, Adult Education, Organizational Development, Project Management and Values and Ethics.
In 2001, D/Commr. Dubeau was granted the Certified Human Resources Professional designation from the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario. He is also the recipient of the RCMP Long Service Medal, awarded in 2004.
Deputy Commissioner, Corporate Management and Comptrollership
In August 1980, at 19 years of age, Deputy Commissioner Alain Duplantie joined the RCMP. Following his training at Depot, he was posted to "E" Division where he was assigned to general duties and general investigations at Burnaby, Surrey detachments. After several years of assignments investigating serious crimes, internal affairs and homicides, including 10 years of service on emergency response teams as an assaulter and sharpshooter, D/Commr Duplantie switched gears in 2004 to pursue a career in financial administration and accounting within the Force.
In 2005, D/Commr Duplantie was commissioned to the rank of Inspector, OIC Financial Control and Policy at National Headquarters. One year later, he returned to British Columbia where he was assigned to the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit as the Director of Corporate Services and Finance. In 2008, at the request of the Deputy Minister responsible for coordination of the Olympics and G8 security, while still responsible for the Olympic finance portfolio, he also took on the duties of Director of Finance for the G8/G20 Summits, a combination of Prime Minister-led summits that would take place in Huntsville and Toronto, Ontario. These two major events, both of which took place within the first six months of 2010, were the largest security deployments in the RCMP's history.
Following these assignments, in the summer of 2010, D/Commr Duplantie was transferred to Fredericton, New Brunswick, as the OIC Corporate Planning and Client Services for the Atlantic Region. One year later, he was appointed to the position of Corporate Management Officer for the Atlantic Region.
In June 2012, D/Commr Duplantie was appointed as the RCMP's Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. In his role as objective strategic advisor for business solutions, he supports the Commissioner in the achievement of departmental strategic and operational priorities by providing service excellence in the areas of financial administration, strategic investment, asset and real property management, procurement and contracting, and corporate management systems.
D/Commr Duplantie holds a Management Systems Certificate from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (1989), a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University (2000) and a Master of Business Administration from Laurentian University (2011). In 2007, he was granted the professional designation of Certified General Accountant, and is a member of the Certified General Accountants associations of British Columbia, Ontario and Canada.
Chief Strategic Policy and Planning Officer
Rennie Marcoux was appointed as the Chief Strategic Policy and Planning Officer in December 2012. Ms. Marcoux is responsible for developing the Force's strategic policy and planning capacity. As such, she oversees all Strategic Policy and Planning Directorate (SPPD) programs and services including Executive Services and Ministerial Liaison; Organizational Priorities and Strategy Management and Strategic Policy. Ms. Marcoux is also responsible for the RCMP's obligations under the Access to Information and Privacy Acts.
In May 2014, the Public Affairs Directorate was added to Ms. Marcoux's Portfolio. Public Affairs consist of National Communication Services, Musical Ride and Strategic Partnerships and Heritage.
Prior to her arrival at the RCMP, Ms. Marcoux held the position of Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Security and Intelligence, in the Privy Council Office. In this capacity, she was responsible for advising and supporting the National Security Advisor, and through him, the Prime Minister on security and intelligence and emergency management issues. Ms. Marcoux also supported the Cabinet Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, as well as the Cabinet Committee on National Security.
Prior to that, she was Assistant Director (Secretariat) in the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), responsible for supporting the Director in his overall responsibilities for control and accountability of the Service. This included the Service's relationship with its review bodies, the Inspector General of CSIS and the Security Intelligence Review Committee.
Ms. Marcoux also has prior experience as a Privy Council Officer, having spent time in the Security and Intelligence and Machinery of Government Secretariats, and as Assistant Clerk, Orders in Council. She began her career in government as a linguist/analyst with the Communications Security Establishment Canada.
Ms. Marcoux has completed undergraduate and graduate studies in political science and international relations at the Université de Montréal, Carleton University, and the Friedrich-Wilhelm Universität in Bonn, Germany.
Senior General Counsel, Legal Services
In June, 1996, Ms. Longo was appointed General Counsel in DFO, Legal Services, and made Senior General Counsel in January 1999. In her current position as Senior General Counsel, she manages the provision of legal services for the RCMP and is a member of the Senior Executive Committee.
Born in Italy, Ms. Longo studied at Marianopolis College, McGill University (completed Masters courses in psycholinguistics) and the University of Montreal; she holds degrees in Applied Linguistics and Civil Law. She was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1980.
Ms. Longo has previous experience in private practice, experience working as special advisor to a Federal Minister and experience as a Crown prosecutor in the Montreal Regional Office of the Department of Justice, Canada.
She held the position of Director, Legislative Affairs, Customs Programs at Revenue Canada, and Senior Counsel, National Strategy for Drug Prosecutions.
Professional Responsibility Officer
A/Commr. Craig S. MacMillan was born and raised in Southern Alberta, and joined the RCMP in 1986 in Ontario. He has served in Alberta, British Columbia and Nova Scotia in operational policing positions including general duty, Major Crime, Informatics, Hate Crime Team. He also worked briefly with the Medicine Hat City Police and as a Park Ranger prior to joining the Force.
In 1990, A/Commr. MacMillan took an extended unpaid leave during which he completed a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree at Dalhousie Law School, became a member of the British Columbia Bar, and completed a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Law from the University of British Columbia. During this period A/Commr. MacMillan worked in a variety of positions including with the Atlantic Region of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Nova Scotia Police Commission Investigative Branch, and Criminal Justice and Legal Services Branches of the Ministry of the Attorney General of British Columbia, as well as a lawyer in private practice in Vancouver, B.C., where he specialized in professional discipline law, including defending and prosecuting allegations of police misconduct.
A/Commr. MacMillan returned to the RCMP in 1997 in the Pacific Region where he successively worked as Legal Counsel in the Operations Policy Unit, Special Advisor in Commercial Crime, and Grievance Adjudicator. In 2007, he transferred to Ottawa as Director and Senior Counsel of the Member Representative Directorate. More recently, A/Commr. MacMillan was Senior Advisor to the Labour Relations Initiative responsible for developing and providing advice and direction relative to discipline, grievances, and other processes that have been proposed in the Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted Police Accountability Act. In 2012, A/Commr. MacMillan was appointed as the Director General of Adjudicative Services Branch. After acting in the role for eight months, A/Commr. MacMillan has been appointed as the Professional Responsibility Officer.
A/Commr. MacMillan is also an author and educator on ethics and policing. He currently is an instructor in the Ethics for Police Leaders course for the Police Leadership Program at Dalhousie University College of Continuing Education, and has been part-time faculty at Kwantlan University College, University of British Columbia Continuing Education, and University College of the Fraser Valley. He is a co-author of Ethical Issues in Law Enforcement (3rd ed.) (Emond Montgomery, 2008), and has authored a number of professional and academic articles on ethics, constitutional law, police independence, hate crime, violence in relationships, and compelled statements from police officers.
In addition to his Ph. D. in Law and LL.B., A/Commr. MacMillan holds a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Judicial Administration from Brock University, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Legal Studies from the University of Lethbridge and a Diploma in Law Enforcement from Lethbridge Community College.
A/Commr. MacMillan resides in Ottawa with his wife and two children.
Chief Audit Executive, Internal Audit and National Review Services
Dennis Watters joined the RCMP in 2011. In his role as Chief Audit Executive (CAE), Mr. Watters provides RCMP senior management with independent and objective advice and guidance, as well as advisory and assurance services designed to add value and improve the effectiveness of RCMP risk management strategies, management control frameworks, and governance processes. Prior to joining the RCMP, Mr. Watters was the Director General of Audit at the Department of National Defence. Mr. Watters is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner with over 20 years of service in the federal Public Service in Audit and Finance at various departments, including the Office of the Comptroller General at the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Canadian International Development Agency.
Executive Director, Public Affairs
After joining the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in 1984, A/Commr. Therriault performed front line policing duties and federal enforcement in aboriginal, rural, and urban communities. While adapting to various postings across Canada, he developed a broad knowledge of global crime trends and local issues, as well as of the legal framework at the municipal, provincial and federal level. Amidst his varied operational work, he also had the opportunity to mentor new recruits as a facilitator at the RCMP Training Academy from 1994 to 1997, and later on, contribute to the development of the executive cadre as a human resources officer at the RCMP Headquarters from 2006 to 2008.
During his career, A/Commr Therriault was selected to lead numerous multi-disciplinary teams based on personal achievements and operational successes. This was highlighted in his role as Criminal Operations Officer in the National Capital from 2008 to 2012, where he oversaw investigations related to National Security, International Anti-Corruption, Organized Crime, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity, Cyber and Financial Crimes.
In October 2012, he joined the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), as Deputy Commissioner in charge of the development of the Haitian National Police. Two years later, he became the 9th UNPOL Commissioner of MINUSTAH, building capacity for the transition of policing responsibilities and rule of law to the national authorities.
Upon returning to Canada in December 2015, A/Commr. Therriault accepted the responsibilities of the RCMP's Public Affairs portfolio which includes National Communication Services, Strategic Partnership and Heritage Branch, and the Musical Ride.
In addition to his extensive administrative and operational policing experience, A/Commr. Therriault holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration.
He is married and the proud father of three young men.
Corps Sergeant Major
Corps Sergeant Major Al McCambridge joined the RCMP in 1981 in Victoria, British Columbia. His first posting was in Manitoba, where he served at Stonewall Detachment and, in 1984, on the Pas Highway Patrol. In 1987, he was transferred to the Northwest Territories, where he served for over 28 years.
C/S/M McCambridge has been a crisis negotiator since 1991, and a member of the RCMP International Negotiator Group since 2003. Some of his major cases include serving as the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) in charge of the Grollier Hall Residential School Task Force, the Northwest Territories' General Investigation Section, the Giant Mine Homicide Task Force and Inuvik Detachment's General Investigation Section.
In 2006, C/S/M McCambridge travelled to Afghanistan to serve on the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team. There, he performed the duties directly related to Canadian police operations, patrols, and training of the Afghan National Police. After returning from Afghanistan, he served as the NCO in charge of Operations Support Service and Contract Policing Criminal Operations, NCO in charge of IMIT, the Operations NCO at Yellowknife Detachment and the Staff Sergeant Major of the Northwest Territories. He was appointed to the rank of Corps Sergeant Major in 2016.
As the Corps Sergeant Major, McCambridge is a member of the Commissioner's office and is responsible for dress, deportment, ceremonial protocols, and traditions of the Force. He is also responsible for maintaining a high standard of leadership and accountability amongst the non-commissioned ranks.
C/S/M McCambridge was born in Edmonton, Alberta and raised in Victoria, British Columbia from age six until he joined the RCMP. He holds an Advanced Certificate in Police Leadership from Dalhousie University and a Master's Degree in Terrorism Safety and Security from Charles Sturt University.
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