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Appointment of Chief Privacy Officer and Archivist of Ontario

September 22, 2015

September 22, 2015

Subject: Chief Privacy Officer and Archivist of Ontario

I am pleased to announce that John Roberts was the successful candidate in the competition for the position of Chief Privacy Officer and Archivist of Ontario.

John is a seasoned senior executive with years of experience in information management and government recordkeeping and archives. His career spans over 25 years with the Government of New Zealand.  Most recently, as the Director of Relationship Management with the Department of Internal Affairs, he has delivered programs designed to enhance recordkeeping and archives capability across central and local government.

John has excellent knowledge of information management, access to information and privacy protection laws and practices that foster government accountability. He successfully created and led the policy design and implementation of new public recordkeeping legislation in New Zealand and supported the integration of Archives New Zealand, the National Library of New Zealand and the Department of Internal Affairs. John is a graduate of Monash University in Australia where he completed his Masters in Information Management and Systems.  I am excited to be able to welcome a professional of John’s calibre to our Senior Management Team. John will commence his duties on September 28, 2015.

I would like to offer my sincere thanks on behalf of all of us to Mary Anne for her leadership of this division during the period of transition and the work she has done to further our goal of excellence in information and records management.

Please join me in welcoming John to the Ontario Public Service and thanking Mary Anne for her leadership.


Angela Coke
Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services


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