Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council

Serge Dupont

Photo: Serge Dupont, Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council

Serge Dupont was appointed Deputy Clerk and Associate Secretary of the Cabinet in May 2016, and Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs in June 2016. In this role, he supports the Prime Minister, the Cabinet, and the Clerk of the Privy Council in the development and implementation of public policy, federal-provincial-territorial relations, and stewardship of the Public Service of Canada.

Prior to joining the Privy Council Office, Serge served for 20 months as Executive Director for the constituency of Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), serving on the 24-member Executive Board of the institution.

Previously, beginning October 2010, Serge was Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), overseeing federal responsibilities for energy, mining, forestry and earth sciences and leading a 4,000-employee, science-based organization.

Serge joined NRCan in June 2008 as Associate Deputy Minister to lead the restructuring of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) and to advise on Canada’s nuclear sector. In 2009, he was appointed Deputy Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs in the Privy Council Office while continuing to advise the Minister of Natural Resources on nuclear matters.

From 2001 to 2008, Serge held senior positions in Finance Canada, including Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy, and General Director (Analysis), Tax Policy.

Since joining the public service of Canada in 1983, Serge has worked on a wide range of economic and financial issues, including energy policy, the privatization of Crown corporations, market framework laws and regulation, and intellectual property policy. He served as Finance counsellor in Canada’s mission in Paris, Departmental Assistant to the Minister of Finance, and Corporate Secretary of Industry Canada (now Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada).

Serge holds a B.Sc. (University of Ottawa) and an M.A.Sc. (University of Waterloo) in Management Sciences, as well as an international diploma in public administration from the Ecole nationale d'administration (Paris). He serves on the Board of the Public Policy Forum, a non-profit organization.

Serge is married, with two children.