Manon Brassard was appointed Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada effective July 23, 2023.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Brassard held the position of President of the Canada Economic Development Agency for Quebec Regions from 2016. From 2010 until 2016, Ms. Brassard held the positions of Assistant Deputy Minister at Citizenship and Immigration Canada, at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and at the Treasury Board Secretariat, after serving in a number of executive roles in various public sector organizations.
Ms. Brassard began her public service career with the Board in 1989, where she served in a number of roles, including Senior Legal Adviser and Director General of the Policy, Planning and Research Branch.
Ms. Brassard has a Bachelor of Laws from the Université of Laval and was called to the Bar of Quebec in 1984.