Role: Executive Vice-President, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
France Pégeot was appointed Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on January 2, 2018.
Before joining the CFIA, Ms. Pégeot served as Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
She has held consecutive Assistant Deputy Minister positions at Justice Canada, in its Change Management Office (2013 to 2016); Fisheries and Oceans Canada as Senior Assistant Deputy Minister in its Strategic Policy Branch (2011–2013), and with Industry Canada, in its Regional Operations Branch (2010–11).
She has also held Assistant Deputy Minister positions with the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario in Policy (2009) and with Canada Economic Development for the Regions of Quebec (2006–2009).
Prior to becoming an Assistant Deputy Minister, Ms. Pégeot participated in an Interchange assignment as a visiting executive with Encana Corp. in Calgary and worked in various departments, including Health Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Privy Council Office. She started her career in the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
She holds a Master of Policy Analysis and a Bachelor of Food Science and Technology, both from Laval University.