Paul Rochon assumed the position of Deputy Minister of Finance on April 21, 2014.
Prior to this appointment, from July 2013 to April 2014, Mr. Rochon served as Deputy Minister of International Development, under the new Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.
Previously, Mr. Rochon was Associate Deputy Minister of Health and concurrently Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance on negotiations for a Canadian securities regulator.
Mr. Rochon has more than 20 years of experience at the Department of Finance and held a number of positions, including Associate Deputy Minister of Finance and Canada's Finance Deputy at the G-7, G-20 and the Financial Stability Forum, as well as Senior Assistant Deputy Minister in the Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch.
Prior to joining the Department of Finance, Mr. Rochon worked for three years at the Conference Board of Canada. He holds a bachelor's degree in History from McGill University and a master's degree in Economics from the University of Toronto.