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Catherine Luelo (she/her)

Chief Information Officer, Canada

Deputy Minister, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS)

Catherine Luelo is a Deputy Minister at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and the Chief Information Officer of Canada.

Prior to her appointment as CIO in July 2021, Catherine was the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Air Canada, where she was responsible for the Information Technology systems that support and enable Air Canada’s global business. In this role, she additionally led innovation in the artificial intelligence space while managing the security and reliability of Air Canada’s worldwide systems in an operational landscape that substantially shifted during the global pandemic.

From 2001-2017, Catherine held senior management and executive roles at major Canadian companies, including Enbridge Inc., WestJet Airlines Ltd., and TELUS Communications.

Catherine holds an MBA from Athabasca University in Alberta and a BSc from the University of Alberta.

In June 2022, she was appointed to the MaRS Discovery District Board of Directors – North America’s largest innovation hub – located in downtown Toronto. In line with her deep interest in cleantech, she also became a member of the Climate Economy Strategic Council – advocating the importance of cleantech adoption to lead in the climate economy.

From 2018-2021, she served on the Board of Directors for scale ai, the Montreal-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) supercluster that aspires to increase competitive advantage for Canada globally in AI . She has also served as a Board Member for Creative Destruction Labs, as well as serving as Chair for Health Canada’s Industry Advisory Roundtable on COVID-19 Testing, Screening, Tracing and Data Management.


Inspiring & Interacting

Canada's Digital Ambition

In this session, CIO Catherine Luelo, shares insight on the Government of Canada Digital Ambition and discusses private-sector collaboration, digital identity, and analytics with FWD50 chair Alistair Croll. See more.
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