Assistant Deputy Minister of Policy & Performance, Office of the Chief Information Officer of Canada, Treasury Board Secretariat
Kelly Acton is the Assistant Deputy Minister of Policy and Performance in the Office of the Chief Information Officer of Canada at the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS), providing enterprise level guidance on instruments and performance linked to the digital agenda, in the fields of service, security and access to information.
Kelly was previously Assistant Secretary of Strategic Communications and Ministerial Affairs at Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS). Prior to her arrival at TBS, Kelly held executive positions in communications, in IM/IT, strategic policy and regulatory affairs at Innovation, Science and Industry, as well as various leadership positions at what was then Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Kelly works in an engaging, multidisciplinary way, with a broad perspective informed by work in both the public and not-for-profit sectors on a range of public policy issues.
Kelly holds a degree in Journalism and Political Science from Carleton University, and an Executive Certificate in Public Leadership from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.