Johanne Bray was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) at Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) in July 2017.
Before joining PSPC, Johanne was Deputy Attorney General, then Deputy Minister of Justice and Public Safety for the Government of New Brunswick. In these positions, she provided advice to ministers and government regarding issues affecting legislative, regulatory and policy matters. She also held a number of senior leadership positions with the Canadian Red Cross, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada and Carleton University.
Johanne is a lawyer by profession and has extensive experience and recognized strength in governance as well as policy development and implementation. She is also certified as a Risk Manager and as a Mediator. Johanne holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a bachelor’s degree in criminology and an LL.B from the University of Ottawa. In 2018, she was appointed Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.).
Johanne is married to Wayne MacDonald and together they have four children and three grandchildren.