Hilary Geller

Assistant Deputy Minister, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Hilary Geller joined Environment and Climate Change Canada in June 2017 as the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Strategic Policy Branch.  

The Strategic Policy Branch has a leadership role within the department in a number of areas, including strategic policy development, agenda management, policy planning, results and delivery, intergovernmental affairs, economic analysis, sustainable development strategies and indicators, regional analysis, outreach and programme delivery. Through the Regional Directors General Offices, the branch supports the department’s overall goals and objectives by managing relations with the regions and associated key stakeholders. 

Previously, Geller worked at Health Canada, where she was the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (HECSB) from May 2011 to June 2017. A regulatory and scientific branch, HECSB works under various pieces of legislation to assess, manage and regulate a diverse range of issues in the areas of tobacco, controlled drugs and substances, environmental contaminants, consumer products, radiation and workplace chemicals. Prior to this role, she was Director General of Policy, Planning and Integration in HECSB from 2009 to 2011.  

Geller has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto, and a master’s in Business Administration from York University. 

Speaking at the following WCEF2019 sessions:

Tuesday 4 June at 16.00-17.30: WCEF2019 Grand Finale

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