France Pégeot

France Pégeot

Executive Vice-President
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

France Pégeot was appointed Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on January 2, 2018.

Before joining the CFIA, France served as Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. She has held consecutive Assistant Deputy Minister positions at Justice Canada, in its Change Management Office; Fisheries and Oceans Canada as Senior Assistant Deputy Minister in its Strategic Policy Branch, and with Industry Canada, in its Regional Operations Branch. France has also held Assistant Deputy Minister positions with the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario in Policy and with Canada Economic Development for the Regions of Quebec.

Prior to becoming an Assistant Deputy Minister, she participated in an Interchange assignment as a visiting executive with Encana Corp. in Calgary and worked in various departments, including Health Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Privy Council Office. France started her career in the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.