Nancy Chahwan

Nancy Chahwan

Chief Human Resources Officer
The Government of Canada

Nancy Chahwan is the Chief Human Resources Officer at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) since August 2018. Prior to this, Nancy served as Assistant Secretary of the Government Operations Sector, TBS from May 2015 to March 2017, at which time she was appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agency.

In addition to managing these Executive Networks, Charles has supported many other initiatives in the Workplace Health space including conferences, webinars, workshops, and research. Charles was part of the team to establish the first Mental Health in the Capital conference and has supported both the Better Workplace Conference and the Workplace Mental Health conferences for the past few years. In 2018, Charles organized workshops across Canada entitled Leading Mentally Healthy Workplaces.

From 2000 to 2015, she held regional and national senior positions in Public Works and Government Services Canada (now known as Public Services and Procurement Canada), where she was responsible for the rehabilitation of Canada's Parliament buildings, managed multi-billion-dollar programs in Acquisitions and Real Property, and contributed to Canada's space programs. Nancy's contributions include transforming program policies, implementation excellence, and fostering innovation.

Nancy has also been active on several Boards of Directors of profit and not-for-profit organizations as Secretary, Chair, or Head of Audit Committee. She is passionate about authentic leadership, empathetic service and lasting partnerships, and actively champions youth and executives. Nancy is the recipient of the 2017 Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX) award for a respectful and healthy workplace.