Joanne Khouryati is currently Executive Director of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) College in Human Resources Branch. Joanne brings to the position extensive experience at the CBSA, including, notably, working as the Chief of Staff to the President of the CBSA, Director of Enterprise Risk Management, and as manager of the National Risk Assessment Centre.
During her years 17 years in the Public Service, Joanne has worked in a number of departments and held interesting positions within the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), Department of National Defence (DND), Privy Council Office (PCO) and the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS). Before joining the Public Service, Joanne spent 3 years working at the House of Commons as advisor to the Government Deputy Whip and to the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
Joanne has a Masters of Arts Degree, Specialisation in International Relations, from the University of Ottawa. Upon being granted a bursary by the Italian Government, Joanne conducted research for her masters’ thesis, in Italian, as a visiting student at the Universita di Perugia, in Perugia, Italy, and subsequently wrote her thesis in Italian. She is fluent in English, French and Italian. In addition, she studied Arabic, and has limited proficiency in speaking, reading and writing. In November 2015, Joanne was nominated by the President of the CBSA to participate in the Certificate Program in Public Sector Leadership and Governance, at the University of Ottawa