Descripción: (BA Honours [Economics], Queen’s University, 1973; MA [Economics], University of Western Ontario, 1974) joined the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in 1981, after a number of years engaged in development work in Africa. At CIDA, he held a number of program planning positions, as well as the position of director of corporate information. Moving to the Department of External Affairs and International Trade in 1992, he served as director of the Energy and Nuclear Affairs Division until 1996, representing Canada in a variety of capacities and at a number of international meetings and institutions, including G-7 economic summits and the International Atomic Energy Agency. He served abroad at the Canadian high commission to Tanzania and the embassies to Indonesia, and Mexico; at the latter he was the minister-counsellor and head of the Political Section. In 1999, he was appointed ambassador to Guatemala and concurrently to El Salvador, and in 2002 ambassador to Venezuela. In 2005, he became inspector general of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and in 2008 was seconded to Treasury Board as executive director of international affairs, immigration and defence. Since 2008 he has served with CIDA as vice-president, pan-geographic programs. Mr. Culham succeeds Graeme Clark.
Idioma: Frances, Inglés