Alison LeClaire

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to the Russian Federation

Ms. Alison LeClaire (BA Hons in Political Science), York University, 1987

- 1987 joined the Department of External Affairs.

At Headquarters, she served in divisions responsible for human resource management, human rights, and environment and energy.

Overseas, she served in Brasilia from 1989 to 1991 as second secretary, political and public affairs; in Stockholm from 1998 to 2002 as political counsellor; and in Geneva from 2009 to 2014 as minister-counsellor and deputy permanent representative.

- 2002 to 2005 - Deputy Director of policy planning.

- 2005 to 2009 - Director of China, Mongolia and Taiwan relations; 2014 to 2016 - Corporate secretary.

- 2016 to 2019 - Senior Arctic official and director general for Arctic, Eurasian and European Affairs.

- January 2020 – Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Canada to the Russian Federation.

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