Scott Millar, Director General, Strategic Policy and Planning

Scott Millar is the Director General of Strategic Policy and Planning at the Communications Security Establishment (CSE). In that capacity, he leads teams responsible for providing strategic advice and guidance to the Chief and CSE senior management on domestic and international policy matters affecting the organization.  He also supports the cabinet and parliamentary responsibilities of the Minister of National Defence as they pertain to CSE.  In addition, Mr. Millar is accountable for initiatives that support the sound management of CSE, including strategic and business planning, risk management, and performance measurement as well as serving as  the executive champion of organizational design.   

Previously, Scott  held executive positions at both the Treasury Board Secretariat (Director of the Security and Justice Division) and the Privy Council Office (Director within the Administrative Services Review Team). He also served as the Senior Advisor to the Vice President (Policy and Programs) at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and as Acting Director of International Relations at FINTRAC, Canada’s anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing agency. Scott beganhis public service career in 1997 as a policy analyst within the Anti-Organized Crime Division at the former Department of the Solicitor General (now Public Safety Canada).

Scott holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts (High Honours) in Psychology from Carleton University, and has earned certificates from McGill University, the Canadian Foreign Service Institute and the Canadian Forces College. He also co-authored a chapter on cabinet ministerial accountability in How Ottawa Spends, 2007-2008: The Harper Government- Climate of Change (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2007).

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