Past ADM Champions

kevin radford Diane Orange – 2019-2021 RPIC AGM Champion
Assistant Deputy Minister, Horizontal Fixed Asset Review
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Diane Orange is the Assistant Deputy Minister, Horizontal Fixed Asset Review at TBS. Prior to this position, she served as the Assistant Deputy Minister, Human Resources and Corporate Services (2012 to 2017), and as the Special Advisor, Science Enterprise Centres Initiative at Fisheries and Oceans Canada. From 2005 to 2012, she served as Director General in the Real Property Branch of PSPC. Previously, Diane held a variety of policy and real property positions at a Crown corporation and other Government of Canada departments and agencies. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the Department of Political Science at Carleton University.

PitfieldKevin Radford – 2017-2019 RPIC ADM Champion
Assistant Deputy Minister (Real Property Branch)
Public Services and Procurement Canada

Kevin Radford was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister of the Real Property Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on August 15, 2015.

In this role, Mr. Radford is responsible for the delivery of the entire suite of real property services to federal departments and agencies, including office accommodation, project management, real estate services and specialty services (environmental, architectural and engineering), the management of 18 engineering assets (bridges, dams, highways and dry docks) as well as the acquisition and disposal of federal real property. He also represents real property expertise internationally as the President of The Workplace Network.

Mr. Radford was a key leader in the creation of Shared Services Canada in 2011, where he served as Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations, and was responsible for all back-office support, networks and security for 43 departments and agencies. Prior to this, he was Vice-President, Information Management and Information Technology, at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. He has held numerous senior executive positions in both the Chief Information Officer and Materiel/Procurement branches of National Defence. He served in the Canadian forces for 20 years.

Mr. Radford holds an engineering degree from the Royal Military College of Canada, a master's of business administration from the Schulich School of Business, and he participated in the executive program in supply chain and logistics management, also at the Schulich School of Business. He is a recent graduate of the Ivey Senior Public Sector Leader Program at Western University.

PitfieldJaime W. Pitfield – 2015 and 2016 RPIC ADM Champion
Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment)
Department of National Defence

Jaime Pitfield became Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment) at the Department of National Defence in December 2013. Jaime has a wide range of senior management experience in the federal public service, beginning in 1984 when he joined the Department of Regional Industrial Expansion. He served as Assistant Deputy Minister of Corporate and Technology Services at Citizenship and Immigration Canada from 2006-2010 before becoming Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President, at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

From 1985 to 1990, he left the public service to own and manage two successful companies in residential development and construction.

Since returning to the public service in 1990, Jaime has served in increasingly senior positions at the Department of Supply and Services; Energy, Mines and Resources; Natural Resources Canada (NRCan); the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada; Industry Canada; Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), and Public Works and Government Services Canada. He has been director general of human resources at NRCan, of Communications and Marketing at International Trade Canada (now DFAIT), of Government On-Line at Industry Canada, and of the Government of Canada Marketplace at Public Works and Government Services Canada. He also served as executive director of the Office of Petroleum Price Information at NRCan.

Jaime holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce (accounting) from Saint Mary's University in Nova Scotia.

G GGREENGeorge Green – 2013 and 2014 RPIC ADM Champion
Chief Administrative Officer
Parks Canada Agency

George Green was appointed Parks Canada's Chief Administrative Officer in April 2012. He is responsible for providing Agency-wide leadership covering a wide range of corporate services including strategic planning and reporting, investment plans, asset management, realty services, security policies, and information technology policies. As one of the largest federal custodians, Parks Canada manages a variety of real property and infrastructure assets with a current replacement value of more than $15 billion supporting 43 national parks, 167 national historic sites and four national marine conservation areas across the country.

After completing his studies in geology and serving as a police officer with the RCMP, George rejoined the public service in 1993. He has worked in the environmental sector, both domestically and internationally, in strategic policy and in performance management. Prior to coming to Parks Canada, George served as the Executive Director of Government and Parliamentary Operations at Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, where he and his team provided guidance and support to a number of federal departments regarding Treasury Board Submissions, including real property, Management Accountability Frameworks and strategic reviews.

George holds Bachelor's and Master's Science Degrees in Geology from Carleton University.


Alain Seguin – 2011 and 2012 RPIC ADM Champion

Chief Financial Officer
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Prior to joining Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Alain Séguin was with the RCMP since 2006. In his role as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO), Mr. Séguin provides modern corporate management tools that support the needs of business line partners and the achievement of RCMP strategic and operational priorities. Mr. Séguin is responsible for providing service excellence in the areas of financial administration, asset and real property management and contracting and procurement management. Prior to coming to the RCMP, Mr. Séguin was the Assistant Chief Statistician responsible for Management Services, encompassing Human Resource and Financial Management, for Statistics Canada. Mr. Séguin also held a number of senior level positions in the Federal Public Service such as Western Economic Diversification Canada and Natural Resources Canada to name a few.


J. Scott Stevenson – 2010 RPIC ADM Champion

Assistant Deputy Minister
Infrastructure and Environment
Department of National Defence

Scott Stevenson was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment) in July 2008, a post he assumed on an acting basis in September 2007. He was named Defence Champion for Persons with Disabilities in October 2009, and is the 2010 ADM Champion for the Real Property Institute of Canada.

Scott joined the Public Service in October 1999, as an Economist in the Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch of the Department of Finance where he was responsible for developing policy advice on a number of sectors including: national defence, emergency management, agriculture and food safety.

He joined the Department of National Defence in September 2001 when he was appointed Director Cabinet Liaison in the Policy group. From February to August 2003, Scott was the Director of the Secretariat for the Minister of National Defence's Advisory Committee on Administrative Efficiency. Subsequently, he was Director General Policy Coordination at the Department of National Defence from August 2005, where he was responsible for managing the Department's support to the Minister in Cabinet and Parliament, providing ministerial speech-writing services and managing the Department's public policy program - primarily through the Security and Defence Forum.

Prior to joining the Public Service, Scott was an officer in the Canadian Forces. He enrolled in 1984 and enjoyed postings to: the 3rd Battalion The Royal Canadian Regiment at Baden-Soellingen, Germany (1988-1991); the Special Service Force Headquarters at Petawawa, Ontario (1991-1993); the Intelligence Division at National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa (1993-1996); and 2 Electronic Warfare Squadron at Kingston, Ontario (1996-1998).

Scott has a Master of Public Administration degree from the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario (1999), and a Bachelor of Arts in Military and Strategic Studies from Royal Roads Military College, Victoria, British Columbia (1988). He is a graduate of the United States Army Special Forces Officer Qualification course (1990).

His association with the Canadian Forces began in 1980 as a cadet in 778 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron in Richmond Hill, Ontario.


Gordon K. McIvor 2009 RPIC ADM Champion

Vice President, Strategic Acquisitions
Public and Government Affairs
Canada Lands Company CLC Limited

Canada Lands Company CLC Limited (CLC) has been an active supporter of RPIC and has participated for many years in its Workshops, so it is a great honour and a privilege to have been asked to serve as the organization's ADM Champion for this coming year. Following in the footsteps of John McBain, for whom I and my company have the highest regard, is a somewhat daunting prospect, but I know his contributions are one of the reasons the organization is healthy today and confident in the future.

Real property is in the spotlight these days as the media focuses on the important role these assets play in value creation, and the potential for these assets to help the Government of Canada in leading the country to a stronger economic and fiscal position. Real property practitioners have a fundamental and strategic role to play in the nation's well being, and it is for this reason that I am especially pleased to lend my – and my company's support – to the Real Property Institute of Canada.


John McBain – 2008 RPIC ADM Champion

Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Real Property Branch
Public Works and Government Services Canada

John McBain was named to the position of Associate Assistant Deputy Minister for Real Property in February 2008. In addition to his role in operations management, he has specific accountabilities for the continuing transformation of the branch, strategic planning and the real property accelerated infrastructure program.

John entered the Public Service as a Senior Landscape Architect with Parks Canada after practicing in the private sector. While with Parks Canada John delivered projects for Historic Sites and National Parks in Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Alberta.

He began his career with Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) in 1985. He has held progressively more responsible positions including Director Asset Management, National Client Service Director for Canadian Heritage, Parks Canada and HRDC.

In 2005 John was named Regional Director General for PWGSC Atlantic where he was accountable for the broad range of PWGSC services in Atlantic Canada and as the Minister's representative and federal lead on the Sydney Tar Ponds Remediation Project.

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