Who We Are


Jaime Pitfield

President and CEO

Prior to joining the Centre, Jaime Pitfield served as a public servant with the Government of Canada for 32 years and then joined the Yukon government as Deputy Minister for three years. In Whitehorse, he was Deputy Minister for highways and airports, procurement and public works, IM/IT, buildings and office infrastructure, and Yukon’s Capital Plan.

As Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment) at the Department of National Defence, he led the transition and consolidation of responsibility for all Defence infrastructure from the Commanders of the Army, Navy and Air Force under his responsibility and accountability. This included 3,500 people and $26 billion of assets. He was also responsible for First Nation and environment services to and from DND. As CFO and Vice President, Natural Sciences Research and Engineering Council (NSERC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) he delivered seamless internal and external corporate services to the organizations and their clients. As ADM Corporate and Technology Services at Citizenship and Immigration Canada, he led Human Resources, IM/IT, Communications, Risk Management, Access to Information and Privacy.

He served in 12 departments and agencies including Treasury Board Secretariat, Industry Canada, Public Works and Natural Resources.

He is married, lives in Ottawa and is a graduate of Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.