Jacqueline Rigg

Chief Executive Officer

Jacqueline Rigg was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX) in June 2019. APEX is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the professional needs, of the senior leadership of the federal public service.

Jacqueline comes to APEX after serving as Assistant Deputy Minister of the Human Resources Branch at Canada Border Services Agency. She has also served as Director General Human Resources at both Canada Border Services Agency and the Department of National Defence as well as, positions at Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and Communications Security Establishment. Prior to joining the public service in 2007, she was an executive at Bell Canada, where she held positions in Finance, Marketing and Communications. Jacqueline holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree Honours (Major Finance) from the University of Ottawa and an Executive Leadership Program Certification from Queen’s University.

She is a seasoned talent management and leadership coach certified by the World Customs Organization and delivers training internationally. She is active in community youth programs, sits on the Board of Trustees of the Ottawa Grace Manor and is a Champion and co-founder of the Black Women’s Executive Network.