Mr. Hervé Déry was appointed Acting Librarian and Archivist of Canada in May 2013. Since March 2012, he occupied the position of Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Collaboration Sector in addition of assuming the role of Corporate Secretary, at Library and Archives Canada. His previous position was with the Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC). Before joining the PSC in January 2009 as Director General, Delegation and Accountability, Mr. Déry was Director General, Evaluation and Quality Assessment at the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS).
Mr. Déry holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Montreal, and has been with the federal government since 1983. He began his career in economic research with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, before moving to program evaluation and internal audit, first at the Office of the Comptroller General of Canada, and later at Communications Canada, Industry Canada, Human Resources Development Canada, Health Canada and the CSPS. Mr. Déry has also served as Director of Strategic Planning and Strategic Management with Public Works and Government Services Canada.
Mr. Déry was also president of the Canadian Evaluation Society, National Capital Chapter, and President of the Association des économistes du Québec, Outaouais section.