Centre Management

Senior staff members comprise IDRC’s Centre Management Committee. Committee members include our four regional office directors and the directors from our main program focus areas.  

The Committee works with the president to support research for development — providing advice and guidance on corporate objectives, policies, and programs. The Committee communicates our interests and values in Canada, and internationally.

Meet the Centre Management Committee

Santiago Alba-Corral

Santiago Alba-Corral

Interim Director, Agriculture and Environment

Ottawa, ON, Canada
Photo of Jean Lebel, President

Jean Lebel

President

Ottawa, ON, Canada
Photo of Sylvain Dufour, Vice-President, Resources and Chief Financial Officer

Sylvain Dufour

Vice-President, Resources and Chief Financial Officer

Ottawa, ON, Canada
Photo of Christel Binnie, Director, Corporate Communications

Christel Binnie

Director, Corporate Communications

Ottawa, ON, Canada
Photo of Federico Burone, Vice-President, Strategy, Regions and Policy, and Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean

Federico Burone

Vice-President, Strategy, Regions and Policy, and Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean

Montevideo, Uruguay
Photo of Dominique Charron,Vice-President, Programs and Partnerships

Dominique Charron

Vice-President, Programs and Partnerships

Ottawa, ON, Canada
Photo of Anindya Chatterjee, Regional Director, Asia

Anindya Chatterjee

Regional Director, Asia

New Delhi, India
Patricia Corrigan

Patricia Corrigan

Chief of Staff

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Arjan de Haan

Director, Inclusive Economies

Ottawa, ON, Canada
Naser Faruqui, Director, Technology and Innovation

Naser Faruqui

Director, Technology and Innovation

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Annie Garant

Corporate Secretary

Ottawa, ON, Canada
Maggie Gorman Vélez

Maggie Gorman Vélez

Director, Policy and Evaluation

Ottawa, ON, Canada
Photo of Geneviève Leguerrier, Director, Grants Administration

Geneviève Leguerrier

Director, Finance and Administration and Interim Director, Human Resources

Ottawa, ON, Canada
Katrina Millard

Katrina Millard

Director, Grant Administration

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Suzanne Palko

Director, Legal Services

Ottawa, ON, Canada
Barbara Shenstone

Barbara Shenstone

Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa

Amman, Jordan
Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith

Interim Director, Risk Management and Internal Audit

Ottawa, ON, Canada
Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor

Director, Strategic Development

Ottawa, ON, Canada
Kathryn Toure

Kathryn Toure

Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa

Nairobi, Kenya
Denis Trudeau

Denis Trudeau

Director, Information Management and Technology

Ottawa, ON, Canada