The Ombudsman

Mr. Frank Brunetta, Procurement Ombudsman

Mr. Frank BrunettaMr. Frank Brunetta was appointed as Procurement Ombudsman on January 4, 2011. In his role as Procurement Ombudsman, Mr. Brunetta leads a team of professionals whose overall goal is to promote fairness, openness and transparency in federal procurement.

Before joining the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman, Mr. Brunetta was Assistant Deputy Minister of the Departmental Oversight Branch, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). His responsibilities included providing independent assurance and oversight on the prudence, probity and transparency of Departmental operations. Mr. Brunetta is also the former Chief Risk Officer for PWGSC.

Since joining the public service in 1978, he has worked in various capacities at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada where he occupied the positions of Director General, Special Initiatives and Director General, Audit and Evaluation Branch.

Mr. Brunetta holds a master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and is a graduate of the Queen's University Program for Public Executives.