Assistant Deputy Minister, Human Resources, Civilian, Department of National Defence
Mr. Kin Choi is Assistant Deputy Minister (Human Resources – Civilian) (ADM(HR-Civ)) at the Department of National Defence (DND). He serves as the CHRO for Civilian Human Resources management, programs and services for a workforce of approximately 25,000 people. Over the course of his career, Mr. Choi has worked in over 10 government departments and agencies in senior executive roles responsible for policies and programs such as large citizen services programs, national security, regulatory compliance, and corporate and central agency roles.
Mr. Choi has also held ADM roles at Employment and Social Development Canada, the Privy Council Office (PCO) and Health Canada. Mr. Choi began his public service career in 1992 and is the recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for Outstanding Public Service.
Mr. Choi was appointed by Governor in Council as Chair of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety in 2012. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Ontario Workplace Safety and Prevention Services as well as the Board of Directors for Queensway Carleton Hospital. Mr. Choi has also served on other not for profit boards/foundations.
Mr. Choi has completed an Executive Certificate on Strategy and Innovation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a graduate of the Government of Canada’s Advanced Leadership Program and the Accelerated Executive Development Program for senior government executives. Mr. Choi holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba. He is a graduate of the Directors Education Program from the Institute of Corporate Directors at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and holds the ICD.D designation.