In December 2012, Andrew Treusch was appointed Commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The CRA administers income, sales and other taxes; ensures compliance; and distributes benefit payments to millions of Canadians on behalf of governments across Canada.
In 2011-12, the CRA collected $419 billion in taxes and duties; issued 111 million benefit and credit payments totalling $21 billion; and recovered $40 billion in tax debt. The CRA has 39,000 employees working coast to coast across Canada.
Mr. Treusch was born in Saskatoon and grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He received a B.A. (Honours) and M.A. degrees from the University of Manitoba in 1976 and 1978; his principal field of study was Political Studies. He began his Ph.D. at Queen's University in 1979 when he was selected as a Canadian Parliamentary Intern, which brought him to Ottawa.
Mr. Treusch's career began with the Public Service of Canada in the early 1980s. He joined the Department of Finance in 1984, and then moved to the Privy Council Office, the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development in positions of increasing responsibility.
In 2007, Mr. Treusch was named Executive Director to the Competition Policy Review Panel, chaired by L.R. Wilson. The Panel's mandate was to review competition and investment policies and to report to the Minister of Industry. The Panel's report, "Compete to Win" was released in June 2008.
Mr. Treusch was appointed Associate Deputy Minister of Environment Canada in June 2008 and later Associate Deputy Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada in September 2009.
Currently, Mr. Treusch is the Government of Canada's Federal Deputy Minister Champion for Memorial University of Newfoundland, and is the President of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC).
Mr. Treusch is married, has three children, and resides in Ottawa.
You can follow Andrew on Twitter at @AndrewTreusch.
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