David Moloney brings extensive professional expertise developed as a senior official in the Government of Canada, including in the fields of international and domestic economic policy, the theory and practice of international development and public sector management. His public service career culminated in his appointment by the Prime Minister in 2011 as Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office, responsible for overseeing government-wide implementation of the Canada – U.S. Beyond the Border Action Plan, established by the Prime Minister and the President of the United States to achieve better trade, travel and security outcomes for Canada and the United States through an ambitious set of initiatives that together constitute a new approach to border management.
In 2012, the Prime Minister broadened David’s role with additional responsibility as Canadian Co-Chair of the Canada – U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council, including oversight of implementation of its 2011 Action Plan. The Prime Minister had previously appointed David as Executive Vice-President of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in 2009. In this role, he assumed broad responsibilities and accountabilities at the Associate Deputy Minister level for the overall policy suite, management and operations of CIDA. In addition, he led all aspects of CIDA’s program, policy and operational response to the earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010 and served as Canada’s representative in the creation and operation of the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission, co-chaired by President Clinton and the Prime Minister of Haiti, as well as of the Haiti Reconstruction Fund.
David also served as Vice-President, Policy at CIDA from 2003 to 2005, where he led CIDA’s participation in preparation of the Government’s 2005 International Policy Statement, including direct accountability for the Development paper released as part of that Statement. He also led development of the policy framework for improved aid effectiveness through strategic focus in CIDA’s overall programming, was a direct participant in the development, drafting and negotiated approval of the 2005 Paris Aid Effectiveness Principles and assumed a leadership position in the “contact group” of official donors engaged in the preparation of the 2005 Millennium Project Report to the U.N. Secretary-General. David’s other appointments at the Assistant Deputy Minister level included senior roles at the Privy Council Office, Treasury Board Secretariat, and Industry Canada. He also worked on a wide range of economic policy and management issues at the Bank of Canada and the Department of Finance. He holds economics degrees from the University of Western Ontario and the University of British Columbia.