Former Delegate General of Quebec in New York; Former Deputy Minister of International Relations
Diane Wilhelmy has held different portfolios as a high-ranking civil servant in the Government of Quebec: Deputy Minister for intergovernmental affairs during the constitutional negotiations that led to the Meech Lake Accord and the Charlottetown Accord, she also lead another round of successful negotiations that allowed the Governement of Quebec to reach a balanced budget with the consensus of the major economic and social partners. She was Delegate General of Quebec in New York during the historic period of September 11th 2001, after which she served as Deputy Minister of international relations. In addition to her career in the civil service, she has held different management positions and lectured at l’Université du Québec, in particular at l’École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP). Since her retirement from government in June 2004, she has been consulting on public administration and sits on the Board of Directors for several public and private sector organizations; she also teaches and lectures. In December 2007 she chaired the deliberations of the Summit on the Future of the Forest Industry in Quebec, which was a major success.