Michel G. Vermette was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada in September 2015. APEX is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the professional needs of its members, the senior leadership of the federal public service.
Prior to this, Michel occupied a variety of positions in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, most recently as Deputy Commissioner, the Assistant Deputy Minister position responsible for Coast Guard vessel procurement program. Michel was appointed to the Executive rank in 1999.
In the mid-1990’s Michel worked at the Canadian Blood Agency and Canadian Blood Services during the Commission of Inquiry into the Blood Program in Canada (the Krever Inquiry) and the reorganization of the national blood program through the creation of Canadian Blood Services.
Michel holds Bachelor and Master of Science (Biology) degrees from the University of Ottawa, and a Master of Business Administration from Western University. He was a Parliamentary Intern in 1987-1988.