Mr. Kin Choi is the Assistant Deputy Minister (Human Resources – Civilian) at the Department of National Defence (DND). He serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer 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 ten government departments and agencies in senior executive roles maintaining responsibility for policies and programs including but not limited to citizen services programs, national security, and regulatory compliance in both corporate and central agency roles. Mr. Choi has also held Assistant Deputy Minister roles at Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), the Privy Council Office (PCO) and Health Canada (HC). Mr. Choi began his career in the Federal Public Service in 1992 and is the recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for Outstanding Public Service. Mr. Choi was appointed by the Governor in Council as Chair of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) in 2012. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Ontario Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS) as well as the Board of Directors for Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH). Mr. Choi has also previously served on numerous other not for profit boards and 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. Most recently, Mr. Choi was recognized at the prestigious 2019 Canadian HR Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the HR Industry.