Our Leadership Team

Meet the people who lead the Courts Administration Service.

Chief Administrator and Chief Executive Officer

Darlene Carreau

Darlene Carreau

Chief Administrator and Chief Executive Officer

Darlene Carreau received a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa in 1993 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa Law School in 1996. She is fluently bilingual.

Ms. Carreau began her legal career in private practice with a major national law firm. Her practice included litigating cases before the Trademarks Opposition Board and the Federal Court. From 2003 to 2008, she worked with the Intellectual Property Group of Industry Canada Legal Services, where she provided legal advice, including on intellectual property litigation matters. From 2008 to 2019, Ms. Carreau worked at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, serving as Chairperson of the Trademarks Opposition Board from 2008 to 2015, Interim Director General of the Patent Branch and Assistant Commissioner of Patents, and Director General of the Business Services Branch from 2015 to 2019. In 2019, she joined the Department of Justice Canada as the Director General and Senior General Counsel of the Legal Practices Branch, where she also served as Corporate Counsel and was responsible for service and digital transformation of departmental legal services.

Ms. Carreau has represented Canada at national and international meetings, bilateral and multilateral forums, including the Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications of the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Senior Management

Wayne Lepine

Wayne Lepine

Deputy Chief Administrator,
Judicial and Registry Services

Jean-François Talbot

Jean‑François Talbot

Assistant Deputy Minister,
Corporate Services Sector,
and Chief Financial Officer

Anthony P. Sheehan

Anthony P. Sheehan

Chief Digital Officer

Jennifer McLeod

Jennifer McLeod

Chief Audit Executive

Christine Norrena

Christine Norrena

Executive Director and
General Counsel,
Federal Court of Appeal and
Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada

Chantal Proulx

Chantal Proulx

Executive Director and
General Counsel,
Federal Court

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