Monique Collette assumed the responsibilities of senior advisor to the Privy Council Office (PCO) on November 15, 2010 after having served as president of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) since May 31, 2003, becoming the first former employee to lead ACOA. Collette began her public service career with the Department of the Secretary of State in Moncton, New Brunswick. She subsequently held several positions within the Department, including regional director for New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, and director general, Regional Operations, in Ottawa. Ms. Monique Collette was recognized for the outstanding contribution she has made to the Public Service of Canada during her distinguished career, notably at the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
"I joined the Board of LearnSphere because I truly believe learning and skills development are key to economic growth. My experience in economic development throughout the years has taught me that."