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Our Director

David Vigneault

Photography of David Vigneault

David Vigneault

In June 2017, David Vigneault became the ninth Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). Mr. Vigneault returned to a leadership role at the Service after serving in a number of posts across the greater security and intelligence community.

Professional Experience

Prior to his appointment as Director, Mr. Vigneault served as Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Security and Intelligence, Privy Council Office from 2013-2017.

From 2010-2013, Mr. Vigneault served as Associate Vice-President, Program Operations, Canada Border Services Agency. Prior to that, he held senior executive positions at CSIS, serving as the Assistant Director, Intelligence, and Assistant Director, Secretariat.

Mr. Vigneault also served as Director, Transnational Security at the Communications Security Establishment, and at the Department of National Defence as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister.


Mr. Vigneault has a Master of Arts (Political Science) from the Université de Montreal and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from the Université Laval.

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