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Maria Barrados

Partner, Barrados Consulting, Inc.


Partner, Barrados Consulting, Inc.
Former President, Public Service Commission of Canada

Maria Barrados is the former President of the Public Service Commission of Canada (2003-2011) and is currently a partner in the consulting firm, Barrados Inc.

From 1993-2003, Maria served as the Assistant Auditor General in the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. She joined the department in 1985 and held a number of management positions. Prior to this, Maria held senior positions in the Education Support Branch of the Secretary of State for the Government of Canada and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited.

In addition to serving on the Sprott Advisory Board, Maria also volunteers as Chair of Accreditation Canada International. She is a member of the advisory boards for the Salvation Army, the Confucius Institute at Carleton University and is a member of the Executive of the Rothwell Heights Community Association.

She holds a Ph.D in Sociology from Carleton University, as well as her M.A. in Sociology from McGill University and an Honours B.A. in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan.