The Chief of CSE

Greta Bossenmaier, Chief, Communications Security Establishment

Chief Greta Bossenmaier


Ms. Greta Bossenmaier was appointed Chief, Communications Security Establishment effective February 9, 2015.

Prior to this appointment, Ms. Bossenmaier held a variety of senior positions in the federal government including: Deputy Minister of the Afghanistan Task Force in the Privy Council Office (PCO); Senior Associate Deputy Minister of International Development and Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development; and Executive Vice-President and the Vice-President of Innovation, Science and Technology at the Canada Border Services Agency.

Ms. Bossenmaier began her career in the Canadian public service as a Defence Scientist in the Department of National Defence. She then accepted an international assignment with the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. She has also worked in a number of other departments in the  Government of Canada, including the Public Service Commission, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Ms. Bossenmaier holds a Master of Science degree in Operational Research from Stanford University in California and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba.

Ms. Bossenmaier is married and has two children.