In September 2016, Jennifer Robinson accepted an assignment as Executive Director of the Internal Audit Policy and Communities Division at the Office of the Comptroller General (OCG).
Jennifer began her public service career in communications at Health Canada in 2000 and transferred to the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) soon after in 2001, where she held positions in the Classification Division, the Public Service Modernization Act Office and the Strategic Communications and Ministerial Services Branch. Jennifer joined the OCG at TBS in 2007 to support the introduction of Departmental Audit Committees (DAC) across the federal government by providing departments with advice and guidance for the recruitment, appointment and tenure management of DAC members. In 2012, Jennifer was appointed Director of Audit Communities Division whose expanded mandate also included leading the development, talent management and engagement of a professional, sustainable internal audit community within the federal public service.
Jennifer is the vice-chair of the Government Internal Auditors Council of Canada (GIACC) and a member of the IIA Ottawa Audit Leaders Advisory Committee. She is also a past director of the Orleans Festival, the Financial Management Institute (Capital Chapter) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (Ottawa Chapter).In 2016, Jennifer was awarded the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Ottawa Chapter Brian Aiken Award of Excellence for her contribution to the professionalization of the internal audit function across the federal government. In 2017, she received an International Coach Federation (ICF) Ottawa Prism Award for instilling a coaching culture within the internal audit community as part of OCG’s talent management efforts.