Margaret Catley-Carlson

Mrs. Catley-Carlson has many years of experience in health delivery issues: as deputy executive director of UNICEF in New York from 1981 – 1983, president of the Population Council in New York from 1993 – 1998; and in particular as deputy minister of the Department of Health and Welfare of Canada from 1989 – 1992. She was a member of the Institute of Medicine of the Academy of Science, and has chaired and attended many international health meetings. She was a member of the Inter-American Dialogue for close to a decade.

Mrs. Catley-Carlson works at the board level with organizations creating positive change in water management, agricultural, and environmental issues. In water, she is the chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Water Security and the Foresight Advisory Committee for Group Suez Environment. She is also on the boards of the Canadian Water Network, the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board, the Rosenberg Forum, and patron of the Global Water Partnership.

In agriculture, she is the board chair of the Crop Diversity Trust, a board member of the International Fertilizer Development Council, advisory council of the World Food Prize, and the Syngenta Foundation. Additionally, she is a member of the advisory committee of the Biblioteca Alexandrina, and the Perinbam and Tyler Environmental Prize juries.

Mrs. Catley-Carlson is a former chair of the ICARDA and CABI boards and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, vice chair of the IDRC board and former member of 24 science and policy boards. Mrs. Catley-Carlson was the president of the Canadian International Development Agency from 1983 – 89 after a diplomatic career in Canada. She is an Officer of the Order.

She joined the board of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation in 2010.

Mrs. Catley-Carlson signed a conflict of interest statement and agrees to abide by PAHEF's conflict of interest policy.

A Sample of Recent PAHEF Projects in the Region