Jill Sinclair is Executive Director, External Engagement and Partnerships, at the Canadian Defence Academy of the Department of National Defence, where she was Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy) from 2008 to 2014. From 2006 to 2008, Jill served as Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet for Foreign and Defence Policy at the Privy Council Office. Until 2006, at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Jill worked respectively as Canada’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process; Director General of International Security; Executive Director of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty; Director General of Global Issues with responsibility for Canada’s human security initiative; and Director of the Non-Proliferations, Arms Control and Disarmament Division, leading the Ottawa Process that resulted in the Ottawa Convention banning anti-personnel landmines. She was Canada’s first Ambassador for Mine Action. She had postings in Prague, Havana and the Middle East. Jill is a graduate of Glendon College, York University in political science and history.