Cathy Munroe has more than 32 years of experience in the federal government of Canada, with more than 17 years as an executive in positions related to border management. She retired from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in 2013 as the vice president of the Programs Branch, where she was in charge of all of the domestic and international border programs supporting both security and facilitation. She was also responsible for the Canada-US Beyond the Border initiatives. She previously held executive positions in the field, headquarters and project management areas. Prior to the CBSA, she held senior roles in Revenue Canada and Customs and Excise, where she worked on transition teams for the creation of the CBSA and the introduction of the goods and services tax. Since her retirement, Cathy has been working as a consultant providing advice and support on border facilitation and security, management and government policy. She has a bachelor of arts and a master of public administration from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.