Patricia Fuller joined Natural Resources Canada in August of 2015 as Director General of the Office of Energy Efficiency. Prior to taking up this position, Patricia was the Ambassador of Canada to Chile. In previous international assignments, she has served as Ambassador of Canada to Uruguay, and in Canada's embassies in Mexico and Guatemala.
In Ottawa, Patricia has served in various positions at Global Affairs Canada. She was Director General of Planning and Reporting from 2010 to 2012, Chief Economist from 2007 to 2010 and Director of the Softwood Lumber Division from 2003 to 2004. From 2000 to 2003, she was seconded to the Privy Council Office where she worked on environmental policy in the secretariat for the Cabinet Committee on Economic and Regional Development Policy.
Patricia holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics and Political Studies from Queen's University, and a Master of Science with distinction from the London School of Economics. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, she worked at the Bank of Canada. Patricia and her husband have two children, and she is fluent in English, French and Spanish.