Graham Shantz (BA [Economics], Goshen College, Indiana, 1983; MA [International Affairs], Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, 1987) joined Canada’s Department of External Affairs and International Trade in 1990.
Mr. Shantz served as Canadian Ambassador to Spain and Andorra from 2009 to 2012.
He has held various positions at the Department's headquarters, such as Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Strategic Planning Branch; Director General, Policy Planning Bureau; Chief Negotiator for Canada’s Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements, and Deputy Director, Investment Trade Policy Division. He has also served abroad in Beijing and Jakarta.
In Ottawa, Mr. Shantz has held management positions with the Privy Council Office and the Department of Finance Canada, and has served with the Canadian International Development Agency.
He has held his current position since 2012.