Week 2023


Derek Armstrong

CFA, Director General, Costing, Investment Planning and Approvals, Department of National Defence, Government of Canada

November 23, 2022 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Trust and Credibility in Complex Costing

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Mr. Armstrong joined National Defence as Director General (Costing, Investment Planning, and Approvals) in April 2020, bringing more than 15 years of central agency experience in fiscal planning and policy development.  A CFA charterholder and economist, Mr. Armstrong led new approaches at the Treasury Board Secretariat to government financial transparency (see the GC InfoBase) and management (created Capital Budget Carry Forward).  He speaks nationally and internationally on developments and approaches to performance-informed budgeting and led the implementation of Canada’s program performance policies (Policy on Results) until joining the Defence Team in 2020.  In his current role, Mr. Armstrong oversees the Centre for Costing in Defence, the financial implementation of Canada’s Defence Policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, and all cabinet and ministerial submissions for the department.  Originally from British Columbia, he is the father of three wonderful children, including one with special needs.

Derek Armstrong