Biography: Alexandra Dagger

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Director General, Audit and Evaluation

Alexandra Dagger is Director General of the NRC's Office of Audit and Evaluation. In this role, she acts as the chief audit executive and the head of evaluation for the organization and is responsible for the operations of the Departmental Audit Committee.

Alex joined the NRC in 2003 as a senior evaluation officer. She went on to hold a number of leadership roles with responsibility for corporate risk, planning, performance measurement and corporate reporting as well as internal audit and evaluation. Her focus in recent years has been on transforming the audit and evaluation functions to provide trusted evidence and strategic advice for management decision making.

Prior to joining the federal government, Alex worked for over 12 years as a management consultant in evaluation, performance measurement and strategic planning. She also worked in the high tech industry, focusing on usability design and developing customer success metrics for engineering teams.

Alex holds an honours bachelor of arts from Western University and a master of business administration from the University of Ottawa. She holds the designations of Certified Internal Auditor and Credentialed Evaluator.