The ICCLR is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Peter German as President of the Centre, effective February 1, 2017. Dr. German succeeds Mr. Daniel Préfontaine, Q.C., who will remain involved with the Centre as Senior Associate Emeritus.
Prior to joining the Centre Dr. German served as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for 31 years, retiring as Deputy Commissioner for Western and Northern Canada; he also served 4 years as Regional Deputy Commissioner (Pacific) for Correctional Service Canada. In the RCMP, he spearheaded the creation of market enforcement, international anti-corruption, and integrated counterfeit enforcement teams. He is currently the principal of a company providing investigative and strategic advice to public and private entities, on administrative, criminal justice and complex workplace matters.
A lawyer and member of the Ontario and British Columbia bars, Dr. German holds graduate degrees in law and political science, including a doctorate in law from the University of London, focussed on international asset recovery. He is the author of Proceeds of Crime and Money Laundering, published by Thomson Reuters. His awards include Officer of the Order of Merit of Police, and the Gold Medal of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law. He has also served as a Canadian delegate to various international forums.