Sherry Perreault was appointed Ireland’s first Head of Lobbying Regulation with the Standards in Public Office Commission, effective May 25, 2015. Her role was recently expanded to include oversight of the Commission’s ethics and electoral functions as well.

Prior to taking up her post, Ms Perreault was a senior director with Canada's Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, serving as Director of Policy, Research and Communications from 2011 until 2015.

She has significant public sector experience, specialising in policy development and analysis, communications and Parliamentary relations. Highlights of previous experience include posts at the Department of Canadian Heritage, Industry Canada, the Privy Council Office and Transport Canada. She began her career in the private sector, working in client relations and marketing, prior to joining the Canadian federal public service in 1999.

Ms Perreault holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba, both in political science.