Paul is a specialist in the field of organizational ethics with extensive practical experience in the development and implementation of ethics strategies and programs. He is the sole proprietor and senior principal of “Paul Maillet CENTER FOR ETHICS”. He is a the former Director Integrity Services, and now an associate at “The Governance Network”, a company that specializes in governance development projects in international and national settings. Paul spent four years as Director of Defence Ethics in the Canadian Department of National Defence where he was responsible for the development and implementation of the Defence Ethics Program for over 100,000 military personnel, civilians, reserves and cadets.
Paul has extensive practical experience and expertise in developing applications of organizational ethics and internal disclosure mechanisms in public sector departments, such as for Treasury Board Secretariat, Health Canada, Natural Resources Canada, PSIO, DFAIT, PWGSC, CNSC, IRB, PIPSC, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, CRA, CSPS, Auditor General, Veterans Affairs, Corrections Canada, National Research Council, First Nations and others. Paul has also provided advice and support in international ethics developmental projects, recently to Belize and Iran.
Paul has a background as a military professional, as a former Colonel in the Canadian Air Force. During a 33-year career in the aerospace engineering classification, he obtained extensive experience in executive management, aerospace engineering, technology management, organizational ethics, capital project management, defence contracting and quality management.
Paul holds a Peace Professional Accreditation from the Civilian Peace Services Canada and has been involved providing peace services in both domestic and international projects relating to the Mideast and First Nations in Canada.
Paul is a former member of the Board of Directors of Ethics Practitioners Association of Canada (EPAC) and formerly on the Ethics Committee for CCIC (Canada Council for International Cooperation). He is on the University of Ottawa Educator’s Honour Roll 2005 for “Ethics in Governance” lectures and sessions delivered at the MBA level. He is a former member of such ethics related associations as, Transparency International, the Ottawa Science and Technology Ethics Roundtable (OSTER), and serving as a fellow of International Institute for Practical Ethics (IIPE), the Ethics Officers Association, the Conference Board of Canada – Corporate Responsibility and Ethics Council, and a former member of the Board of Directors of US military JSCOPE (Joint Services Conference on Practical Ethics). He has contributed to the Canadian Government Treasury Board Office of Values and Ethics, and is a former member of the Federal Co-champions Steering Committee on federal government ethics. Paul has conducted numerous workshops, presentations and speaking engagements, and is the author of various articles, and reference material on the subject of organizational ethics.