July 12th, 2022
Goffinet Miller Makes History as the First Woman to be Named CEO of a Commissionaires Division across Canada
Monique Goffinet Miller becomes the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Commissionaires South Saskatchewan. She succeeds Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Colin King, CD, who retired at the end of June.
From security guards, supervisors, trainers, finance officers, directors, governors, and now, CEOs— women serve at all levels of Commissionaires. Monique joins a long line of notable women in the organization’s history such as: Audrey Morton, the first woman to become a commissionaire on June 30, 1972 and LCol Mary Dover, the first woman to serve on a Commissionaires Board in 1952.
“Monique is an inspiring and visionary leader – I’m thrilled to welcome her to this critical position,” said Mark Watson, Chief of Staff. “As a mother, RCMP spouse and entrepreneur, her ideals of caring for employees, partners and clients, and giving back to the community will make a big difference.”
With varied experiences in leadership, tourism, and government, Monique has already established herself as a remarkable industry leader. She previously held the CEO position at Saskatchewan’s Provincial Capital Commission, worked at both SK and BC Government Houses and the BC Legislature. She also brings valuable experience in public relations, television and radio broadcasting.
Monique has been a South Saskatchewan Division Board Governor since 2018 and the Executive Director since February 2022. In addition to her work with Commissionaires, Monique is the Canadian Capital Cities Organization Treasurer, a member of the Saskatchewan Committee of the Last Post Fund and a Royal United Services Institute Board member.
Her service to the Crown and community as the Monarchist League of Canada’s Victoria branch Chair from 2011 to 2016 earned her a prestigious recognition; the Diamond Jubilee Medal.
As an RCMP spouse, Monique has a special understanding of the Commissionaires’ social mandate of providing meaningful employment to veterans, their families, and others who wish to contribute to the security and well-being of Canadians.
“I am honored to become CEO at this exciting moment in Commissionaires’ history as we approach the centenary.” said Monique. “I look forward to expanding our contributions to the security world alongside a very talented leadership team.”
Career pursuits have brought the Goffinet Miller family to many different postings including the Okanagan, Northern British Columbia, Victoria, and Regina. Through these experiences Monique recognizes the benefits and unique expertise military and RCMP family members and spouses bring to Commissionaires.
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Commissionaires is Canada’s premier security provider and the largest private sector employer of Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP veterans. Founded on the core military values of dedication, responsibility and sense of mission, Commissionaires employs 22,000 people from coast to coast to coast. It offers a wide range of security services including professional guarding, monitoring and surveillance, threat risk assessment, non-core policing, by-law enforcement, digital fingerprinting, background screening, investigations, and security training. Commissionaires is a completely self-funded, not-for-profit organization that serves a diverse range of public and private sector organizations.
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