Ambassador to NATO, Permanent Representation of Canada to NATO
Kerry Buck is Canada's ambassador and permanent representative to the North Atlantic Council (NATO). Buck joined Canada's then Department of External Affairs and International Trade in 1991. She most recently served as political director and assistant deputy minister for international security and political affairs from 2011 to 2015.
Prior to that, she held assistant deputy minister portfolios for Africa and for Latin America and the Caribbean, and was the head of the Afghanistan Task Force. She has also served in a number of other senior positions at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, including director general for the Middle East and Maghreb, for Afghanistan, and for public diplomacy and federal-provincial affairs, and director for human rights. She was also posted to the Canadian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York.