Inspector General, Foreign Affairs Canada/Inspecteur général, Affaires étrangres Canada
Born in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada, Allan Culham joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 1983.
He has received a Bachelors degree in Economics (Queen's University, 1973) and a Masters degree in Economics (University of Western Ontario, 1974).
He joined the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in 1981, after a number of years engaged in development work in Africa.
Within CIDA, he held a number of programme planning positions as well as the position of Director of Corporate Information.
At headquarters with the Department of Foreign Affairs, he
has served as Director of the Energy and Nuclear Affairs Division (1992-96).
During this period, he
represented Canada in a variety of capacities and at a number of international meetings, including the Group of Seven Economic Summits and the International Atomic Energy Agency
He has served abroad at the Canadian High Commission in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (1983-83), the Canadian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia (1988-91), and the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico (1996-99), where he was the Minister Counsellor and Head of the Political Section.
In August 1999, he was appointed Canada's Ambassador to the Republic of Guatemala and to the Republic of El Salvador and served in this position until July 2002.
In August 2002, he was appointed as Canada's Ambassador to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
In September 2005, he was appointed as Inspector General, Foreign Affairs Canada, in Ottawa, Ontario.
Né B Annapolis Royal, Nouvelle Écosse, Canada, Allan Culham
a joint le Service extérieur en 1983.
Il a complété son baccalauréat en Économie B l'Université Queen's en 1973 et sa maîtrise en Économie B l'Université de Western Ontario en 1974.