In May 2014, Gary Lacey joined the National Capital Commission (NCC) as executive director of Capital Stewardship. Gary brings over 25 years’ experience in the federal public service, where he has cultivated an expertise in project management and team leadership. He began his public service career at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), as chief of the Small Craft Harbour Program (Pacific Region), after holding various management and executive posts in the private sector in the real estate and construction industries. In 1999, he moved from Vancouver to Ottawa to accept a position as senior policy and program advisor for Small Craft Harbours Branch at DFO. Later, he held the positions of director of the Great Lakes Low Water Level Emergency Response Program, director of Access to Information and Privacy, and director of Real Property Planning and Operations, all with DFO. In the latter position, Gary was responsible for the national planning and reporting of the Real Property Program, a $120-million program which encompassed 19,000 hectares of property and 535,000 square metres of office space. In 2008, Gary accepted an offer from Health Canada for the position of director general, Facilities and Security, with responsibility for the delivery of the Real Property Program and the Safety and Security Program. This position involved the management of office space in 115 buildings and nine laboratories across Canada, as well as financial support for 532 health-related facilities. Gary studied Business Administration at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, where he majored in Real Estate Management.