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Compliance Review: Final Report and Recommendations

Annex G – Biography of Reviewer

Harry Neufeld is a Canadian election administration professional with more than 30 years of management experience across the entire spectrum of legislation, policy, process, technology and logistics issues associated with the delivery of electoral democracy.

He currently works as an independent electoral management consultant and is based in Calgary, Alberta.

In June 2010, Harry completed an eight-year statutory term as Chief Electoral Officer for the province of British Columbia.

He had previously held senior management positions with BC Systems Corporation, EDS Canada, Elections BC, Elections Canada, and the United Nations.

In addition to working directly for electoral management bodies, an international organization, a crown corporation, and the corporate private sector, Harry has nine years of experience working as an independent electoral consultant. He has advised international electoral assistance agencies and electoral commissions around the globe.

His consulting work has involved assignments in Australia, Botswana, Britain, Guinea, Guyana, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Libya, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Uganda, and Zimbabwe as well as numerous electoral jurisdictions in the United States and Canada.

Harry began his career in elections focused on computerizing the management of electoral information. In 1982, his first major assignment was to assist a technical team and help Elections BC computerize its provincial voters list and introduce information technology into the management of elections. British Columbia was the first provincial jurisdiction in Canada to successfully automate its voters list.

In the early 1990s, Harry became Elections Canada's first Director of Information Technology, and was responsible for computerization of lists of electors, digitized mapping services and the introduction of general office automation.