Norman Inkster was appointed as Ontario’s first Chief Safety and Risk Officer (CSRO) on February 25, 2011, by Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA). His resignation as CSRO took effect on March 5, 2012.
Norman Inkster is President of INKSTER Incorporated. He is a recognized expert in national and international law enforcement
Norman had a distinguished 36 year career in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Canada’s largest law enforcement agency. He rose through the ranks to become Commissioner, the highest ranking officer responsible for all aspects of the organization’s 21,000 employees and budget.
While serving as Commissioner, Norman was also Canada’s delegate to INTERPOL. He was elected as a member of the INTERPOL Executive Committee and as Vice president for the Americas. Norman was the President of INTERPOL from 1992 to 1994.
As Commissioner of the RCMP, Norman inaugurated the participation by the RCMP in Peace Keeping operations, a practice which continues today. Members of the RCMP act as support to the Canadian presence and the local civilian authorities.
Retiring in 1994 from the RCMP, Norman joined KPMG Forensic in Canada. He was appointed to manage KPMG Forensic for Canada and subsequently became the Global Managing Partner of KPMG Forensic. In 2003, Norman became a partner with the international law firm of Gowling, Lafleur Henderson LLP.
Norman acted as a Special Advisor to the Auditor General of Canada, and following 9/11 was appointed as a Special Advisor to the Government of Ontario.
In 2008 Norman was appointed by the Prime Minister of Canada as Chair of Canada’s Advisory Council on National Security.
In 2007 Norman participated in a review of the structure of the RCMP and in 2009 he was appointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to a Task Force reviewing the security of Canadian Missions overseas.
Norman was appointed by the Secretary of Public Safety of Mexico to an International Council of Experts.
Norman sits on the Boards of several companies in Canada and the USA.
Norman is an Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honour.
Norman was appointed as the Chief Safety and Risk Officer within the Technical Standards and Safety Authority of Ontario in February, 2011.
In November, 2011 Norman was named as a recipient of the Gusi Peace Prize International.