Initially elected to the House of Commons in a by-election in 1996, Roy Cullen was re-elected in the 1997 and 2000 general elections as the Member of Parliament for Etobicoke North.
He was elected and served as Chair of the Ontario Liberal Caucus from 1998 to 1999. In 1999 he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, and was re-appointed following the 2000 general election.
In February of 2004, Mr. Cullen was elected Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. He continues to serve in this capacity.
In June 2002, he was appointed to the Prime Ministerís Task Force on Canada/U.S. Relations and to the newly-formed Standing Committee for Government Operations and Estimates. In December 2002, he was asked to co-chair the Subcommittee on Public Service Renewal. He also chaired the Liberal Caucus Sub-Committee on Corporate Governance.
Prior to his first election to the House of Commons, Mr. Cullen was formerly a Vice-President in the Noranda Forest Group (now Nexfor), and served as an Assistant Deputy Minister in the British Columbia Ministry of Forests. He was very active in the Salvation Army, Rotary International and the United Way.
Mr. Cullen earned his B.A. in Business Administration from Bishop's University and Master's of Public Administration from the University of Victoria. He is a Chartered Accountant (Canada).
Married to Ethne Cullen, he has one son, Peter. Hobbies include skiing, fishing, tennis, golf, bridge and theatre.