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Key Staff Listing

Kelly J. Ogle - President
Colin Robertson - Vice President
David Perry - Vice President & Senior Analyst
Adam Frost - Managing Editor & Program Coordinator
Charlotte Duval-Lantoine - Event and Outreach Coordinator
Seth Scott - BC Outreach and Energy Security Forum Coordinator


 

Kelly J. Ogle

President

Kelly J. Ogle is a senior executive and scholar with more than 35 years of entrepreneurial experience covering several business sectors including oil and gas, agriculture, trucking, residential development and golf course construction and operations. He has also served as a board member for various corporations, both public and private and has experience in all committee types; health and safety, audit, compensation and corporate governance. Mr. Ogle has also Participated in the securing and disbursement of more than $1 Billion in debt and equity funding of oil and gas ventures, managed the clearing of numerous prospectuses, Annual Information Forms and Information Circulars.  As well, he has orchestrated the merger, acquisition, strategic alternatives processes and/or sale of numerous oil and gas corporations as CEO, President and/or Managing Director.

Additionally, for the past 25 years, Mr. Ogle has given numerous presentations to various sized groups as both an industry executive and scholar and has had several journal articles published.

Mr. Ogle is also the Chairman of the board of Silvera for Seniors, a Not For Profit organization in charge of over 1600 residences for low income senior Calgarians. He is also the former Chairman of the Board of Student Energy, a global non-profit organization creating a movement of young leaders committed to transitioning the world to a sustainable energy future.

Mr. Ogle received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1978, a Masters of Strategic Studies from the University of Calgary, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, in 2014 and in 2010 he earned the ICD.D designation from the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors. 

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Colin Robertson

Vice President

A former Canadian diplomat, Colin Robertson is Vice President and Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and hosts its regular Global Exchange podcast.  He is an Executive Fellow at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.  Robertson sits on the advisory councils of  the Johnson-Shoyama School of Public PolicyNorth  American Research Partnership, the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Ottawa and the Conference of Defence Associations Institute  He is an Honorary Captain (Royal Canadian Navy) assigned to the Strategic Communications Directorate. During his foreign service career, he served as first Head of the Advocacy Secretariat and Minister at the Canadian Embassy in Washington and Consul General in Los Angeles, as Consul and Counsellor in Hong Kong and in New York at the UN and Consulate General. A member of the teams that negotiated the Canada-U.S. FTA and then the NAFTA, he is a member of the Deputy Minister of International Trade’s NAFTA Advisory Council and the North American Forum.  He writes on foreign affairs for  the Globe and Mail and he is a frequent contributor to other media. The Hill Times has named him as one of those that influence Canadian foreign policy, most recently in their 2018 'top forty'.

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David Perry

Vice President & Senior Analyst

Dr. David Perry is the Vice President, Senior Analyst and a Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. He is the host of the weekly Defence Deconstructed Podcast and author of multiple publications related to defence budgeting, transformation and procurement. He is also a columnist for the Canadian Naval Review. He received his PhD in political science from Carleton University where his dissertation examined the link between defence budgeting and defence procurement. He is an adjunct professor at the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary and a research fellow of the Centre for the Study of Security and Development at Dalhousie University.  He was previously the Senior Security and Defence Analyst of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute and Deputy Director of Dalhousie University’s Centre for Foreign Policy Studies.  Embassy Magazine and The Hill Times named him one of the "Top 100 Influencing Canadian Foreign Policy” in 2014.

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Adam Frost

Managing Editor & Program Coordinator

Adam Frost is the managing editor and program coordinator at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. He graduated from the Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary with a Master of Strategic Studies in 2016. Previously he completed a Bachelor of Commerce (International Business) and a Bachelor of Arts (History) at the University of Calgary.

During his studies, Adam spent a semester studying at the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic; conducted research with the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency in the Upper East Region, Ghana; and undertook an internship in business development at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. He is also an avid cycle-tourist, having cycled from Vancouver, BC to St. John’s, NL in 2011.  

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Charlotte Duval-Lantoine

Event and Outreach Coordinator

Charlotte is the Event and Outreach Coordinator at the Ottawa Offices. She has recently finished her masters in Military History at Queen’s University. Under the supervision of Dr. Allan English, she wrote a thesis on the toxic culture of leadership in the Canadian Armed Forces during the 1990s and its impact on gender integration in the organization, which had started in 1989. She obtained her BA in History and Political Science at McGill University in 2017. While completing her thesis, Charlotte served as the Assistant to the Executive Director of Women In International Security-Canada for the fiscal year 2018-2019, and has also worked as a research assistant and translator on projects about gender mainstreaming and integration in NATO Armed Forces, and on the gendered dimension of veteran transition.

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Seth Scott

BC Outreach and Energy Security Forum Coordinator

Seth Scott is the BC Outreach and Energy Security Forum Coordinator at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. He recently earned his Master of Public Policy from the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary. Previous to this, he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (with distinction) from Simon Fraser University.

Seth has a wide range of experience in both politics and research. He has had numerous roles in politics at various levels, including as a parliamentary intern in the Senate of Canada in 2017.  He was a Graduate Research Assistant with the School of Public Policy’s Director of Graduate Programs during his graduate studies.

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