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Kelly J. Ogle - CEO
David Perry - President
Colin Robertson - Vice President
Adam Frost - Managing Editor & Calgary Operations Manager
Charlotte Duval-Lantoine - Ottawa Operations Manager
Joe Calnan - Energy Security Analyst and Energy Security Forum Manager


 

Kelly J. Ogle

CEO

Kelly J. Ogle is the Chief Executive Officer of the CGAI. He also manages the Energy Security Forum and is the host of Energy Security Cubed, a weekly podcast discussing all facets of energy security.  Mr. Ogle is a serial entrepreneur, scholar, and published author. He has served as a board member of several companies, public, private and not for profit, including the board of the Humboldt Broncos hockey club, where is a proud alumnus. Mr. Ogle received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan, a Master of Strategic Studies from the University of Calgary and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Canadian Directors.

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David Perry

President & Senior Analyst

Dr. David Perry is the President of 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 has named him one of the "Top 100 Influencing Canadian Foreign Policy.”

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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. A member of the Department of National Defence’s Defence Advisory Board,  Robertson is an Honorary Captain (Royal Canadian Navy) assigned to the Strategic Communications Directorate.  Robertson sits on the advisory councils of the Alphen GroupJohnson-Shoyama School of Public Policy, North American Research Partnership, the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Ottawa and the Conference of Defence Associations Institute. During his foreign service career, he served as first Head of the Advocacy Secretariat and Minister at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, Consul General in Los Angeles, as Consul in Hong Kong, and in New York at the UN and Consulate General. A member of the teams that negotiated the Canada-US FTA and then the NAFTA, he is a member of the Deputy Minister of International Trade’s Trade 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.

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Adam Frost

Managing Editor & Calgary Operations Manager

Adam Frost is the managing editor and Calgary Operations Manager 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

Ottawa Operations Manager

Charlotte is the Ottawa Operations Manager and a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. She completed a Master in Military History at Queen’s University, during which she started researching on the toxic culture of leadership in the Canadian Armed Forces during the 1990s and its impact on gender integration, which had started in 1989. She continues to study leadership and culture change issues in the military in her free time. She obtained her BA in History and Political Science at McGill University in 2017. During her graduate studies, Charlotte served as the Assistant to the Executive Director of Women In International Security-Canada for the fiscal year 2018-2019. She 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 at Queen's University Center for International and Defence Policy (CIDP).

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Joe Calnan

Energy Security Analyst and Energy Security Forum Manager

Joe Calnan is an Energy Security Analyst and Energy Security Forum Manager at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Prior to joining CGAI, Joe held positions focused on public affairs and energy analysis at Sustainable Development Technology Canada and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. Joe graduated from the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy with a Master's Degree in Public Policy in 2020. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Western Society and Culture from Concordia University in Montreal in 2019.

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