Key Staff Listing

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

David Perry

President & CEO

Dr. David Perry is the President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, host of the institute’s Defence Deconstructed Podcast and a co-director of the Triple Helix MINDs Collaborate Network. He is the author of multiple publications related to defence budgeting, transformation and procurement and 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.”


Kelly J. Ogle

Managing Director

Kelly J. Ogle is the Managing Director 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.


Colin Robertson

Senior Advisor

A former Canadian diplomat, Colin Robertson is a Senior Advisor 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.


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.  



Charlotte Duval-Lantoine

Ottawa Operations Manager

Charlotte is the Ottawa Operations Manager and a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. She is the author of The Ones We Let Down: Toxic Leadership Culture and Gender Integration in the Canadian Forces, 1989-1999 (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2022). This book, which looks into the toxic culture of leadership in the Canadian Armed Forces during the 1990s and its impact on gender integration, was named among The Hill Times' Best Books of 2022. Her research interests include questions of military leadership, culture change, and personnel policy, topics on which she regularly comments in the media. Charlotte participated in multiple rounds of consultations organized by the Department of National Defence, the Independent External and Comprehensive Review, and Chief Professional Conduct and Culture. In 2022, Charlotte was recognized as a Women in Defence and Security Emerging Leader for her work during the sexual misconduct crisis in the Canadian military. Outside of CGAI, she continues conducting academic research, and most recently she edited a special issue of the Journal of Military and Strategic Studies on women's contribution to the Canadian military. Charlotte volunteered for Women In International Security-Canada and its Queen's University Chapter, and has worked 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).



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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