Steering Group

DEFSEC Atlantic is advised by a Steering Group which meets regularly through the year to keep the show focused on attendee interests and needs. With representation from the NSIAS Association's Board of Directors, industry and government, we strive to consider many perspectives when designing and presenting the event each year. Based on their feedback, DEFSEC Atlantic continues to adapt to meet evolving needs and keep both new and long-time participants engaged.

Group Members

The members of the Steering Group that help make DEFSEC Atlantic a success are:

Colin Stephenson DEFSEC Atlantic
(Executive Director)
John Benson DEFSEC Atlantic
(Deputy Director)
Patricia Myatt DEFSEC Atlantic
(Director of Administration)
Gerry Morey Nova Scotia International Air Show Assocation (NSIASA)
(Chair of the Board of Directors)
Mark McIntytre Nova Scotia International Air Show Assocation (NSIASA)
(Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors)
Tony Goode Nova Scotia International Air Show Assocation (NSIASA)
(Past Chair of the Board of Directors)
Mark James Nova Scotia International Air Show Assocation (NSIASA)
(Member of the Board of Directors)
James MacKenzie Nova Scotia International Air Show Assocation (NSIASA)
(Member of the Board of Directors)
Rich Billard Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association (ACADA)
(President & CEO)
Gordon Gale Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia (OTCNS)
(Executive Director)
Harvey Doane Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI)
(Director - Defence, Security & Aerospace, Investment Attraction Division)
Sam Fotia Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
(Development Officer - Aerospace & Defence, Nova Scotia)
Matthew Johnson Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
(Development Officer, Atlantic)
Stéphane Crépeau Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
(Trade Commissioner, Atlantic Regional Office - Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Glenn Chamberlain Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
(Acting Regional Director, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises for the Atlantic Provinces)