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Executive Committee


Composed of members from the private and public sectors, academia, and independent members, the Executive Committee provides oversight of key strategic activities; reviews on a bi-annual basis, GARDN’s performance, role, functioning and mandate; prepares Board decisions with respect to high risk areas; ensures the orderly flow of Board business; and plays a key role in succession planning.


  • Denis Faubert, CRIAQ-CARIC
  • Ibrahim Yimer, National Research Council
  • Jonathan Hack, Bombardier Aéronautique
  • David W. Zingg, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
  • Richard Legault, The Institute of Trust in Organizations 
  • Michel Dion, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada
  • Sylvain Larochelle, Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Dave T. O’Connor, Magellan Aerospace

Ex-officio members

  • Denis Godin, NCE-RCE