Ian Paterson served in the RCN for 35 years retiring in 2013 as the Director of Naval Strategic Operations and Naval Intelligence.
During his career he had the honour and privilege to command HMCS TORONTO, HMCS PRESERVER and HMCS ST JOHNS. Additionally he served on the staff of CSNFL Cmdre Greg Maddison in the Adriatic and as XO on Sea Training Atlantic staff.
Ian holds a B Commerce from UBC and an MA from RMC. He is also a graduate of the Command and Staff Course and the National Security Studies Program at CFC Toronto.