naval affairs

Directors

Key Appointments (Directors)

  • President – Bill Conconi
  • Vice-President – Barry Walker

Directors

  • Rod Hughes – Editor NAC News
  • Ian Parker  – Naval Affairs
  • Michael (Mike) Hoare – Nominating/Governance
  • Jeff Gilmour
  • Brian Cook
  • David Coulson
  • Mark Phillips

Non – Director  Appointments

  • David Soule – Executive Director
  • King Wan – Treasurer

Bill Conconi

Currently serving with NAC-VI as President having served earlier positions as Treasurer and Programs Director. Holds a Masters Degree from University of BC and University of Victoria. Joined the Naval Reserve in 1965 as a Cadet Instructor and in that role, over time, became the Commanding officer of the local Corps as well as three…

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Barry Walker

Barry Walker joined NAC upon retirement from the Naval Staff in 2012 He was asked to join the NAC-O Board of Directors as a member without portfolio in the fall of 2013, and has contributed to the publishing of Salty Dips Volume 10 and the organization of the 2014 through 2017 Battle of Atlantic Gala…

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Rod Hughes

The RCN has been a major influence on my life, and I very much respect what the RCN has done for me.  Many long-lasting friendships were forged during my years in the Navy.  My father was a career naval officer and I married into a naval family.  In short, the Navy is in my blood. …

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Ian Parker

Naval Service: 1968 – 2005 Rank Capt (N) (Retired) Positions held: Seagoing, Personnel, Force Development, Chief of Staff for Comd Canadian Navy, Command Reasons for nomination: Extensive contact with RCN leadership Involved with Naval Affairs activities and planning for NAC Naval Affairs Director Military experience over a broad range of disciplines provides unique insight when…

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Mike Hoare

Mike was enrolled in the Regular Officer Training Plan at the age of 16.  He has served in the Army and Navy in both the Regular Force and Reserves completing a total of 32 years combined service. Primarily, he served as a Specialist Officer in the Personnel Psychology Branch in a variety of positions, ultimately…

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Jeff Gilmour

Jeff Gilmour spent over thirteen years in the RCN and Reserves serving on both destroyers and HMCS Bonaventure. For over twenty years he was employed as a lawyer and senior manager with the Government of the Northwest Territories, completing his term in 1998 as Secretary to Cabinet and Deputy Minister to the Executive. In Alberta…

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Brian Cook

Cdr (Ret’d) Brian Cook is currently First Vice-president of the NOABC. He joined the Naval Reserve through the UNTD program and was a member of the last class of that program. He has served in Naval Reserve Units across Canada and has commanded most of the classes of ship available for Naval Reserve command including…

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David Coulson

David Coulson has been a member of NOAC / NAC for decades, both during and following his Naval Reserve career. A General Practitioner, he worked in to his early 80‘s while always maintaining an interest in issues affecting Canada’s Navy. A graduate of Queen’s University, David worked as a GP in Thunder Bay, St. Anthony…

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Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips has been a member of the Naval Association of Canada since 2002 and in 2010 he joined the Board of Directors, at the Toronto Branch. In 2011 he was appointed as Programming Chair and established the very successful Toronto Branch Monthly Speaker Series, located at Canadian Forces College. Over six years as Chair…

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