Matthew Overton

Matthew Overton

Directeur exécutif

Matthew Overton served for 39 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, retiring in 2017 having attained the rank of Brigadier-General.  In addition to the traditional employments expected of an Infantry Officer, culminating in the command of the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, he commanded the Canadian Forces Recruiting Group and held a number staff appointments within Military Personnel Command, including the post of Assistant Chief of Military Personnel.  In addition to operational deployments, he completed defence diplomacy posts as the Military Advisor at the Canadian High Commission in London, Defence Attaché in Kabul and then Defence Advisor at the London High Commission once again as the capstone to his career.

In addition to holding a BA in Physics and Oceanography from Royal Roads Military College, and an MA of War Studies from Royal Military College of Canada, he is a graduate of the National Strategic Studies Programme at the Canadian Forces College and is Certified Human Resources Leader


Administratice des prix, communications et intervenante

Christopher Cowan

Analyste de recherche et editeur

Christopher Cowan is a Research Analyst and Editor at the CDA Institute. He holds a Master of Strategic Studies (Advanced) from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Studies from Queen’s University. His research interests include Canadian defence procurement, nuclear strategy and non-proliferation, Asia-Pacific security, and maritime strategy.

Pierre Desautels


Jennifer Giguere

Développement des affaires et directrice de programme

Robert Legere

Robert Legere

Gestionnaire du bureau et agent de projet

Robert Legere is the office manager and project officer at the CDA Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science: International Relations from Carleton University. His interest in security & defence matters stems from his military upbringing, which brought him around Canada, the United States, and Europe.

Craig Mantle

Directeur de la recherche et rédacteur en chef

Sean McGrath

Agent du rayonnement CAD

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