Desmond Raymond is the Senior Advisor and Arctic Liaison, Transformation and Oceans Protection Plan, TC since July 2017. In this role Des co-chairs the OPP Arctic Engagement Hub with his colleague Neil O ' Rourke, AC Arctic Region. The Arctic Engagement Hub ensures effective coordination between all OPP Arctic Initiatives and the partners that the Government of Canada is working with in delivering the Oceans Protection Plan. He leads the OPP Marine Training Programs for Northern and Southern Canada. He is also part of the negotiating team developing Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) National Marine Conservation Area - the largest protected area to exist in Canada.
Prior to this role he was the Regional Director, Marine Safety and Security, Prairie and Northern Region, TC since 2009. He started his career as a Bos'n in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve at age 17, graduated from the Naval Architecture Program from the Marine Institute of Memorial University in 1996 and has since worked in design, construction, operations, management and executive positions in the private and public sectors. He is based in Winnipeg, MB.
Des will be speaking to the Oceans Protection Plan and partnerships in the Arctic.
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