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Lansdowne’s core team, when coupled with our associate base, provides proven expertise and deep experience in our core practice lines.  Our team have professional certifications in their areas of expertise including Project Management Professionals (PMPs), Certified Risk Managers (CRMs), and Certified Protection Professional (CPPs).  Lansdowne delivers services characterized by quality, commitment and leadership.  Lansdowne resources are often called upon to work on complex assignments that span practice areas and in so doing, our teams acquire valuable experience in related domains that can be leveraged to the benefit of our clients.

The Lansdowne Team operates in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration where peer reviews are the norm not the exception. The following individuals comprise the employee core of the Lansdowne Team:

Peter Johnston, MBA

President | Principal | Project Management & Business Management Lead

Peter is a certified Project and Risk Manager with over 30 years of experience in managing highly complex projects. Peter was the Project Manager and Team Leader for over 40 security and assessments on Canadian critical infrastructures including ports, airports, military facilities and private sector supporting infrastructure. As Project Manager for the G20, he led the project activities at Integrated Security Unit Risk Management Team and managed the security for the largest major event in recent Canadian history. He has supported Transport Canada in the development of a Secure Supply Chain Information Management System and training for Transport Canada Inspectors. Peter is a bilingual MBA graduate with specialties in strategic planning, communication and knowledge management.

Lorne Schmidt

Principal | Procurement Management Lead

Lorne joined Lansdowne Technologies in 1989 as an Engineer and Project Management Consultant after serving in the Canadian Forces as an Air Navigator for nine years. He received his P.Eng. licence in 1991 and has worked on numerous consulting assignments gaining knowledge and experience as a specialist in project management, procurement and proposal management and risk management. He currently performs the role of Director, Senior Consultant and Practice Lead for Lansdowne’s Procurement Management services. One of Lorne’s key strengths is his extensive experience in providing support to public sector procurements coupled with experience assisting companies bidding on major government projects. He fully comprehends the procurement process from both perspectives. Lorne holds a Canadian Risk Management certification from the Global Risk Management Institute and a Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute, and has taught risk, procurement and project management at Carleton University and the Université du Québec.

Chris Davis, CD, CPP

Principal | Security, Emergency Management and Exercises Lead

Chris is a security and emergency management professional with over thirty (30) years experience in the police, security, and emergency management fields. Throughout his professional career (including 21 years as a Military Police Office with the Canadian Forces where he served as the Deputy Commander of the Disaster Assistance Response Team and the Departmental Security Officer), he has worked with a wide range of first responders, emergency management and security partners and clients with a focus on security, emergency management, and communications interoperability assessments, plan and program development, training, and after action reviews.

Lise Clément, MBA, BA, CMP

Principal, Strategic Planning, Stakeholder Engagement, Change Management and Facilitation Lead

Lise is an entrepreneurial and dynamic management consultant with 16 years of experience bringing together key stakeholders from all levels of government, private sector and non-government organizations nationally and internationally to resolve complex issues, build consensus, engage leadership and build governance. Through a highly collaborative process, Lise has facilitated the development of sound and practical strategic plans, transforming vision to concrete action, building productive teams, and measuring success. As a people-person with a curiosity and desire to enable people to do their best work and organizations to realize their potential, she strives to transfer her knowledge and skills to others to build individual and organizational capability for her clients. Lise is an MBA graduate and has an undergraduate degree in communications and management and public policy with certifications in various facilitation methods.

Frank Carpentier, MPM, PMP, CMSP

Principal | Project Management & Business Capture and Proposal Management

Frank is a dynamic seasoned defence sector professional with over twenty years of experience in all aspects of business delivery from business development and sales, to functional management and from strategic planning to financial reporting. Fluently bilingual he holds a Master’s degree in Project Management as well as several related professional designations. Results oriented and diligent Mr. Carpentier leverages his leadership skills to manage multiple portfolios from conception through to successful completion.

Ian Anderson

Senior Consultant, Project Management, Security and Emergency Management, Critical Infrastructure Protection

Ian is a skilled project management professional with over 25 years of experience in the defence, emergency management, and federal interdepartmental fields. Following 29 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, Ian has been working assisting the Canadian Coast Guard with the implementation of the Incident Command System as its incident management methodology. Ian also manages Lansdowne’s Communications Services Business Line and works with clients to match their needs with high calibre communications specialists.

Fiona Wright

Intermediate Consultant, Strategic Planning, Stakeholder Engagement, Change Management and Facilitation

Fiona is a dynamic group facilitator and systems analyst for strategic sustainable development. She uses the strength of innovative and focussed facilitation methods and tools combined with high-level planning frameworks to support people in navigating complex issues and understanding current states and future success. She is trained in various participatory and systemic facilitation techniques for workshops, strategic planning initiatives, stakeholder engagement and consultations. She also offers experience in change management and technical writing. **PLEASE NOTE FIONA IS ON MAT/PARENTAL LEAVE FROM JUNE 15 2018 TO JULY 2019 **

J-P Thompson

Intermediate Consultant, Business Capture and Proposal Management

JP is a business analyst with experience in the not-for-profit sector. He supports business capture and proposal management.

Clare Passmore-Dudley

Office Administrator

Clare is practiced in providing full administrative support to our fast paced office environment. Her proactive approach to her position allows for the smooth day to day running of Lansdowne.

Mimina Este, CPA

Controller

Mimi is responsible for accounting, budgeting and financial reporting for Lansdowne Technologies. Ms. Este is a graduate of Universidad Tecnologica del Centro and a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Michael Faulkner

Chair of the Board

Michael is Chair of Lansdowne's Board of Directors. He has retired from being a full time employee with us but continues to serve our Business Capture and Proposal Mgmt work as a Lansdowne Associate.

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