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New President

From Alan Williams

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Executive for their

very kind invitation to act as your President for an interim period

until our next Annual General Meeting. I am very honoured. I

enjoyed my time as Vice President under Dr. Grogono, and I know

this will be a rewarding experience. Thank you for your trust in me.

Our New President served in the Canadian Navy for 20 years and retired as Lieutenant

Commander. Whereupon he established a Project Management Consulting Company. His latest

work involved equipment installation aboard Canadian submarines in Halifax. He also provides

training in Project Management at various Universities in North America. He is a graduate of the

University of Western Ontario. He acted as a Director on a number of Boards in HRM including

the Canadian Paraplegic Association and the St John Ambulance Boards. He acted as the Aide

de Camp to the Lieutenant Governors of both Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. He was the Liaison

Officer to HMY Britannia on two Royal Visits to Canada of the Prince and Princess of

Wales. He was invested by the Governor General into the Order of St John’s of Jerusalem. He

was also invested into The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem and The Military

and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem. His parents came to Canada sailing

from Liverpool in 1952 aboard the Empress of Canada. Upon the ship’s return to UK the Empress

caught fire alongside the dock and sank. His mother always commented that this was a sign

that they were to remain in Canada.