Derek Hughes

by in  Planning Committee

CanPM Consulting Inc.

Derek Hughes, CanPM Consulting Inc., is a senior project manager and retired military officer [35 years in Canadian Submarines and Canadian Patrol Frigates (CPFs)] with a range of experience in complex program management, marine engineering and complex systems engineering.

Glenn Walters

(Co-chair)
President
Walters Marine Engineering and Consulting Inc.

Although many believe the best ships are the one’s that have been built, Glenn is a firm believer that “the best ships are relationships.”

Glenn is an active member of the marine technical community and has served as a SNAME volunteer in many roles and responsibilities, including:

  • Co-Chair MARITECH 2019 and Technical Program
  • Global Membership Committee Chair, 2018-present
  • Regional Vice President (Central and Gulf Region), 2012-2017
  • Eastern Canadian Section Chair, 2006-2012
  • Co-Chair Ottawa Marine Technical Symposium 2013
  • Co-Chair MARITECH 2012, Ottawa

With over 35 years in the marine sector, Glenn has had the pleasure of interesting and challenging projects where leadership through effective program management coupled with sound technical judgement was required.

Glenn served 20 years in the Royal Canadian Navy in surface ships and then as the Marine Systems Engineering Head of Department in HMCS ONONDAGA (Canadian Oberon Class submarine) coupled with time in the engineering headquarters, both on exchange in the UK and in Ottawa. Glenn has over 10 years in industry supporting the Victoria Class Submarines, including the roll out of the Victoria In-Service Support Contract (VISSC). Presently, Glenn is an independent consultant in the role of “Friend of the Government.”

Glenn lives in Ottawa and is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada (BEng, 1987) and University College London (MSc in Marine Engineering and Submarine Design Course (1996)).

Angelique Davis

P. Eng
Naval Architect
VARD Marine Inc.

Angelique Davis is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the membership chair of the Eastern Canadian Section branch, a Professional Engineer, and a working naval architect at Vard Marine (previously STX Canada Marine). She graduated in 2009 from Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Bachelor of Engineering co-op program with a focus in Ocean and Naval Architecture. After graduation, she moved to Ottawa to work at BMT Fleet Technology (now BMT Canada) and moved her career to VARD in 2014. Angelique was featured in the January/February 2018 edition of Professional Engineers Ontario’s Engineering Dimensions magazine as one of ‘25 Outstanding Female Engineers’.

Jeffery J. Smith

(Co-Chair)
Professor and Lawyer

Jeffrey Smith is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering and a former Royal Canadian Navy Chief Engineer.  Before becoming a law professor, he was counsel to the United Nations for law of the sea matters.  Jeffrey’s current areas of research include marine safety, ocean environmental protection, and the effectiveness of global shipping governance.  He advises marine classification societies on shipping legislation and the implementation of the NATO Naval Ship Code and was advisor to the government of Canada for contract matters in the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (now the National Shipbuilding Strategy).  Jeffrey’s recent publications include assessments of the Polar Code for Shipping and reviews of the IMO regime to regulate air pollution.