Geoffrey Hamilton

Chief Executive Officer

Geoffrey HamiltonMr Hamilton has been CEO of Exera since April 2015. Prior to joining Exera he served in the Royal Canadian Navy for twenty years on both full-time and reserve status, ultimately commanding a 200-person unit based in Montreal. His final position at the rank of Commander was as Chief of Staff of a six-unit formation, responsible for coordinating the training and readiness of 700 personnel. Since joining Exera in early 2015, he has directed it to 1,100 employees in size with a footprint in every state and division of Myanmar.

In 2007/2008, he worked on secondment to the United Nations Mission in Sudan, where he coordinated the UN’s military ceasefire commission. He completed his undergraduate degree at Dalhousie University, earned a master’s degree in law specializing in international dispute resolution from the University of London (Queen Mary and University Colleges), and is a graduate of the Canadian Forces College’s Joint Command and Staff Programme. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

Yann Sudret

General Manager, Protective Services

Mr Sudret is General Manager, Protective Services for Exera, where he has worked since 2015. A retired Lieutenant-Colonel with 32 years of experience in the French Marines, he commanded an airborne infantry unit in the Indian Ocean, served as Chief of Operations for the South Lebanon UN Quick Reaction Force, commanded a combat outpost in Afghanistan, acted as an Advisory Team Leader to the Afghan National Army, served as Operational Training Cell Chief for the 9th Marines Brigade and coordinated counter-terrorism response for Paris’ three airports.

While seconded to the French Department of Foreign Affairs for six years, he was the Country Program Manager for military training in Ethiopia, Congo, and Afghanistan.

Adrienne Grove

Managing Consultant, Risk Services

A former senior officer of the Canadian Armed Forces, Ms Grove graduated cum laude from the University of Alberta and trained at the Canadian Forces School of Military Intelligence, the Afghanistan Counterinsurgency Academy (Kabul), and the NATO International Special Training Centre (NATO).

A graduate of the Canadian Forces College Joint Staff Officer Program, she served with the Canadian Special Operations Force Command, coordinating intragovernmental, bilateral, and multinational intelligence projects through relationship development with strategic stakeholders while also providing intelligence planning oversight and active support to Special Forces activities around the world. She has previously held roles as a Military Intelligence Advisor and as an Intelligence Analyst with the Coalition Task Group in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Mario Leroux

Vice President, HR & Administration

Mr Leroux joined Exera in June 2015. Previously, he spent over 30 years working in operations for CP Rail, where he managed complex business processes and personnel supervision in a strict regulatory environment, working through fraught unionized employee relationships. He subsequently served as Director of Operations of the Chemin de fer Arnaud, supervising the activities of 200 employees operating a private railway servicing an iron ore mine owned by Cliffs Natural Resources.

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