The Victoria Branch of the Canadian International Council and representatives of the MGM Program at Royal Roads University present an opportunity to Meet the Ambassadors, in the Drawing Room of Hatley Castle, at 5pm on Wednesday, 27 November 2013.
Admission is free for RRU students, CIC members and RRU staff and faculty.
Refreshments will be served.
The speakers will be former Canadian Ambassadors John Treleaven and David Collins. John Treleaven: In August 2005 John established The Treleaven Consulting Group Ltd., located in Sidney, to provide international marketing and policy advice to public and private sector clients. Prior to moving to Sidney he was President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP), a P3 organization providing market research and export services to 260 Saskatchewan companies. Mr. Treleaven began his career in the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in 1968. Postings included Sao Paulo, San Juan, Puerto Rico, London, San Jose, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Ambassador to the Philippines. In Ottawa he served in a variety of senior positions in Foreign Affairs and International Trade. John currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.
David Collins: David Collins spent over thirty years in the Diplomatic Service, serving latterly as Ambassador or High Commissioner in Romania, Pakistan, Malaysia and Kenya. In his early career he was a senior trade commissioner with assignments in the USA, Poland, Turkey, Brussels NATO, and Korea. In Ottawa he served as Senior Departmental Assistant to the Trade Minister, as Director General International and Industry Programs at National Defence and as Inspector General of the Foreign Service. He also did a spell back at NATO HQ as Director Defence Partnership and Cooperation. In the summer of 2013 he served as interim ambassador at the Canadian Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. David holds BA, BComm and MSc degrees from Queens, Concordia and Durham universities in history and politics, and business studies. He was commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy under the Reserve Officers University Training Plan and served in the Reserve for seventeen years.