Management and governance

NRC IRAP Advisory Board

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) Advisory Board is in place to provide an external perspective and advice on the strategic directions and management of the Program.

The Board's 12 members are appointed by the Vice-President of NRC-IRAP, and represent businesses from across Canada.

The Board advises on broad Program directions and policy, annual planning objectives and specific Program issues to the NRC-IRAP Vice President.

Members include:

Alain Coulombe
President and CEO
Montreal, Quebec

Nancy Déziel
Director General
Centre national en électrochimie et en technologies environnementales (CNETE)
Shawinigan, Quebec

Arlene Dickinson
President and CEO
Venture Communications
Calgary, Alberta

Nancy Harrison
MSI Methylation Sciences Inc.
Burnaby (British Columbia)

David Helliwell
Co-founder, CEO
Pulse Energy
Vancouver, British Columbia

Iain Klugman
President and CEO
Kitchener, Ontario

Jim Roche
President and CEO
Stratford Managers
Ottawa, Ontario

Sandy Schwenger
m-Health Solutions
Burlington, Ontario

(Bill) William H. Smith (Chair)
Mosaic Capital Corporation
Calgary, Alberta

Jeff Thompson
Senior Vice President Engineering, Product and CTO
LiveOps Cloud
Fredericton, New Brunswick


David Lisk
Ottawa, Ontario

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