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CILTNA Board Member Biographies

Names Summary

Alan Cooke

Alan Cooke, CMILT

Alan is a member of the CILTNA National Board, based out of the Greater Toronto – Hamilton area. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, he has over 30 years’ experience in the logistics industry. This includes having worked for some household names such as Tesco, British American Tobacco, Kuehne & Nagel, Canada Bread, and Canopy Growth.

Currently Senior Vice President of Auxly Cannabis, he is leading the expansion across Canada in the developing Cannabis industry.

Andrew Young

Andrew Young, CMILT

Andrew is Chair of CILTNA’s United States Chapter and vice Chair of CILTNA National Board. He has over 30 years’ experience in transportation spanning passenger and freight railways, airlines, airports, public transit and multi-modal freight logistics. He has primarily worked in the UK, North America and Latin America.

Andrew is currently based in Texas and is an advisor to rail freight advocacy group On Track North America. He also works with global technology and service companies to support their business development in the transport sector.

Bob Armstrong

Robert (Bob) Armstrong, FCILT, CITP

Bob is president of CILTNA and president of his own consulting firm Armstrong Trade & Logistics Advisory Services Inc. Bob has over 50 years of experience in the fields of global supply chain management, international trade, cross border logistics and customs regulations and procedures.

As CILTNA President Bob has led many seminars presented by CILTNA members to government and industry.

Bob Sacco

Bob Sacco, CMILT, P Log

Bob is the Greater Toronto Area Trade and Customs Leader at KPMG LLP. He has over 35 years of public practice experience having launched and led a specialized Customs & Trade group in another big four firm prior to joining KPMG.

Bob has worked on behalf of government departments, protecting the interests of Canadians and has led large multinational consulting activities to help companies effectively navigate these territories to realize savings through imports and exports.

David Cardin

David Cardin, CMILT

David completed a 35-year career with the AP Moller-Maersk Group as President of Maersk Canada. Heading the Mexican and then Canadian organizations he started and led ventures in 3PL logistics, dedicated intermodal service between Manzanillo and Mexico City, and container trucking, as well as expanding Maersk’s port coverage.

David is on the board of Milton Hydro Distribution and was a board member and chair of the Shipping Federation of Canada, and the Maritime Employers Association in Montreal. He also is a past board director for Maersk Supply Service Canada.

David Collenette

Honourable David Collenette, PC, FCILT

David served as a Toronto Member of Parliament for 21 years and 11 years as Minister under three Prime Ministers. His portfolios included Multiculturalism, National Defence, Veterans’ Affairs, Crown Corporations, Minister for the GTA, and almost seven years as at Transport Canada.

A past Chair of CILTNA and former Vice-President of CILT International, David is presently Chair of the NATO Association of Canada.

Elizabeth Drake

Elizabeth Drake, MILT, PMP

Elizabeth is Chair of CILTNA’s Ottawa Chapter and a member of the National Board. An economist by training, she has more than 15 years of experience in transportation policy, planning and strategy, across Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. This includes 15 years in infrastructure-focused management consulting in Canada and the UK.

Her experience spans providing policy advice, multi-modal freight planning, trade corridor and market analysis, strategic planning, and infrastructure governance and funding. She is currently a Principal Consultant at CPCS.

Emile Di Sanza

Emile Di Sanza, CMILT

Emile is Chair of the CILTNA Board of Directors.

Over nearly 30 years, Emile held a number of positions in the Canadian public service. His work entailed the development of economic policies, legislation, governance structures and measures related to various modes of transportation. He has chaired federal-provincial task forces, carried out consultations and negotiations with foreign governments, provinces, municipalities and transportation entities.  From 2008-2014, he served on the Audit Body of the International Oil Pollution Funds.

Emile joined CILTNA in 2012 and has been active with the Ottawa Chapter.

Gilles Legault

Gilles Legault, CMILT

Gilles is a member of the Quebec Bar and of the Canadian Bar Association.  He is currently Senior Counsel Global Legal Affairs & Trade Law at CN and   also the Chair of CILTNA’s Quebec Chapter.

Gilles was national Chairman of CILTNA’s National Board of Directors from 2008 to 2011 and from 2016-18 he was International Vice-President of CILT’s International Management Committee.

John Coleman

John Coleman, BEng., MBA, P.Eng., CMILT

John is a member of CILTNA’s Ottawa Chapter Board of directors and he serves on CILTNA’s National Board as a director, treasurer, and chair of its education committee.

Involved in transportation since early childhood, he has almost 40 years of experience in development and management of research and technology, 30 of them at the National Research Council of Canada, as well as almost a decade of post-graduate transportation policy teaching at Carleton University where he currently serves as a senior fellow.

John Corey

John Corey, CPA, CA, MILT

John is a member and past Treasurer of the National Board. A professional accountant by training, John spent 28 years at the Canadian Transportation Agency, working in both the Air and Rail branches of the Agency where he played a major role in dispute resolution between the federally-regulated freight railways and their customers.

John is currently the President of the Freight Management Association of Canada, which advocates on behalf of Canadian shippers.

Kelsey Fulton

Kelsey Fulton, MILT

Kelsey is the Logistics Coordinator at Canopy Growth Corporation where she is responsible for planning domestic movements of goods and, as the Logistics Quality Group Lead, is accountable for building quality assurance projects that enhance logistics capabilities.

Kelsey has been involved in the Freight Transportation industry for almost 10 years and during her tenure with the Freight Management Association of Canada advocated for shippers on regulatory issues and helped educate supply chain professionals on emerging trends.

Kristine Burr

Kristine Burr, FCILT

Kristine is a member of the National Board and Chair of CILTNA’s Membership Committee.  She has held senior positions in federal departments and central agencies, finishing her public service career as Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy at Transport Canada.

Kristine is currently Chair of the International Authority overseeing the development and ongoing construction of the new Gordie Howe International Bridge at Windsor-Detroit.

Magali Amiel

Magali Amiel, PhD, CMILT

Magali is part of the Quebec Chapter and a Goods Movement Strategist. She holds a Ph.D. in Logistics & Transportation. Passionate about the issues related to logistics chain performance and economic and strategic development in transport, she has developed expertise recognized by industry professionals.

Magali is a Director in Goods Movement Strategy, Logistics and Transportation Innovation at CGI consulting.

Marian Robson

Marian Robson, FCILT

Marian has over 40 years of public and private sector transportation experience with a national public affairs firm, the federal government, national and provincial railways and the Canadian port system (including the Vancouver Port Corporation).

She is a previous Chair and CEO of the Canadian Transportation Agency, currently Chair of the Pacific Chapter, CILTNA, a member of the National Board and a member of the Membership Committee.

Marian is a former chair and current member of the Regional Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and Vice President, Terminal City Club.

Marta Leardi-Anderson

Marta Leardi-Anderson, CMILT

Marta has over 20 years’ experience providing strategic policy and operational advice to the most senior level decision makers in public and private sector organizations. She has led large scale projects and innovative initiatives. At the University of Windsor Cross-Border Institute (CBI) she works on research and projects looking at the movement of goods, people, services and funds across international borders. Most recently she was on leave from her role as Executive Director of the CBI and served as the Executive Vice President for P3 Procurement and Policy at the Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority.

Marta sits on the National Board of directors for CILTNA and is a Director at Large for the Michigan Chapter of the international organization of Women in Transportation.

Paul Miller

Paul Miller, M Sc E, P Eng, CMILT, ICD.D, P Log

Paul is a member of CILTNA’s Board, its former Secretary, and a member of its Education Committee. He had a 34-year logistics and transportation career at CN, retiring as its Vice President of Safety, Sustainability, and Network Transportation.

Since retiring, Paul has been a consultant, a volunteer, and an educator. He is an adjunct professor and “Railroader in Residence” at the Canadian Rail Research Laboratory of the University of Alberta.

Tom Maville

Tom Maville, FCILT

Tom was employed 20 years in an executive capacity with the Canadian Transportation Agency, Canada’s economic regulator of railway, airline and marine operations and services. Tom also worked 30 years in the private sector as a marketing officer with the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and as an internationally recognized rail freight consultant

Tom is the immediate past Chair of CILTNA and currently serves as the CILTNA representative on the CILT International Management Committee

Wafaa Barakat

Wafaa Barakat, Student CILTNA Member

Wafaa Barakat is a member of CILTNA Education Committee and National Board and serves on the Next Generation International Committee.

Wafaa completed a BBA and a graduate certificate in Business Analytics from BCIT. She is a skilled research and statistics analyst with focus on data collection methodologies, data-driven decision-making, and analytical storytelling in educational and non-profit sectors.