Doug Briscoe Joins Commissionaires As Executive Director
Doug Briscoe has joined the Commissionaires in the role of Executive Director. A former senior officer with the Canadian Forces, Briscoe says he is looking forward to leading the organization’s national business strategy and working with its 17 member organizations.
“As executive director, I look forward to developing best practices
that will help Commissionaires refine national and regional roles, grow
the organization, and achieve common goals,” he said.
In his Ottawa-based role, Briscoe will be responsible for leading the
Commissionaires national business strategy and supporting its 17 member
divisions. Reporting to the Business Management Committee (BMC), he
will also build relationships with decision-makers within the Federal
Government and national commercial clients.
“We’re excited about Doug joining our team and bringing his vast
knowledge and experience to the role of executive director. What we’re
most looking forward to is cultivating a fresh, collaborative approach
to achieving national goals that also advance the interests of all
member divisions,” said Allen Batchelar, Chair of the National Business
Management Committee and CEO of Commissionaires British Columbia.
Prior to joining Commissionaires, Briscoe worked as an independent
consultant on various national security contracts for the Department of
National Defence, and the Federal Emergency Preparedness
organizations. In his career as a senior officer in the Canadian
Forces, Briscoe’s experience includes roles as Chief of Staff for the
Multinational Division in Bosnia, Military Attaché in Washington D.C.,
Base Commander for CFBMontreal, Deputy Chief of Staff for Canadian Army
Personnel, and commander of a unit which focused on arctic sovereignty
operations. His expertise also includes policy formulation,
implementing organizational decisions, infrastructure management,
budgeting, public relations, and human resources.
Doug counts his work as a volunteer as among the most rewarding of his
career. His deep respect for members of Canada’s military is the
driving force behind his association with The Last Post Fund, which
helps to ensure a fitting burial for all Canadian servicemen and
women. Doug is also the National Director of the Royal Canadian
Artillery Heritage Campaign, and in the past has volunteered his time
with the United Way, Montreal Poppy Fund and the CFB Petawawa School
Commissionaires’ services and security solutions include: security
guarding, enforcement, identification services and security training.