Mr. Read joined Public Works and Government Services Canada in 1992, after 20 years in consumer services and competition policy. Since then he has occupied a number of managerial and executive positions in the procurement field, including strategic policy, operational policy and processes, quality assurance and risk management, real property contracting, program integrity, dispute resolution, and delegation of contracting authorities. After serving on the Parliamentary Secretary’s Task Force for the Government-Wide Review of Procurement in 2005, he became Senior Director, Policy and Process, and on January 3, 2004 moved to the new position of Senior Director, Defence Procurement Liaison.
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Government procurement is a complex process, requiring careful planning, constant oversight, and highly sophisticated professional skills.
There is a clear need for a definitive defence industrial strategy.
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