Bill Kelly joined CFN consultants in May 2013. He brings to the consultancy extensive experience in leadership, management, strategic planning, and materiel acquisition and support gained through various positions held within the Canadian Forces and Department of National Defence. His focus in CFN is on aerospace projects.
Bill served as an Aerospace Engineer in the Canadian Forces for over 31 years. He has served operationally as an Engineering Officer on tactical fighter squadrons in Canada and overseas.
He also commanded 10 Field Technical Training Squadron in Cold Lake Alberta from 1996 to 1997, 15 Service Support Branch in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan from 1998 to 1999 and the Canadian Forces Joint Imagery Centre in Ottawa from 2002 to 2005.
His staff duties have included working as a strategic planner for the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff and tours as an aircraft engineering officer and weapons system manager within the Director General Aerospace Equipment Program Management organisation.
Bill graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1981, and received his Masters of Aeronautical Engineering from Carleton University in 1983. He is also a graduate of the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College.
He joined the Public Service upon retirement from the Canadian Forces and served as the Director General Aerospace Equipment Program Management from Sep 2008 to Dec 2012, retiring with over 35 years of CF/DND service.