Richard (Dick) Fadden was the National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister of Canada from January 2015 to March 2016. Previously, he was Deputy Minister of National Defence (2013-2015) and served as Director of the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (2009-2013). He also served as Deputy Minister for Citizenship and Immigration Canada (2006-2009) and Natural Resources Canada (2005-2006). He was President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (2002-2005) and Deputy Clerk and Counsel in the Privy Council Office (2000-2002), during which he assumed the additional duties for Security and Intelligence Coordinator in 2001.
Over the course of his career, Richard worked in a variety of positions in the Department of External Affairs, the Office of the Auditor General of Canada, Natural Resources Canada and the Treasury Board Secretariat. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Montreal and a B.A. (Political Science) from McGill University.
Mr. Ken Stewart, QPM was formerly Detective Chief Superintendent, Head of Crime and Counter-Terrorism in the City of London Police. He is currently the Managing Director of Stewart Risk Solutions Ltd. He is a leading expert in pro-active anti-terrorism policing. A recipient of the Queen’s Police Medal, he was promoted to Head of Counter-Terrorism for the City of London in 2002 where he became the lead for Project Griffin, a police initiative protecting the UK from the threat of terrorism.
In 2008, he was appointed to his senior role at the City of London Police where he directed all major intelligence and surveillance operations, undercover and public protection units, source handling, the Special Branch and the Criminal Investigation Department. Mr. Stewart was responsible for providing security for some of London’s most iconic landmarks while preserving open access to the public. Additionally, he was involved in the investigations of the Bishopsgate, St Mary Axe and Heathrow Airport terrorist bombings in London, as well as the response to the 7/7 terrorist attacks.