Captain (N) E.G. Forward

KBRS is pleased to have assisted in the appointment of Captain (N) E.G. Forward, RCN as CEO of Commissionaires Newfoundland and Labrador. Read CNL's official announcement below.

St. John’s NS – The board of Directors of the Newfoundland and Labrador Division of Commissionaires is pleased to announce the appointment of Captain (N) E.G. Forward, RCN as CEO, effective September 16, 2019.

Captain (N) E.G. Forward succeeds Jim Lynch, who will retire after providing exemplary service in this role since his appointment in 2012.

Mr. Lynch enjoyed a long and distinguished professional career. He began his teaching career in 1982 and was appointed Principal in 2002. After almost 30 years of service in the academic sector, Mr. Lynch retired as Principal in 2010 and joined Commissionaires, Newfoundland and Labrador as Director of Operations and became CEO in 2012.  Under his direction, the workforce of the local Division quadrupled. Mr. Lynch was also actively involved in community affairs. He served with 2515 RCACC as a Cadet and Unit Officer from 1967 to 1985 and Commanding Officer from 1985 to 1987 at which time he retired at the rank of Major. He was also President and National Director of the Army Cadet League of Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador Branch) from 1987-1990. Mr. Lynch is the recipient of the Canadian Force Declaration, CD, from the Department of National Defence, as well as the Queen’s Jubilee Medal.

“On behalf of the Board of Governors and all Commissionaires I would like to offer my sincerest gratitude to Jim for his outstanding dedication and leadership throughout his tenure as CEO.” says Gail Penney, Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Division Board of Governors. “His local and national presence within the federation will be missed. Jim has advanced every metric of success and is leaving our organization on a very solid footing. We wish him all the best as he begins new adventures in retirement” 

Captain (N) E.G. Forward, a highly accomplished military professional, brings over 30 years of military, leadership, and executive experience to the role of CEO with Commissionaires Newfoundland & Labrador.

“I proudly welcome Captain Forward on behalf of the Board of Governors and all of Commissionaires,” says Penney. “His robust military and leadership experience, coupled with his understanding of the culture of the uniform, will help advance our strategic goals and social mandate of providing meaningful employment to veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, former members of the RCMP, and others who wish to contribute to the security and well-being of Canadians.”

Captain (N) E.G. Forward served with the Royal Canadian Navy, gaining extensive experience in budgetary, financial and resource allocation, strategic communications, and progressive leadership. He served in command at various levels, in postings including the Director of Military Pay and Allowance Processing, Military Personnel Command (Ottawa); Staff Officer, Strategic J4, Strategic Joint Staff (Ottawa); Commanding Officer, Formation Logistics (Halifax); Task Force Commander, Operation Saturn (Sudan); and Executive Assistant to the Assistant Deputy Minister of National Defence - Finance (Ottawa).

For his service, Captain (N) E.G. Forward has received the Sacrifice Medal; Southwest Asia Service Medal with Afghanistan Bar; Special Service Medal with NATO, Humanitas, Alert Bars; Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal; United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur Service Medal; Canada 125 Medal; Queen’s Jubilee Medal; and Canadian Forces Decoration with Bar.

Captain (N) E.G. Forward is a graduate of the College Militaire Royal de Saint Jean, as well as the Royal Military College of Canada where he received both a Baccalaureate in Arts and a Masters in Defence Studies. He is a Certified Supply Chain Professional and has recently completed the Royal Military College of Canada’s Canadian Security Studies Programme. He is an accomplished writer, having published numerous articles and papers, as well as a novel, Pomeroy’s Quay, a copy of which resides in the Princess Royal’s personal library.

Originating from Newfoundland and Labrador, he looks forward to returning home with his wife and their two children.

Commissionaires Newfoundland and Labrador (CNL) is a member division of Commissionaires Canada, serving the entire province from their headquarters in St. John's. Employing over 600 well trained, dedicated employees, CNL blends the extensive resources of their national organization with their deeply rooted knowledge of the communities they serve, to provide each client with highly effective security solutions.