Compute Canada Senior Management Team

CC Senior Management Team

The Senior Management Team includes innovative thinkers who have leveraged their expertise to make Canada a world leader in advanced research computing.

Robbin Tourangeau,
President & CEO

Robbin Tourangeau, President & CEO

Robbin Tourangeau has worked in the field of public policy and advocacy for the last 20 years, providing strategic advice and leading the development of a number of important initiatives and programmes both inside and outside government.

Most recently, Robbin served as the Founding Executive Director of the Leadership Council for Digital Infrastructure (LCDRI). Prior to working at LCDRI, Robbin spent ten years at the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) where she worked with the Vice-Presidents of Research from Ontario’s 21 institutions on issues related to research and innovation.

Robbin has also served as the Director of Policy in the Office for Disability Issues and as the Vice-President, Public Policy and Government Relations, at Imagine Canada.  She also served as the Senior Policy Advisor on Social Development in the Office of the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien and as a senior policy analyst responsible for social and municipal/Aboriginal policy at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

Robbin is a board member of Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) and the Youth Service Bureau (YSB) of Ottawa.

Patrick Mann,
Chief Information Officer

Patrick Mann, Chief Information Officer

Patrick Mann has a long history as a respected leader skilled at bringing people together to find common solutions to national problems within the Compute Canada Federation. In addition, he has a broad range of academic and commercial experience as an IT and computational science specialist. Patrick joined Compute Canada’s regional partner, WestGrid, in 2013 as Director of Operations. Prior to joining WestGrid, he served as IT Director for a partnership between Carbon Management Canada and the International Performance Assessment Centre for Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide. He also worked as a private contractor, providing Amazon Web Services consulting and development services, and has led strategic IT initiatives through senior leadership positions at Cybera Inc., as Chief Technology Officer and the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), as the Director of the Computing and Telecommunications Services Department. Patrick earned his DPhil in computational astrophysics from the University of Oxford.

Matthew Little,
Director of Finance & Corporate Services

Matthew Little, Director of Finance & Corporate Services

Tessa Derksen,
Senior Manager, Communications & Marketing

Tessa Derksen, Senior Manager, Communications & Marketing

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John Simpson,
Senior Director, Transition and Strategic Initiatives

John Simpson, Senior Director, Transition and Strategic Initiatives

Jeff Gardiner ,
Director of Cybersecurity

Jeff Gardiner , Director of Cybersecurity