Introducing the Newest Members of the Canada’s Ocean Supercluster Team!

Posted on January 22, 2020

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As we embark on an exciting year ahead, our team now spans six cities across the Atlantic Region with a relentless drive to grow the ocean economy in a way that has never been done before.

Ralph Eldridge – Indigenous Engagement Lead

Ralph raises awareness and promotes inclusion of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster with Indigenous communities and OSC members. He is a trained facilitator and project manager with more than 20 years of experience working in indigenous engagement, community development, and in private sector roles.

Corey Kirkhus – Member Relations Lead

Corey’s focus at Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is membership onboarding and engagement, helping to deliver on member communications, events, and strategic networking. In the role of Member Relations Lead, Corey will draw on his experience in strategic services as well as his background in sales, marketing and operations.

Darren Oickle – Technology Leadership Program Manager

Darren facilitates the development and execution of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster project opportunities and identifies partnership opportunities. He has a passion for sustainable ocean development and has worked background engineering in offshore resources around the world.

Andy Stone - Intellectual Property & Technology Leadership Program Manager

Andy completed a part-time secondment with Canada’s Ocean Supercluster and has joined us in a full-time capacity where he works with OSC members to build innovative R&D projects that have global reach. Andy has a background in business development with 20 years of his career dedicated to identifying, developing, and marketing innovation strategies.

Paddy Wadden – Digital Media Lead

Paddy is focused on the development and delivery of video and digital content to help tell Canada’s Ocean Supercluster’s story. He will also leverage his background in video production, digital strategy, and marketing to play an instrumental role in the refresh of the OSC website, social media, and event support.

Robert Laureijs – Analyst (MBA co-op)

Robert joins Canada’s Ocean Supercluster from the Dalhousie MBA Program bringing energy, fresh ideas, and a range of experience to his eight-month term with Canada’s Ocean Supercluster. During his tenure with us, Robert will support both our finance/admin function and communications team on a variety of projects.