President - CFN Consultants (Atlantic) Inc.
Vice Admiral Jim King became an independent consultant after a 38-year career in the Canadian Forces, the last four years of which saw him as Canada’s Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee in Brussels.
After an extensive career at sea, including command of the destroyer, HMCS HURON, and the Fifth Canadian Destroyer Squadron, he served in senior staff positions in Canadian Headquarters in Halifax and Ottawa and at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.
He represented Canada on the Canada-US Permanent Joint Board of Defence, and has acted as a senior military advisor to three Chiefs of the Defence Staff and four Ministers of National Defence on key issues involving NATO, the UN, Peacekeeping, NORAD, Ballistic Missile Defence and Canada-US security relations.
Admiral King is the President of CFN Consultants (Atlantic) Inc. specializing in assisting companies with Canadian Government procurement opportunities, Industrial Technical Benefits (ITB), and global supply chain participation.
Admiral King is Chair of the Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise, President of the Athenaeum Society of Nova Scotia and a member of the Nova Scotia Community College’s Board of Governors.
He is a graduate of McGill University with a degree in International Relations and a graduate member of the Royal College of Defence Studies in London.
Admiral King is an avid outdoorsman, sailor and motorcyclist; he and his wife, Barbara, share interests in travel, reading and film. Their son, David, lives in Vancouver.