Full Name
Suzanne Appleton
Job Title
Royal Canadian Navy
Speaker Bio
Suzanne is a Commander in the Royal Canadian Navy in the Naval Technical Officer occupation. Her love for the sea and the marine environment was fostered at a young age but really solidified during her time as a teenager with the Toronto Brigantine tall ship sail training program. Throughout her career, Suzanne has had the privilege of gaining extensive technical leadership experience through numerous projects and programs on topics relating to warships, technical trials, HR, environment, IT and innovation. This professional path contributes to ensuring that RCN sailors have the equipment and systems they need to protect and secure Canada's three coasts. Some of her career highlights include migrant vessel interdictions, Search and Rescue, multinational exercises, representing Canada at NATO fora, advancing women and BIPOC in STEM, and being part of an award-winning project team. Suzanne is currently the Senior Integrated Logistics Support and Supportability Engineer at the Canadian Surface Combatant project, which is responsible for the design and delivery of the Royal Canadian Navy’s future warships.
Suzanne Appleton