Linda Goldthorp

Dr. Linda Goldthorp has been Director General, Intelligence Production, at National Defence Canada since August 2005. She leads a diverse group of regional, transnational, scientific and technical analysts, and is responsible to provide timely, reliable and policy neutral defence intelligence support to National Defence and Canadian Forces strategic decision-making. Dr. Goldthorp was a Senior Policy Planning Advisor in the Private Office of the NATO Secretary General from December 2003 to June 2005. She advised the Secretary General on intelligence policy and process issues, and was responsible for a Ministerially-driven review of Alliance intelligence structures, systems and processes. Dr. Goldthorp was also the author of a study that identified potential new roles for NATO in responding to the challenges of global terrorism. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs.