Commissionaires Nova Scotia welcomes new CEO, Geoffrey Hamilton

With the change of season comes new leadership for Commissionaires Nova Scotia (CNS). This week Geoffrey Hamilton began his role of Chief Executive Officer for the Nova Scotia Division of Commissionaires.

Geoffrey comes to CNS with extensive leadership experience in the security industry. Most recently he was the CEO of Exera, Myanmar’s leading security risk management firm. He also spent a number of years in South Sudan where he developed an agro-forestry project.

Geoffrey began his career in the Royal Canadian Navy and is still active in the Reserve Force, where he holds the rank of Commander and is Chief of Staff of a formation of 900 personnel. He completed his undergraduate degree at Dalhousie University, earned a master’s degree in law specializing in international dispute resolution from the University of London (Queen Mary and University Colleges), and is a graduate of the Canadian Forces College’s Joint Command and Staff Programme. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

“Geoff’s proven record of leadership and organizational management will serve CNS well,” says Cdr (Ret’d) Marjorie Hickey, Board Chair, Commissionaires Nova Scotia. “The CNS Board looks forward to working with him to achieve our strategic goals of being Nova Scotia’s leading security solutions provider, and one of Canada’s best managed companies.”

“I’m thrilled to return home to the Maritimes and to be able to play a role in the Commissionaires’ unique and positive community,” says Geoffrey. “Our security environment is increasingly complex, so meeting with our clients and commissionaires to figure out how to keep adapting to meet those challenges will be a top priority for me.”


About Commissionaires Nova Scotia

Since 1937, Commissionaires Nova Scotia has been the leading private security provider in the province and the largest private sector employer of veterans. It employs more than 1,500 commissionaires from Cape Breton to Yarmouth, and offers a wide range of security services including professional guarding, monitoring and surveillance, threat risk assessment, bylaw enforcement, identification and fingerprinting services, and security training. The completely self-funded, not-for-profit enterprise generates around $35M in annual revenue, of which over 90% is returned to its employees. Clients include an array of government, public and private sector organizations.


To arrange an interview, contact:

Laura Howlett
Marketing & Communications Officer
Commissionaires Nova Scotia
T 902 429 8101 ext. 250
[email protected]