David Thompson
Director General
Canadian Armed Forces
Ottawa, Ontario


As Director General, Portfolio Requirements, National Defence, David leads real property investments and portfolio management ensuring Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) remains operationally ready and well supported by the department’s infrastructure. He also leads portfolio innovation, natural resources, real property services, national accommodations, and divestment activities. Previously as CEO, Canadian Forces Housing Agency, he contributed to the quality of life of CAF members and their families, and led the organization to the Platinum Level of the Excellence, Innovation, and Wellness Standard from Excellence Canada.He is a Professional in Critical Infrastructure Protection (PCIP), has a Master of Infrastructure Protection and International Security, MA., Defence Management and Policy, and BA., Economics Honours. David enjoys experiencing new places and cultures, and supporting rugby communities; having represented Canada.