Deputy Commissioner Andy Smith

Andy SmithDeputy Commissioner, Strategy and Shipbuilding

Andy Smith was appointed to the position of Deputy Commissioner of Strategy and Shipbuilding with the Canadian Coast Guard effective August 28, 2017.

Andy joined Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) from Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) where he was Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Real Property. In this capacity, he provided strategic leadership and operational level direction related to the management of the Public Services and Procurement portfolio of buildings and engineering assets.

Previously, Andy held the rank of Rear Admiral as the Chief of Military Personnel at the Department of National Defence (DND). In his career at DND, he held positions of increasing responsibility, including Commanding Officer of Fleet Maintenance at Maritime Atlantic Headquarters and Director General, Maritime Personnel and Readiness at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa.