John Reid is President and CEO of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance). Mr. Reid’s career has encompassed many years of experience in government and industry. He has worked as a Commerce Officer with the Federal Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce and Energy, Mines and Resources after a stint in the financial community in London, England and research intern to the Copper Council in Paris, France. Prior to joining CATAAlliance, he directed the legislative activities of the Mining Association of Canada. Born in London, Ontario, Mr. Reid received his Honour’s B.A. (Political Science and Economics) from the University of North Carolina, Senior Diploma in French Language and Literature from the Universite d’Aix-Marseille, France and Masters degree in International Affairs from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. Mr. Reid is a former Chairman of the Ottawa branch, Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Vice Chairman of the Advisory Council to the Minister of Employment and Immigration. He sits on a number of high level Task Forces and Boards has published numerous articles and reviews in the area of government relations and communications. Mr. Reid appears regularly on radio and TV speaking on behalf of Canada’s high tech industries.