Lieutenant-Colonel Jeffery R. Cairns CD, AdeC

Lieutenant-Colonel Jeffery R. Cairns CD, AdeC

Jeffrey is the Director and President of Charlesway Corporation Limited, a Niagara based private equity investment company with a diverse portfolio of interests in Canada, the United States and Costa Rica. Additionally, he has experience with service in the Canadian Forces commencing in 1981 as a Second Lieutenant and to his promotion to Lieutenant Colonel and appointment of Commanding Officer of his Regiment from 1996 to 1999. During this time he also served in the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in Cyprus. Jeffrey currently serves as the Deputy Chief Aide de Camp to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

Jeffrey has extensive experience both as a community volunteer and as a member of many associations and charitable organizations in Canada. He has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards for his service. He earned a B.Ed. from Brock in 1983 and continues to be a strong supporter of education and, along with his family, a generous supporter of Brock. In 2010, the Cairns family generously donated a gift with an impact of $10 million to the University for the newly named Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex.