William Jefferies
Business Development – Earth Observation

William Jefferies is an independent consultant with 38 years experience in managing the development and delivery of operational Remote Sensing solutions to commercial, government and defence users in over 40 countries worldwide.

William has served as Director of Operations, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technical Officer for RADARSAT International (later MDA Geospatial Services). From 2013 through 2016 he was the Executive Director of LOOKNorth, a Canadian National Centre of Excellence that identifies, evaluates, manages and accelerates the development of remote sensing technologies that support sustainable natural resource development. During this time he worked with over 20 small Canadian companies to develop and commercialize new and innovative technologies in earth observation.

William holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the University of Toronto, specializing in Remote Sensing. He currently serves on the executive of the Canadian Remote Sensing Society.