Fern joined NEPTUNE Canada in October 2003. Previously, she held positions as the Controller of Greenlight Power Technologies Inc., the Director of Operations for the Victoria Christian Education Society and has held various other accounting positions at Island Medical Labs, Mazda Motors of Canada, and School District #62. During her time at Greenlight, she was an active participant on the management team that achieved Greenlight’s recognition as a leading supplier of fuel cell testing equipment worldwide, and assisted in the integration of business functions resulting from a strategic sale. Fern is a graduate of the Camosun College Accounting Program and a Certified General Accountant.
As the Associate Director, Finance and Administration at NEPTUNE Canada, Fern is a member of the executive committee and manages the financial aspects of the project, dealing extensively with UVic accounting and purchasing staff as well as NC’s funding agencies (Canada Foundation for Innovation, BC Knowledge Development Fund, Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada, and BC Ministry of Advanced Education). Her responsibilities include a range of other administrative areas including oversight of the central office operation, facilities, and human resources.
NEPTUNE Canada staff are listed below. For more contacts, see our full listing of staff within VENUS, Ocean Networks Canada, and the Ocean Networks Canada Centre for Enterprise and Engagement.
Kate Moran, director
Kim Juniper, associate director
Fern Johnson, associate director
Ian Kulin, associate director (interim)
The following external consultants have worked closely with NEPTUNE Canada in the past.
Benoît Pirenne, associate director
Li Yan, Visiting Scientist, China National Ocean Technology Centre
Eric Guillemot, Manager, Software Team
Bob Crosby, Team Lead
Martin Hofmann, systems manager