Born and raised in Scotland, Rory Thompson spent 11 years as a British Army Officer. During his term, he served as a Captain in the prestigious Parachute Regiment, worked for a British Intelligence Agency and was deployed to over 15 countries. After spending over two years in Canada as an Operations Officer at the British Army's largest training establishment in Suffield, AB, he decided he wanted to emigrate and settle into civilian life.
After his transition out of the military he quickly found a job at CP applying his technical knowledge and extensive leadership skills as a Manager in the Signals and Communications Department. After identifying many parallels and synergies between the military and the railroad, Rory found himself recruiting many of his veteran colleagues to CP.
Rory was recognized for his efforts assisting the veteran community transition to careers at CP and was promoted to Manager of Veteran Relations. In this role, he is responsible for recruiting and retaining veterans at CP.
Connect with Rory to discover the variety of opportunities at CP by emailing him at Employment_Centre@cpr.ca