The Christopher Group Places VP of HR at Telesat



OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Telesat, one of the largest satellite operators in the world, has appointed France Teasdale as their new Vice President of Human Resources. This critical search was led by Founder & CEO, Tom Christopher, and Managing Director, Jeff Wilbanks.

As Vice President of Human Resources, Teasdale will be responsible for the development and delivery of HR programs, strategies, and processes in partnership with the business, including compensation, benefits, rewards, budgeting, and policy. This includes but is not limited to building relationships with the employees, establishing and managing the interviewing, hiring process, DEI practices and committee, and enforcing company policies and practices during their rapid expansion.

“Telesat is on quite a roll. It recently won a $5Bln (CAD Dollar) contract from the Government of Canada to launch 1600 Low Earth Orbit Satellites and also completed an IPO toward the end of 2021,” said Tom Christopher.  “As you can imagine, this, among other things, is driving tremendous growth opportunities across the globe. We are proud to place France Teasdale in this critical role.  This search highlights the effectiveness of the “Christopher Recruiting System” and our ability to complete international searches as France will be relocating to Ottawa, Canada.”

Teasdale brings over 25+ years of experience from Heroux-Devtek, Inc., Mecanica Solutions, Inc., and most recently IDCAD Consulting, Inc. to Telesat.

About Telesat

Telesat has grown to be one of the largest and most successful global satellite operators. They have been collaborating with their customers for over 50 years to deliver critical connectivity solutions that tackle the world’s most complex communications challenges, providing powerful advantages that improve their operations and drive growth. Telesat also provides industry-leading technical consultation and support services to satellite operators, insurers and other industry stakeholders around the globe. 

About The Christopher Group

Through its award-winning, customized HR solutions, The Christopher Group (TCG) delivers critical human capital solutions in the area of executive HR search, interim HR leaders, HR consulting, and bench building. Since 1998, TCG has served clients across all industries, locations, company sizes, and verticals. Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners who have sat on the job, TCG has been named one of the Fastest-Growing and Best Non-Profit and Diversity Executive Recruiting Firms by Hunt Scanlon as well as Forbes’ 2019, 2020, & 2021 list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms.