Randy Warden is a family man, proud Canadian and he has committed his entire life to public service.
Born and raised in London, Canada, Randy joined the Canadian Forces after high school and was posted to the 2ndBattalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in Winnipeg. He is a United Nations peacekeeping Veteran, having served one tour of Cyprus. He would later go on to serve two years as a reservist with 4thBattalion before returning home to serve the Royal Canadian Regiment right here in London.
After completing his military service, Randy joined the Commissionaires, a national security company in London. There, he rose through the ranks, spending two years managing the Southwestern Ontario region before being promoted to Vice President and ultimately Chief Operating Officer for the entire company. Since his retirement from the Commissionaires, he has gone on to serve as a Member of the Corporation, and presently as a Governor.
In 2013, Randy was invited to the Board of Directors, St. John Ambulance, Southwestern Ontario. In December 2014, he was appointed Executive Director for the Southwestern Ontario branch. In September, 2018, Randy was appointed a Serving Member of the Order of St. John, and he will be invested in June 2019.
As a proud Canadian and an involved Londoner, Randy has held a number of prominent roles in his community. As Chairperson for London Celebrates Canada, he enjoys working collaboratively with local First Nations, Francophone, and other communities, promoting a better, more inclusive city.
Randy has twice run for elected office. In 2014 he ran for the seat of City Councillor for Ward 5 of London City Council where he placed second of eight candidates. He again ran for the same seat in 2018 where he lost by a narrow margin of 106 votes (of 9002 votes cast).
He is proud to be a President’s Honour Roll graduate of the Emergency Management program at Fanshawe College and an accredited Certified Protection Professional.
Randy and his wife Nancy have called London home for more than 27 years. Together they have four grown children and five beautiful grandchildren who they dearly love.
v Following Remembrance Day this year, Randy will assume the role as Chairperson, London Remembrance Day Committee, Royal Canadian Legion
v President, Royal Canadian Legion, Vimy Branch
v Member, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Association
v Member, Royal Canadian Regiment Association
v Governor, Commissionaires Great Lakes
Past Community Service
v Founder and Chairperson, London Celebrates Canada (Late in 2017, having completed its mandate to host London’s Canada 150 celebration, eight years of London’s Canada Day celebrations and other major events including Flag Day, National Day of Honour, and a concert to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the organization was formally retired)
v Chairperson, London Veterans’ Memorial Parkway Community Advisory Committee
v Chairperson, ASIS International – SW Ontario Chapter
v Chairperson, Canadian Society for Industrial Security – SW Ontario Chapter
v President, Garrison Community Council
v President, Middlesex Condominium Corporation #409 (Ward 5)
v Director, Rotary Club of London
v Member, London Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee
v Canadian Peacekeeping Medal
v United Nations Peacekeeping Medal – Cyprus 1982-83
v Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor’s pin for military service
v Commissionaires Long Service Medal (& bar) for exemplary service
v Ontario Association of Emergency Managers – Student Award of Recognition 2010
v Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for Community Service, 2002
v Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Service, 2012
v Jack Burghardt Community Service Above Self Award (Rotary International), 2012
v Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary International) for “the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world”, 2012
v Serving Member, Order of St. John (investiture in 2019)