Chris MacLean, Editor, Front Line Defence

Chris MacLean began her magazine career in 1976 as Art Director with Canadian Review magazine (published by E. Graydon Carter, now the Editor of Vanity Fair). Chris’ fascination with defence topics began in the late 1970s, with her work on DND’s Sentinel magazine, and she later worked on other DND publications with DDDS-7-2. She managed departments for private companies in Ottawa before seizing an opportunity to return to the magazine world.

As Managing Editor and finally General Manager ofVanguard magazine, she steadily developed the business from 1998 until the untimely passing of the publisher (her mentor) in 2003. Not wanting to let such a talented pool of experts dissipate, Chris then took on the challenge of establishing Canada’s FrontLine magazine, which quickly took the lead in the defence and homeland security sectors.

FrontLine offers balanced, non-partisan content related to military procurement, operations and requirements, through analyses, commentary, and articles by trusted writers and insiders.


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