Business development, strategic planning, marketing support, site selection services as well as advice on government relations and linkages with government and industry.

Pilot Hill is a business consulting company for Canadian and international companies and organizer of the Best Defence Conference

Heather Pilot is President of Pilot Hill Ltd., the company that produces The Best Defence Conference each November in London, Ontario, and various webinars.

Best Defence is a premier defence conference and exhibition and takes place each November in London, Ontario, Canada – home to General Dynamics Land Systems-Cana da who has a supply chain of over 100 companies in the region. 

Pilot Hill Ltd. offers consulting services for companies and organizations focused on supply chain and strategic partnership opportunities in the defence sector. Services include lead generation, business development, and site selection services. Pilot Hill Ltd. is the business development arm to Western University’s Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research www.eng.uwo.ca/fraunhofer/

Heather has a strong background in economic development and stakeholder relations gained through working with a variety of organizations, including the London Economic Development Corporation as Director of Business Development; Director-Canada for the New York State’s Empire State Development (Toronto), and prior to that as Canadian Director for the North Carolina Department of Commerce based in Toronto.

Heather served as a Director on the Board of the Defence Association of Ontario (formerly SODA) from 2013 to 2016 and as President from 2017 to 2019.

Recognized for her efforts in creating awareness of the strong defence and advanced manufacturing cluster in Southern Ontario, she was nominated and selected as one of Canada’s Top 20 Women in the Defence World in Canada in 2018 by Esprit de Corps magazine.

She was the 2018 recipient of the London Convention Centre Ambassador Awards and serves on McMaster University’s Aerospace and Defence Advisory Committee.