Daily Bread Food Bank CEO Neil Hetherington on learning from shared experience

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We were recently joined by Neil Hetherington at the Daily Bread Food Bank for a video podcast with Ivey professor Gerard Seijts.

Neil Hetherington joined Daily Bread Food Bank as CEO in January 2018. Neil began his career in project management at Tridel Construction, Canada’s largest condominium developer.

In September 2000, he made a career change by joining Habitat for Humanity Toronto, at the time as the youngest CEO of a Habitat affiliate in the world.

Neil’s non-profit experience includes 16 years as CEO of Habitat for Humanity in Toronto, and then New York City, and two years as CEO of Dixon Hall, a multi-service agency with 240 staff serving thousands of people in Toronto through its social programs, shelters, seniors programs, youth initiatives and community revitalization efforts. 

Neil holds degrees or certificates from the University of Western Ontario – Huron College, Seneca College, Harvard Business School and the University of Virginia – Darden Business School. He obtained his MBA from the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey Business School in 2013, as well as being an active pilot and sailor.

 

In this broadcast

Gerard and Neil discuss how leaders — and society — can learn from the shared experiences of the pandemic and approach systemic issues from a place of understanding.

"We are going through a lived experience together. [Many of us] now have an experience that individuals are living with on a regular basis — individuals who are on disability or OW or are in precarious employment situations. My hope is that as we go through this experience together, we will advocate for change."

Additional links

Daily Bread Food Bank Toronto
Ivey Business School Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership

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