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Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management

Council Members

Stephen Poloz (Chair)

Former Governor, Bank of Canada

Stephen S. Poloz, PhD ’82, was appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada in 2013 for a seven-year term, which ended on June 2, 2020. As Governor, he was also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank. He first joined the Bank of Canada in 1981 and held increasingly senior positions over a 14-year span, culminating in his appointment as Chief of the Bank’s Research Department in 1992. He left the Bank for a career in the private sector and later joined Export Development Canada, where he served in a number of high-profile roles, including Chief Economist and President and CEO, before rejoining the Bank of Canada as Governor.

George Baran

Vice Chairman, Trudell Medical Ltd

George has over 20 years experience in the medical device industry. His responsibilities have included both business and technical leadership in the acquisition and development of novel medical device technologies. He has also been responsible for the pre-clinical marketing of new drug delivery technologies to medical opinion leaders and major pharmaceutical companies.This has included collaboration with business and clinical partners in the design and co-ordination of pre-clinical studies.

Perrin Beatty

President and CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Perrin Beatty, BA’71, LLD ’13, is President and CEO of the 200,000-member Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s largest and most representative national business association. He also held a similar role with the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME). Beatty was elected to the House of Commons in 1972, and spent 21 years in Parliament, serving as Minister in seven different portfolios, including Treasury Board, National Revenue, Solicitor General, Defence, National Health and Welfare, Communications and External Affairs.

Donald Campbell

Senior Strategy Advisor

Donald Campbell is Senior Strategy Advisor to the Canadian national law firm DLA Piper Canada LLP, Co-Chair of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) and Chair of the Canadian Committee of PECC, and a Distinguished Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.

Thomas d'Aquino, C.M., B.A., LL.B, LL.M., LL.D. 

Chairman and CEO, Intercounsel Ltd.

Thomas d’Aquino is an entrepreneur, corporate director, author and philanthropist. He is the Chairman of Thomas d’Aquino Capital, the Chairman and CEO of Intercounsel Ltd., and the Founding CEO of the Business Council of Canada. He is the Founding Chairman of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management Advisory Council and is an Honorary Professor of Ivey Business School. He holds a number of honorary doctor of laws degrees including from Western University.  He is the Canada Chair of the North American Forum and a Founding Director and Chairman Emeritus of the National Gallery of Canada.  Each year, Ivey hosts the Annual Thomas d’Aquino Lecture on Leadership which is now in its 14th year.  Mr. d’Aquino is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ottawa. 

Blake Goldring

Chairman and CEO, AGF Management Ltd

Blake C. Goldring is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AGF Management Limited. He was named President in 1997, Chief Executive Officer in 2000 and Chairman in 2006. Under his leadership, AGF has grown to be a premier independent investment management company with operations in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

Sharon Hodgson

Dean, Ivey Business School

Sharon Hodgson began her role as Dean of Ivey Business School on May 6, 2019. Prior to Ivey, she held senior leadership roles with some of the world’s largest professional services firms, including IBM, PwC, and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Sharon brings a wealth of experience leading complex organizations through disruptive environments, and is passionate about continuing to build Ivey’s reputation on the world stage.

Carolyn Lawrence

Partner, Gender Leader, Inclusion and Diversity, Human Capital Consulting, Deloitte Canada

Carolyn is a leader in Gender Diversity & Inclusion with 10 years’ experience as President & CEO of a nationally recognized women’s advancement business in events, media and consulting, where she was deeply committed to understanding and listening to women who aspire to leadership roles, and working with clients who want to both attract and retain female talent, as well as market to influential and affluent women.

Carol Stephenson

Retired Dean, Ivey Business School

Carol Stephenson is former Dean of the Ivey Business School at Western University. As a widely respected CEO, Carol Stephenson brought more than 30 years of progressive experience in marketing, operations, strategic planning, technology development, and financial management to Canada’s premier business school.

Ray Tanguay

Former Chair, Toyota Canada & Former Auto Advisor, Federal and Ontario Governments

On June 9, 2015, Mr. Réal (Ray) Tanguay was named to the position of Automotive Advisor to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and the Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Growth. Mr. Tanguay retired as Chair of Toyota’s Canadian operations on March 31, 2015. In 1991, Mr. Tanguay joined Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc., and was a leading force in instilling innovation within the company.

Mark Zbaracki

Associate Professor, General Management & Strategy, Ivey Business School

Mark is interested in problems that have both strong managerial and academic implications. His award winning dissertation research draws on his nine years of experience as an industrial engineer at IBM Rochester. His research has been published in leading management and economics journals, and reached business audiences through major publications such as The Economist, Business Week and Sloan Management Review. His pricing research was cited by George Akerlof in his Nobel Laureate address.

Dave Forestell

Vice President, Office of the President and CEO, Scotiabank

Dave Forestell serves as Vice President, Office of the President and CEO, at Scotiabank. He has held senior positions in government and private sector. He has worked overseas in Chile and Venezuela and speaks fluent Spanish. While in Chile, Mr. Forestell led corporate affairs and corporate social responsibility for several mining projects and served as Chair of a Joint Venture Board of Directors. He is currently serving as Vice Chair of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission and a Board Member on the Ontario College of Art and Design. Dave obtained his B.A. and LLB from Western University.