Visiting Fellow, Félix Boudreault has held executive positions in both the private and public sectors over the past 12 years. An Engineer-MBA by training (McGill, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées de Paris, HEC Montréal), Félix started his career in the private sector working on infrastructure development projects in West and Central Africa. After close to three years abroad, Félix was recruited through the federal government’s Recruitment of Policy Leaders Program (RPL) and joined Environment Canada in 2005. His most recent positions at EC include Director of Policy and Negotiations, Climate Change International, and Chief of Staff to the Deputy Ministers.
Félix received multiple leadership awards over the years, including Personality of the Year by Forces Avenir (a Québec-based organization that aims to promote the balance of academic excellence and community leadership), Personality of the Year by La Presse/Radio-Canada, selected as one of 25 “Leaders of Tomorrow” by Maclean’s magazine, and selected as an Action Canada Fellow (a national public policy fellowship program for promising emerging Canadians).
Félix brings to the Lawrence Centre a deep understanding of the public policy-business nexus and will collaborate on a number of research projects spanning from the revitalization of the manufacturing sector to public-private partnerships.
Richard Dicerni recently retired as the Deputy Minister, Alberta Executive Council and Head of the Alberta Public Service. Prior to accepting this position in October 2014, Mr. Dicerni was Adjunct Research Professor at the Ivey Business School and sat on various boards.
Born and raised in Montreal, Mr. Dicerni graduated from the College Sainte Marie in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts. He pursued graduate studies at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard where he earned a Master’s in Public Administration in 1981.Mr. Dicerni started his career with the federal government in 1969. In the 1970s and 1980s, he held a number of executive positions in the federal public service including Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Health and Welfare; and Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet. In 1992 he joined the Ontario Government as Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy. In 1995 he assumed the position of Deputy Minister, Education and Training.
In 1996, Mr. Dicerni was appointed President and CEO of the newly established Canadian Newspaper Association. Mr. Dicerni left this position in 1998 to become Senior Vice President at Ontario Power Generation (OPG). He stayed at OPG for the next seven years and led the company between 2003 and 2005. He rejoined the Canadian Government as Deputy Minister of Industry where he served from 2006 to 2012. He has served on the boards of Trent University, the Credit Valley Hospital, Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL) and the Public Policy Forum. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Alberta Health Services.
Andrew Dooner is the principal consultant at Navitas Strategic Advisors, a boutique advisory firm focused on corporate strategy for medium and large sized enterprises in the public and private sector. Andrew has over 12 years of experience working in corporate strategy.
He has held senior roles in strategy consulting at McKinsey & Company in Canada and Europe; as well as senior corporate strategy roles at a number of medium and large sized Canadian institutions including BMO Financial Group, Sears Canada, and the Pacific Carbon Trust (a crown sponsored investment fund in British Columbia).
David Moloney brings a wealth of both policy and public sector management experience to Ivey, building on a career spanning over three decades with the Government of Canada. Professor Moloney was appointed by the Prime Minister to lead Canada’s participation in the Canada - U.S. Beyond the Border Action Plan and in the Canada - U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council Joint Action Plan, following their launch in December, 2011 by the Prime Minister and the President of the United States. The Prime Minister had previously appointed David as Executive Vice-President of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) from April, 2009.
Prior to his service at the Deputy Minister level, Professor Moloney's career included appointments at the Assistant Deputy Minister level at the Privy Council Office, CIDA, Treasury Board Secretariat, and the Industry Sector of Industry Canada. He holds economics degrees from the University of Western Ontario and the University of British Columbia and worked on a wide range of economic policy and management issues at the Bank of Canada and the Department of Finance.
Professor Moloney will help further build the Lawrence Centre’s capacity in the analysis of public policy affecting business and public sector management.
Greig Mordue is with McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He is the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Policy and Associate Professor, jointly appointed with the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Walter G. Booth School of Engineering Practice in the Faculty of Engineering.
Previously, he was General Manager of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) responsible for Corporate Planning and External Affairs. During his 20 plus years with Toyota he held a range of responsibilities related to Government Relations, Human Resources and Strategic Planning. Prior to joining Toyota, Mr. Mordue worked as a Special Assistant to the Treasurer of Ontario and Ontario Minister of Finance, the Ontario Minister of Financial Institutions and the Ontario Leader of the Official Opposition.
He holds a B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University, a B Comm. from the University of Windsor, an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland and a PhD in Management from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. He is a former municipal councillor.
Prior to joining Ivey, Jean-Louis Schaan was Director of the University of Ottawa's Executive MBA Program. Professor Schaan has had a 20-year career at the University of Ottawa as a professor and as an administrator. He has taught in all academic programs, has managed the School's Management section and run the bilingual International MBA Program.
Professor Schaan started his academic career at the School of Business at Queen's University in Kingston.Professor Schaan holds a Ph.D. in strategic management from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from the School of Management at the University of Ottawa. He has won teaching awards at both Ivey (five times EMBA teaching Award) and University of Ottawa.
David Wood is a Lecturer in Operations Management at the Ivey Business School as well as a graduate of both the HBA and MBA program. He has spent many years in industry as the Director of Sales & Marketing in the US and then VP Manufacturing before becoming President for W. C. Wood Company, a global manufacturer of home appliances.
David has had extensive experience in international business, mergers and acquisitions, and currently sits on several corporate boards. He has also worked as a consultant to medium and large corporations in strategic planning and operational restructuring.
David's interests are devoted to developing operational processes in a broad range of industries, applying strategy to logistics and supply chain management, and establishing operations management as a fundamental tool for business excellence.