The Institute is pleased to have committed Executives-in-Residence as part of the team at the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership.  These practitioners and executives will help Ivey faculty in the delivery of leadership-related courses or other teaching-related events and thus help to deliver on "the Ivey experience". EIR members are appointed for a three-year term and are involved in a minimum of five activities per year.

EIR involvement includes:

  • being a mentor to students
  • serving as a sounding board for teaching and research ideas
  • acting as an in-class visitor or guest speaker
  • taking on the role as liaison for case writing and case opportunities
  • contributing to practitioner conferences organized by the Institute
  • endorsing and advocating the Institute’s interests to external constituencies, raising the Institute’s profile
  • assisting in case competitions
  • participating in outreach where needed and appropriate


Kanina Blanchard, Certified Management Consultant
President, Opportunity Creation

C. David Clark
Principal, CEO Advisors Inc.

Jeff Fielding
City Manager/Chief Administrative Officer, City of Calgary

Bill Furlong
Commissioner, Ontario Securities Commission

Mark Reno
Lead Facilitator, The Banff Centre

Marty Rothstein
Principal, CEO Advisors Inc.

Alexandra Shaw, B.Sc., M.Sc., MBA, CPCC, ACC
President & Principal Consultant, Quantum Leap Leadership Inc.

Loretta Biscaro Smith
President, Genesis Executive Management Inc.