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Public Policy Forum to honour Ivey’s Richard Dicerni

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  • Dec 5, 2017
Public Policy Forum to honour Ivey’s Richard Dicerni

Richard Dicerni

Ivey’s Richard Dicerni is one of five influential Canadians, including former Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney, being honoured in April for contributions to public policy.

The Executive-in-Residence (EIR) at Ivey will be added to the honour roll of Canada’s Public Policy Forum (PPF), an Ottawa-based non-profit think tank for public-private dialogue, at the PPF’s 31st annual Testimonial Dinner in Toronto on April 12, 2018. As an EIR, Dicerni supports the Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre, Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management, Centre for Building Sustainable Value/Network for Business Sustainability, and Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation.

A former public servant with more than 30 years of public policy experience, Dicerni is being recognized for advising the federal government and two provinces, which were led at various times by three different political parties. His previous business involvement includes President and CEO of the Canadian Newspaper Association, Senior Vice President at Ontario Power Generation, and partner at Mercer Delta, a management consulting firm, as well as membership on several boards.

Rosemary Barton, an anchor on CBC’s The National, will host the event, which honours Dicerni and four other recipients:

  • Mark Carney, Bank of England Governor and former Governor of the Bank of Canada, who presented the 2013 Thomas d’Aquino Lecture on Leadership at Ivey;
  • Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; and,
  • Michael Donovan and Mary Walsh, co-creators of the CBC Television show, This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

Quebec journalist Francine Pelletier, founder of the feminist newspaper La Vie en rose, will also receive the Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism at the ceremony.


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