April 27, 2015

Board of Directors

The C.D. Howe Institute is governed by its Board of Directors, which is composed of private sector leaders, senior academics, and policy leaders.  The Board meets twice per year, in the spring and the fall. The Board has three main responsibilities: to approve the strategic direction of the Institute’s policy work, to ensure that the Institute’s commitments to independence and quality are upheld, and to ensure that the Institute’s management runs the organization efficiently and prudently, making the best possible use of donations  and member and subscriber contributions.


Hugh L. MacKinnon, Chairman & CEO, Bennett Jones LLP


Brian M. Levitt, Partner & Co-Chair, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

President and Chief Executive Officer

William B.P. Robson


Elyse Allan, President & CEO, GE Canada Inc.
Charles Brindamour, President & CEO, Intact Financial Corporation
Scott Burns, Chairman & CEO, BURNCO Group of Companies
Dianne Craig, President & CEO, Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
Hélène Desmarais, C.M., Chairman & CEO, Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal
Victor DodigPresident & CEO, CIBC
N. Murray Edwards, President, Edco Financial Holdings Ltd.
Sheldon Elman, M.D, Chairman & CEO, Medisys Health Group Inc.
Blake C. Goldring, M.S.M.,  CFA, Chairman & CEO, AGF Management Ltd.
Bruce Gordon, Chairman, Manulife Bank, Manulife Trust
Paul J. Hill, Chairman, President & CEO, Harvard Developments Inc., A Hill Company
Dallas Howe, Chair, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan
Tom Jenkins, O.C, Executive Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer, Open Text Corporation
Richard Legault, CPA, CA, President & CEO, Brookfield Renewable Power
Jeffrey Lozon, C.M., Chief Executive Officer, Lozon Associates
Al Monaco, President, Enbridge Inc.
Gilles G. Ouellette, President & CEO, Private Client Group, BMO Financial Group, and Deputy Chair, BMO Nesbitt Burns
Steven Parker, Chairman & CEO, The CCL Group
Aaron Regent, Founder & Managing Partner, Magris Resources Inc.
Donald S. Reimer, Chairman & CEO, Reimer World Corp.
Stephen Smith, Chairman, President & Co-founder, First National Financial LP
Catherine Swift
William B. Thomas, FCPA, FCA, CEO and Senior Partner, KPMG LLP
Leonard Waverman, Dean, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University
Alfred G. Wirth, President & Chief Investment Officer, HNW Management Inc.