The C.D. Howe Institute is governed by its Board of Directors, which is composed of leaders from business and the not-for-profit sector. 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

Chair, Hugh L. MacKinnon

Chair Emeritus, Bennett Jones LLP
Blake C. Goldring

Vice-Chair, Blake C. Goldring, C.M., M.S.M., CD

Executive Chairman, AGF Management Ltd.
Aaron Regent

Vice-Chair, Aaron Regent, FCPA, FCA

Chairman and CEO, Magris Performance Materials Inc.; Chairman of the Board, Scotiabank
William B.P. Robson

CEO, William B.P. Robson

Chief Executive Officer, C.D. Howe Institute

Directors

Eric Bedard

Éric Bédard

Managing Partner, Québec, Fasken
Scott Burns

Scott Burns

Chairman & CEO, BURNCO Group of Companies
Heather Chalmers

Heather Chalmers

President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Canada
Bert Clark

Bert Clark

President and Chief Executive Officer, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario
Brad W. Corson

Brad W. Corson

Chairman, President & CEO, Imperial Oil Limited
Hélène Desmarais

Hélène Desmarais, C.M.

Chairman & CEO, IVADO Labs
Laura Dottori-Attanasio

Laura Dottori-Attanasio

President, Element Fleet Management Corp.
Rick Ekstein

Rick Ekstein

President and CEO, Phaze 3 Management
Heather Evans

Heather Evans

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Tax Foundation
Louis Gagnon

Louis Gagnon

President, Canadian Operations, Intact Financial Corporation