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David R. Beatty, C.M., O.B.E.

David Beatty

    David R. Beatty

    Conway Director, Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics & Board Effectiveness
    Professor of Strategic Management 

    Degrees: MA in Economics, Cambridge University
    BA in Political Science & Economics, University of Toronto
    Email: Send an email to David R. Beatty
    Phone: 416-946-5844


    David Beatty is Conway Chair of the Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics and Board Effectiveness. Currently, he serves as a Director of FirstService Corporation, Walter Energy and Canada Steamships Lines. Over his career he has served on over 35 Boards of directors and been Chair of 8 publicly traded companies. He was the founding Managing Director of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (2003-2008). David served on Peter Drucker’s Foundation Board in the United States for over a decade, the last few years as Vice Chairman and was Chair of Upper Canada College from 1992-97.


    Academic Positions

    Present  Conway Director, Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics & Board Effectiveness and Professor of Strategic Management; Rotman School of Management
    2002-2007  Director; Institute of Corporate Directors

    Non-Academic Positions

    2001-2012  Chairman;Inmet Mining
    2008-2010  Chairman;Western Canadian Coal
    1992-2012  Director;Bank of Montreal; FirstService
    2002-2008  Managing Director;CCGG
    1996-2000  Founding Chairman;Orogen Minerals Ltd.
    1990-2002  Vice Chairman (founding Chairman in Canada);Peter F. Drucker Foundation in the U.S.; Chair in Canada
    1985-1994  President, Weston Foods, a Cdn $2 billion food processing company employing 12,000 people with 40 plants in Canada and the U.S.;Weston Foods is part of Canada's 4th largest company, George Weston Limited, of which Mr. Beatty was a Director until his retirement
    1980-1985  President;Gardiner Group Capital, a family holding company with interests in the oil and gas industry, hotels, and fast foods
    1977-1980  Management consultant in Canada and the USA
    1973-1977  Director of the Central Planning Office and Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister in Papua New Guinea during the transition from colonial status to self government and Independence
    1970-1973  McKinsey & Co. and Chair of Canada Consulting Group
    1967-1970  Senior Transport Economist and Assistant Editor, Second Five Year Plan in the Central Planning Office of the Government of Tanzania

    Honors and Awards

    1994  Officer Most Excellent Order of the British Empire; Government
    2005  Fellow of the Institute; Institute of Corporate Directors (Canada)

    Professional Affiliations/Memberships

    International Corporate Governance Network
    Global Corporate Governance Forum
    European Corporate Governance Institute

    Other Info

    Honorary Consul General for Papua New Guinea in Canada; Past Chairman, Upper Canada College, Toronto; Past Director of the Art Gallery of Ontario and The George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Arts  

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