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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 


MA in Economics, Cambridge University
BA in Political Science & Economics, University of Toronto




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.

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