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Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics and Board Effectiveness
Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics and Board Effectiveness

CCBE People

David R. Beatty C.M., O.B.E., MA, CFA
Chairman and Conway Director, CCBE and Professor of Strategic Management

David Beatty brings to the CCBE a unique blend of experience in the worlds of government, business, and the community at large. He has worked in various capacities all over the world, bringing all this invested capital to work at the Rotman School.

David teaches strategy in the Executive MBA and MBA programs at Rotman, and has been the top ranked Professor in the former each year. As the Director of CCBE he has taken the pioneering work of Max Clarkson deeper into the areas of corporate governance, board effectiveness and corporate strategy.

In April 2003, David became the first Managing Director of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance. The CCGG represents institutional shareholders, promotes best governance practices, and seeks to better align the interests of company boards and management and their shareholders.

Leonard J. Brooks

Professor of Business Ethics & Accounting

Executive Director, The Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics & Board Effectiveness

Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Director, Professional Accounting Centre
Director, Diploma in Forensic Accounting (DIFA)

University of Toronto Mississauga


B.Com., University of Toronto
MBA, University of Toronto


Professor Brooks is the Executive Director of the Rotman School’s Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics, and Director of the University’s Master of Management & Professional Accounting Program, and of its Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting Program.  He has authored or co-authored/edited several books including Business & Professional Ethics for Directors, Executives & Accountants, 6e (2012); Ethics & Governance: Developing and Maintaining an Ethical Corporate Culture, 4e (2012); and Principles of Stakeholder Management (1999). Professor Brooks is a former Director of the Canadian Centre for Ethics & Corporate Policy, and was a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal for Business Ethics for fourteen years.  He is a Faculty Associate of the University’s Centre for Ethics and member of its Centre for Bioethics.  He consults and speaks frequently on governance, business and/or professional ethics, risk management, ethical decision making, conflicts of interest, and developing and maintaining an ethical corporate culture.  He received the 2000 Ethics in Action Award – Ongoing Social Responsibility – Individual in recognition of his leadership in the field of corporate social responsibility.



CCBE Research Team
CCBE Manager: Matt Fullbrook
Research Officer(s): Antonio Spizzirri

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