OTTAWA, May 4 /CNW/ - David Stewart-Patterson has joined The Conference
Board of Canada as its new Vice-President, Public Policy, bringing
decades of expertise and experience in the fields of journalism, public
policy analysis and corporate relations.
"I am absolutely thrilled that David has joined the leadership team at
The Conference Board of Canada," said Anne Golden, President and Chief Executive Officer. "His intellect, deep
understanding of policy issues and public profile will add a wealth of
capacity to our ability to elevate the level of debate. He will enhance
the Conference Board's position as Canada's leading research
organization in providing insights to both public and private sector
"I am passionate about promoting good public policy because it matters
to the lives of all Canadians," said Stewart-Patterson. "No organization in Canada is more effective than the Conference Board
at generating the evidence and analysis essential for meaningful public
discussion and sound policy decisions, and I therefore am delighted by
the opportunity to lead its work in this field."
Stewart-Patterson assumes the role held by Gilles Rhéaume, who is
retiring on June 30, after 30 years at the Conference Board.
Stewart-Patterson will be responsible for research and networks in the
areas of innovation, national security and public safety, health,
energy, environment and transportation policy. He comes to the
Conference Board after 15 years with the Canadian Council of Chief
Executives (CCCE), where, for the past seven years, he held the post of
Executive Vice-President. In that role, he engaged in strategic policy
development and advocacy, working directly with the chief executives of
major corporations, senior government officials and political leaders
in Canada and abroad.
Before joining the CCCE, Stewart-Patterson worked as a reporter, editor
and senior manager in print and broadcast media, including The Globe
and Mail and CTV. He is a graduate of Carleton University's School of
A bilingual native of Montreal, Stewart-Patterson is currently Vice
Chair of the Canadian Youth Business Foundation, which last year
provided experienced mentors and no-collateral financing that enabled
young Canadians to launch 600 new businesses. He also is a director of
The Prince's Youth Business International, the U.K.-based global
network of charities supporting young entrepreneurs.
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