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SusanScotti

Susan Scotti

Executive Vice President

John R.Dillon

John R. Dillon

Senior Vice President, Policy and Corporate Counsel

Ross H.Laver

Ross H. Laver

Senior Vice President, Policy and Communications

NancyWallace

Nancy Wallace

Vice President, Corporate Services

ChantalRoy

Chantal Roy

Executive Assistant to the President and Chief Executive Officer

BrianKingston

Brian Kingston

Vice President Policy, International and Fiscal Issues

Andreavan Vugt

Andrea van Vugt

Vice President Policy, North America

ValerieWalker

Valerie Walker

Vice President, Policy, Innovation and Skills

IsabelleDuchaine

Isabelle Duchaine

Communications Officer

TrevorKennedy

Trevor Kennedy

Policy Associate

MoniqueRaymond-Dubé

Monique Raymond-Dubé

Executive Assistant

PattiMatchem

Patti Matchem

Senior Administrative Associate

MeaganLachance

Meagan Lachance

Administrative Associate

PatriciaMurphy

Patricia Murphy

Administrative Associate

TheresaKeegan

Theresa Keegan

Administrative Associate

CallumSmith

Callum Smith

Associate Communications Officer

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SusanScotti

Susan Scotti

Executive Vice President

613-288-3860

Susan Scotti joined the Business Council of Canada in March, 2011 as Senior Vice President. In that capacity, Susan manages the strategic planning and the day to day operations of the Council. She provides oversight for the development and execution of the Council’s policy priorities, financial and human resource planning, and membership development, as well as events planning. Prior to joining the Council, Susan was a senior executive with the Government of Canada for over 30 years. She was Senior Assistant Deputy Minister with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada until December 2008 and has also held senior positions in the Ministries of Canadian Heritage, Communications, Indian and Northern Affairs and the Privy Council Office. In addition, Susan has worked as an independent consultant focusing on strategic planning, governance and organizational development.

John R.Dillon

John R. Dillon

Senior Vice President, Policy and Corporate Counsel

613-288-3863

In his role as Senior Vice President, Policy and Corporate Counsel, John Dillon has primary responsibility for the Council’s policy work related to energy, the environment and sustainable development, business-Aboriginal relations, corporate governance and competition law. Over the past 25 years with the Council, John has developed an active network of contacts across business, government and the NGO community in the pursuit of sound public policy solutions. One of his current priorities is working with like-minded organizations across the country to advocate for a more coherent national approach to energy and resource policy. He also chairs an informal industry coalition that aims to positively influence government policy related to climate change and air quality.

Ross H.Laver

Ross H. Laver

Senior Vice President, Policy and Communications

613-288-3862

As Senior Vice President, Policy and Communications, Ross Laver conducts research and engages in policy development across a wide range of domestic and global issues. His primary areas of focus are innovation and competitiveness. Ross also oversees the Council’s communications strategy and media relations. Prior to joining the Council, he spent 23 years as a journalist with Maclean’s magazine, The Globe and Mail and The Ottawa Citizen. He has also held corporate marketing and communications roles with two Ottawa-based technology companies. He is the author of two books: Random Excess (1998); and Savage Messiah (1993).

NancyWallace

Nancy Wallace

Vice President, Corporate Services

613-288-3858

Nancy Wallace, Vice President, Corporate Services, a longtime member of the Council’s headquarters staff, organizes all of the meetings of the Council and its Board of Directors, as well as special events. She is responsible for handling the Council finances, including membership fees, contracts, payroll and audit. Nancy handles membership inquiries and she also manages administrative matters at Council headquarters.

ChantalRoy

Chantal Roy

Executive Assistant to the President and Chief Executive Officer

613-238-3735

Chantal Roy has worked for The Honourable John Manley since 2002. She handles the many demands on Mr. Manley’s schedule in his capacity as President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as his other responsibilities as a Corporate Director. Before joining the Council in 2009, Chantal supported Mr. Manley in various ministerial roles and at McCarthy Tétrault. Prior to 2002 she worked in other ministerial and parliamentary offices, and in the government relations office of Imperial Oil Limited in Ottawa.

BrianKingston

Brian Kingston

Vice President Policy, International and Fiscal Issues

613-288-3855

Brian leads the Council’s policy work on international trade, fiscal and monetary policy issues. In this role, he manages CEO Forums with India and Japan, the Council’s tax policy advisory network and the annual Total Tax Contribution report. Prior to joining the Council, Brian gained comprehensive experience across the federal government as a graduate of the Accelerated Economist Training Program, a leadership development program that includes placements at the Department of Finance, the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Privy Council Office. In addition to his experience in business and government, Brian is active in the non-profit sector as the Vice-President, Global Operations, Young Canadians in Finance and as a board member of the Ottawa Economics Association. Brian is an Action Canada Fellow, World Economic Forum Global Shaper and alumnus of the 2015 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Carleton University and a master’s degree in international affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.

Andreavan Vugt

Andrea van Vugt

Vice President Policy, North America

613-288-3853

With nearly 20 years of provincial and federal public policy experience, Andrea leads the Council’s work on North America, advising on bilateral and trilateral issues with the United States and Mexico. As Chief of Staff to the Minister of International Trade, and as Foreign Affairs and Trade Advisor to the Prime Minister from 2009 to 2014, Andrea played an instrumental role in the conclusion of the Canada-Europe and Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations.  She advised the Prime Minister and members of cabinet during more than 20 bilateral visits around the world, and at summits which included the G8, G20, North American Leaders’ Summit, COP and NATO. Prior to joining the Prime Minister’s Office, Andrea held a number of roles in the private and non-profit sectors, including as Director of Government Relations for TELUS and as Associate Director for Corporate Relations for the Richard Ivey School of Business. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from King’s University College.

ValerieWalker

Valerie Walker

Vice President, Policy, Innovation and Skills

613-288-3859

Val leads the Council’s policy work on innovation and skills. In this role, she provides leadership on innovation, competitiveness, and labour market issues, and supports the work of the Business Higher Education Roundtable. Prior to joining the Council in June 2016, Val was the Director of Policy at Mitacs, where she was responsible for maintaining strategic relationships with government and policy leaders on innovation policy and promoting Mitacs as a key player in Canada’s innovation ecosystem. She has a doctorate from McGill University and is an alumnus of the Government of Canada’s Recruitment of Policy Leaders Program.

IsabelleDuchaine

Isabelle Duchaine

Communications Officer

613-288-3861

As Communications Officer for the Business Council of Canada, Isabelle Duchaine holds responsibility for the Council’s media relations and communications.  Beyond advising the CEO and executive team on strategic communication, including media relations and the development of memos, press releases, speeches and op-eds, she contributes to and supports the development of policy advice and analysis on domestic and international issues. She has previously worked in post-secondary education policy and at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a BAH in History and Political Studies from Queen’s University and a Master’s in Global Governance from the University of Waterloo.

TrevorKennedy

Trevor Kennedy

Policy Associate

613-288-3870

As a Policy Associate for the Business Council of Canada, Trevor Kennedy supports the Council’s work on international, trade and fiscal issues, with a focus on the Asia and North America. Previous to joining the Council, Trevor worked at Global Affairs Canada as a Trade Policy Officer. Prior to this, he was a Junior Research Fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Trevor lived and worked in Japan for 3 years with Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme and is fluent in Japanese. He holds a Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Policy Studies from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from St. Thomas University, New Brunswick.

MoniqueRaymond-Dubé

Monique Raymond-Dubé

Executive Assistant

613-288-3865

PattiMatchem

Patti Matchem

Senior Administrative Associate

613-288-3856

MeaganLachance

Meagan Lachance

Administrative Associate

613-288-3864

PatriciaMurphy

Patricia Murphy

Administrative Associate

613-288-3869

TheresaKeegan

Theresa Keegan

Administrative Associate

613-288-3866

CallumSmith

Callum Smith

Associate Communications Officer

612-238-3857