Goldy Hyder to succeed John Manley as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of Canada

The Business Council of Canada is pleased to announce that Goldy Hyder will succeed The Honourable John Manley as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective October 15.

“Our Board of Directors is delighted that Goldy has agreed to take on this challenge,” said Linda Hasenfratz, Chair of the Business Council. “He brings strong business experience, a passion for public policy and a deep commitment to expanding economic opportunities for all Canadians.”

Founded in 1976, the Business Council of Canada is the senior voice of Canada’s business leaders. The Council is composed of the CEOs and entrepreneurs of 150 leading private-sector enterprises, representing every major industry and all regions of the country.

Mr. Hyder is currently President and CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies (Canada), a position he has held since 2014. Prior to joining Hill+Knowlton in 2001, he served as Director of Policy and Chief of Staff to The Right Honourable Joe Clark. In addition to his achievements in business and public policy, he has an extensive record of service on behalf of the charitable and non-profit sectors, including as past co-chair of the United Way of Ottawa Campaign Cabinet and as current Chair of the Ottawa Senators Foundation.

“For more than 40 years the Business Council of Canada has brought CEOs together to help shape public policy in the interests of a stronger Canada and a better world,” Mr. Hyder said. “I am honoured to have this opportunity to work with such an accomplished group of employers and entrepreneurs – men and women from across the country who work hard to build their companies and are equally committed to helping build Canada.”

“In undertaking this important role, I am humbled to follow someone of John Manley’s calibre and character.”

Mr. Manley announced in January 2018 that he intended to step down this autumn after nine years as President and CEO.

“The Business Council of Canada plays a unique role in the public life of Canada, channeling the ideas and talents of business leaders who take seriously their responsibility to contribute to their communities and the country as a whole,” Mr. Manley said.

“I am grateful for the support they have given me over the past nine years, and I look forward to assisting with this transition. Goldy Hyder is an exceptionally capable and motivated individual who has earned the respect of his peers in business and in public policy. I warmly welcome him as my successor, and I am confident that that he will provide the renewal and leadership that will serve our organization well for years to come.”