Our Advisory Board

The purpose of the CEO Global Network Advisory Board is to provide a forum where our company leadership can be challenged. This ensures we are always looking to the future and to the improvement of our organization. The Board is comprised of a diverse and highly-experienced group of CEOs and Presidents who have vast experience in most business segments, and who share our values. The Board is also involved in the selection our CEO Group Leaders. 

Fitzgerald_RickRick Fitzgerald

Retired CEO, Diageo Canada Inc.

Rick served as Chairman of Diageo Canada from 2006 to 2008 and before that as President and CEO since 1998, with the merger of United Distillers Canada and Gilbey’s Canada. Rick currently sits on various boards.

Gower_ChrisChris Gower

Chief Operating Officer, Buildings, PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Chris is responsible for all PCL operations in the Greater Toronto Area and southwestern Ontario. Chris also provides executive support to PCL’s Special Projects support teams across North America, and contributes to numerous corporate initiatives. He serves as a board member of the Ontario General Contractors Association and was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 leaders in 2009.

Greenwood_JimJim Greenwood

Retired Vice President, Gordon Food Service Canada Company Inc.

Jim recently became a CEO Global Network CEO Group Leader after retiring from Gordon Food Service (GFS) where he was responsible for their entire Canadian operation. Prior to that, Jim served as President of GFS Ontario and managed the company’s Eastern Canada division. GFS primarily operates in the US and Canada. It is the second largest foodservice distributor in Canada, and a giant in the US industry, employing over 7,000 people.

Hayes_WendyWendy Hayes

Sr. Director Sales, Apple Inc.

Wendy is a senior executive with significant experience managing complex organizations within the technology sector. Her career has spanned sales, marketing, distribution and general management. She returned to her position of Senior Managing Director for Apple Canada – a leading subsidiary of Apple Inc. – in 2011 after a brief retirement, having previously held the position for well over a decade.

MacKinnon_HughHugh MacKinnon

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bennett Jones LLP.

Hugh leads Bennett Jones LLP, one of Canada’s premier business law firms and is also a member of the firm’s partnership board. His memberships include the Royal Canadian Military Institute, the Ranchmen’s Club, the Toronto Club, the American Bar Association and a number of other social, professional and business organizations. He is also chairman of the Chesterton Institute based at Seton Hall, New Jersey, the Canadian co-chair of the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute Advisory Board, and Vice-Chair of the Board of the Ontario Brain Institute.

Carolyn Robertson, MD

Founder, President and CEO, The Centre for CEO Enrichment Inc.

Dr. Robertson is an acclaimed psychiatrist specializing in leadership issues, specifically in the understanding of the ‘CEO Brain’. Dr. Robertson helps CEOs and Executives from some of Canada’s leading companies gain a higher level of self knowledge so that they can more successfully lead their companies and live their personal lives.

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Rick McClelland

Rick is the former Chairman of the Board and a Director of Dynamex Inc. He served as President, CEO and Chairman of Dynamex from 1986 until 2008 during which time he directed a network of 79 operating locations with offices across Canada and the US. Learn more.

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Interaction with this trusted group of people with diverse backgrounds and experiences along with my monthly two hour session with my CEO Group Leader provides me with terrific insight that has enabled me to excel. Chris Gower – Executive V.P. PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

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