A better future for Canadians: Goldy Hyder, President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada - Wednesday, October 30th
Please join us at our upcoming event on Wednesday, October 30:
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Location: Adam Room, Chateau Laurier
Canada’s economy faces serious headwinds, including an aging population, weak productivity and rising global protectionism. Slower growth over the long run will inevitably mean fewer opportunities for our children and grandchildren, higher rates of unemployment, and less money for vital public services such as health care, education and transit.
Join us on October 30th as Goldy Hyder outlines how governments, businesses and other stakeholders can work together to strengthen Canada’s economic capacity, accelerate growth and spur investment for the benefit of all citizens. At the same time, he will explain how employers can enhance Canada’s human potential by embracing diversity and inclusion in the workplace, promoting mental health and supporting a more skilled and innovative workforce.
Goldy Hyder was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of Canada, effective October 15, 2018. Founded in 1976, the Council is a non-profit, non-partisan organization representing the chief executives and heads of 150 leading Canadian businesses, employing 1.7 million Canadians and composed of every major industry across the country.
From July 2014 to October 2018, Mr. Hyder was President and Chief Executive Officer of Hill+Knowlton Strategies (Canada), providing strategic communications counsel to the firm’s extensive and diverse client base. Prior to joining Hill+Knowlton in 2001, he served as Director of Policy and Chief of Staff to The Right Honourable Joe Clark, former prime minister and former leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party.
In addition to his achievements in business and public policy, Mr. Hyder has a long track record of service on behalf of several charities and non-profit organizations. He is a past co-chair of the United Way of Ottawa’s Campaign Cabinet and a former member of the Board of Governors at Carleton University. Currently, he serves as chair of the Ottawa Senators Foundation, vice chair of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council, and as an executive committee member of the Century Initiative. In addition, he sits on the advisory boards of two leading organizations promoting advancement of women leaders, Catalyst Canada and the 30% Club (Canada).
Mr. Hyder is a regular commentator in the Canadian media on business, politics and leadership. He is the host of the recently launched “Speaking of Business” podcast, which features interviews with Canadian innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders. In 2013, he received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contributions to Canada. He holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Calgary.