Prentice named Lawrence National Centre Advisory Council chair

Jim Prentice, executive vice-president and vice chairman of CIBC, has been named chair of the Advisory Council of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management at the Ivey Business School. Prentice succeeds founding chair Thomas d’Aquino, chairman and CEO of Intercounsel Ltd., who will remain as a member of the council.

Other new members named to the council included George Baran, vice chairman, Trudell Medical Group; Giles Gherson, deputy minister of Consumer Services, Ontario; Anne McLellan, counsel, Bennett-Jones; and Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada.

“I look forward to working with director Paul Boothe, the other members of the council and supporting the groundbreaking work of the Lawrence Centre,” Prentice said. “Encouraging the private and public sectors to work together better can only help Canada prosper in an increasingly competitive global economy.”

Ivey Dean Carol Stephenson thanked outgoing chair, Thomas d’Aquino for his many contributions to the Lawrence Centre. “I am grateful to Tom d’Aquino for maintaining the legacy of Jack Lawrence,” Stephenson said. “Tom has contributed so much to the past success of the centre and I am especially happy that he has agreed to stay involved as a member of the council with Jim Prentice.”

Other members of the Lawrence Centre Advisory Council include Jalynn Bennett, president, Jalynn H. Bennett & Associates; Donald Campbell, senior strategy advisor, Davis LLP; Blake Goldring, chairman/CEO, AGF Management Ltd.; and Carolyn Lawrence, president/CEO, Women of Influence.