The Honourable John Manley – a member of the MaRS Board of Directors and chair of MaRS’ inaugural fundraising cabinet – is set to take on his next role in a career of distinguished public service.
As of October 2009, Mr. Manley will succeed Thomas D’Aquino as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. The policies the council influences have an impact on all who work in Canadian business.
The CCCE is a not-for-profit and non-partisan organization composed of 150 chief executives and entrepreneurs heading Canada’s leading enterprises. The Council’s approach to advocacy is founded on its members’ dedication to building globally competitive Canadian enterprises and a more prosperous Canada. Council members help shape policy on a range of issues from fiscal and monetary policy to multilateral trade, the environment, innovation, education, health and national unity.
“The Council has forged a unique role as a constructive and non-partisan force for sound public policy in this country,” Mr. Manley said. “I am honoured by the opportunity to build on its impressive record of forging creative solutions and shaping national consensus on issues that matter to all Canadians.”
A former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and federal Cabinet member, Mr. Manley returned to practice law in 2004 as Counsel at McCarthy Tétrault. In 2005, he co-chaired an independent Task Force on the Future of North America for the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations. In October 2007, he was named by Prime Minister Stephen Harper as Chair of the Independent Panel on Canada’s Future Role in Afghanistan.