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Executive Team

Photo of Daniel Muzyka Daniel Muzyka
President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Daniel F. Muzyka is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Conference Board of Canada and the RBC Financial Group Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business. He is also Vice-President and Chair of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Photo of Glen Hodgson Glen Hodgson
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist

Glen Hodgson brings 32 years of experience and a specialization in international economic and financial issues to his role. Glen is responsible for overseeing the Conference Board’s macro-economic outlook products, tourism, custom economic research, and is the Board’s chief spokesperson on economic issues. He has published two books and over 225 articles and briefings. Glen is a regular contributor to the Conference Board’s economics blogs and The Globe and Mail’s Economy Lab.

Photo of Michael Bloom Michael Bloom
Vice-President, Industry and Business Strategy

Dr. Michael Bloom is responsible for managing four research groups: Organization Effectiveness and Learning Research; Education, Health & Immigration Programs; Organizational Excellence; and Governance and Sustainable Enterprise. He oversees funded research projects and networks at the Conference Board, and has management responsibility for nineteen executive networks.

Photo of Ian Cullwick Ian Cullwick
Vice-President, Leadership and Human Resources Research

Ian Cullwick specializes in governance effectiveness, human resources strategy, organizational design, compensation strategy, and performance management. He is a frequent speaker at industry and functional conferences on the topic of governance effectiveness, labour market trends and compensation management, and is the author of a number of research studies and articles on governance and organizational effectiveness.

Photo of Barb Hogberg Barb Hogberg
Vice-President, Human Resources and Facilities

Barb Hogberg is responsible for the leadership and management of Human Resources and facilities at The Conference Board of Canada, which has been repeatedly recognized as a top employer in the National Capital Region. Barb is currently a member of the Board’s Council of HR Executives, and the Chief Human Resources Officer Roundtable. Nominated for a Vision Award for Outstanding Human Resources Volunteer, her community involvement includes serving as a director on the Employer Council of Champions/Hire Immigrants Ottawa; and as a past director of the Hospice at May Court. She is also a member of Women for Mental Health at the Royal Ottawa Hospital.

Photo of David Stewart-Patterson David Stewart-Patterson
Vice-President, Corporate and Public Affairs

David Stewart-Patterson is responsible for the corporate services that enhance the impact of the Conference Board’s research and drive engagement with stakeholders, including its conferences, webinars, publications, and communications. David is respected as one of Canada’s most creative and articulate policy minds and has decades of experience in the fields of business journalism, public policy analysis, government relations, and association management.

Photo of Louis Thériault Louis Thériault
Vice-President, Public Policy

Louis joined The Conference Board of Canada in 1997. He specializes in product development and economic analysis. Louis is currently Vice-President, Public Policy responsible for research and networks in the areas of national security and public safety, health (including the Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care), energy, environment and transportation policy and the Centre for the North.

Photo of Joanne Mortimore Joanne Mortimore
Vice-President, Finance and IT, and Chief Financial Officer

Joanne Mortimore provides direction and oversight for the Board’s financial reporting, information technology and governance practices. Joanne is a Chartered Professional Accountant/Certified General Accountant and holds an Executive Masters in Sport Management Organization from the University of Lyon. She also has a degree in Financial Management from Algonquin College.

Photo of Bruce Leslie Bruce Leslie
Executive Director, Western Canada

Bruce Leslie leads business development and brand expansion of the Conference Board in Canada’s most dynamic and growing business region. Bruce has worked in the media and communications field across Canada for more than 25 years and also has several years’ experience in both the agency world, and in the oil and gas sector.

Photo of Ann MacKenzie Ann MacKenzie
Executive Director, Business Development

Ann MacKenzie oversees the Conference Board’s business growth strategy. She leads all business development activities and is responsible for senior relationships with the Board’s key clients. Ms. MacKenzie has more than 25 years of experience in the field, including in strategic planning and financial stewardship, and has a record of developing and implementing policies, programs and processes that grow revenue and expand business.

Photo of Ross Roxburgh Ross Roxburgh
Executive Director

Ross Roxburgh is responsible for overseeing the Leadership Development Division at the Conference Board, which provides public, custom and advisory program offerings in leadership for organizations across Canada. He heads the Conference Board’s Niagara Institute through which leadership programs are offered. Ross has worked in the fields of organizational change, human resources, leadership coaching and development and change management for more than 35 years.