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Craig Alexander

Craig Alexander
Craig Alexander
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist

Craig Alexander brings over 19 years of experience in the private sector as an economic and financial forecaster to the position of Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist.

Mr. Alexander oversees the Board’s macroeconomic outlook products and its custom economic and tourism research.

Most recently, Craig was the Vice-President of Economic Analysis at the CD Howe Institute. Previously, he was Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist for TD Bank Group—the second largest bank in Canada and the eighth largest in the United States. During his tenure, he led a large team of economists providing in-depth analysis to TD’s divisions and clients. Prior to joining the private sector, he spent four years as an economist at Statistics Canada.

Craig is a strong and motivational public speaker who crosses the country each year giving presentations on the state of the economy and policy issues. He is a strong supporter of literacy and a champion of the charitable sector, for which he received a Queen’s Jubilee Medal.

He serves on the board of directors of several non-profit groups and is a trustee of two pension plans. A former two-term president of the Canadian Association for Business Economics, he holds a graduate degree in economics from the University of Toronto.

Craig joined The Conference Board of Canada in September 2016.