David Stewart-Patterson took charge of the newly created Corporate and Public Affairs division in July 2014 after three years as Vice-President, Public Policy. In his earlier role, he was responsible for 13 research centres and executive networks addressing issues ranging from national security, emergency management, health care, and innovation to energy, environment, infrastructure, and Northern and Aboriginal policy.
A graduate of Carleton University’s School of Journalism, David has written three books and worked as a reporter, editor, and senior manager in print and broadcast media, with positions including Parliamentary correspondent for The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business and business anchor for CTV’s “Canada AM.”
A bilingual native of Montréal, David is a passionate volunteer, currently Vice-Chair of Futurpreneur Canada (formerly the Canadian Youth Business Foundation), which last year provided experienced mentors and no-collateral financing that enabled young Canadians to launch 800 new businesses. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Youth Business International, the U.K.-based global network of charities supporting young entrepreneurs.