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David Stewart-Patterson

David Stewart-Patterson David Stewart-Patterson
Vice-President, Public Policy

David Stewart-Patterson is respected as one of Canada’s most creative and articulate policy minds. He joins the Conference Board of Canada after 15 years at the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, the past seven as its Executive Vice President, where he engaged in policy development and advocacy across a broad range of national and international issues.

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 Montreal, David is a passionate volunteer, currently Vice Chair of the Canadian Youth Business Foundation, which last year provided experienced mentors and no-collateral financing that enabled young Canadians to launch 600 new businesses. He also is a director of The Prince’s Youth Business International, the U.K.-based global network of charities supporting young entrepreneurs.