Michael J. Bassett

Michael J. Bassett

Director, Research Impact and Content Strategy
The Conference Board of Canada

Michael Bassett is the Director, Research Impact and Content Strategy at The Conference Board of Canada where he provides enterprise-wide leadership on research delivery and major events. Mr. Bassett has led the development and delivery of national conferences on risk (2017-2019) diversity (2018) and the ethics and integrity (2018). With a 10-year career at the Conference Board, Mr. Bassett has contributed to numerous custom and public research projects in the areas of governance, ethics, risk management and Crown corporations. In addition, he is also the Director of the Centre for Family Enterprises in Canada, a major multi-year initiative to raise awareness of the role and contributions of family-owned businesses to Canada's economy and society. He is overseeing the Centre's program of research and dialogue including a major quantitative study on the economic contributions of family-owned enterprises in Canada and a study investigating major issues faced by family enterprises in Canada to be published in 2018. Michael received his Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) designation in May 2018. Prior to joining the Conference Board, Mr. Bassett worked at the Ottawa-based Institute on Governance. He has also worked in the non-profit sector and for the provincial government of British Columbia.