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Executive Team

Susan Black Susan Black
President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Susan Black is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Conference Board of Canada. She is a seasoned business executive who enables organizations to outperform by implementing best-in-class people practices.

Bryan Benjamin Bryan Benjamin

Bryan leads the Organizational Performance division at the Conference Board of Canada, which includes The Niagara Institute and The Directors College. Bryan brings 20 years of progressive senior leadership experience in Talent Management, Leadership Development, Learning, Workforce Transformation, and Change and Human Resource Management.

Michael Jones Michael Jones
Vice-President, Marketing

Michael Jones leads the Marketing Division at the Conference Board of Canada. Michael brings 20 years of progressively senior strategy, sales, marketing and transformation experience. Michael’s portfolio at the Conference Board includes Marketing, Customer Insights and Analytics, Customer Experience, Corporate Communications, Publishing, Event delivery, and IT and E-Commerce. Michael holds degrees from Queens University and Carleton University.

Maureen Bernabo Maureen Bernabo
Director, Talent Management

Maureen Bernabo leads the Human Resources and Facilities team at The Conference Board of Canada. Maureen brings over 30 years of progressive leadership and practical experience to her role of Director, Talent Management and is a member of the Executive Team.

Pedro Antunes Pedro Antunes
Chief Economist

As the Board’s Chief Economist, Pedro Antunes is responsible for managing a team of economists in producing the Conference Board's medium and long-term economic forecasts along with other economic indicators and reports. Pedro is a spokesperson for the Conference Board and does presentations on the forecast to clients and the public and is often cited in the media.

Michael Burt Michael Burt
Executive Director

Michael Burt leads the teams that conduct research on industrial performance, trade and investment, and education and skills at The Conference Board of Canada. Mr. Burt joined the CBoC in 2004, he has moved progressively into more senior positions since joining the Board. Before joining the Board he worked with an economic consulting firm in the United States.

Julie Duval Julie Duval
Chief Financial Officer

Dianne Williams Dianne Williams
Director, Operations