Honorable Roy MacLaren

Board Chair

The Honorable Roy MacLaren was a Member of Parliament from 1979 through 1984 and again from 1988 to 1996. He served as Minister of State, Finance; Minister for National Revenue; and Minister for International Trade. During twelve years with the Canadian Foreign Service, Mr. MacLaren served in Vietnam, Prague, at the United Nations in New York and Geneva, and with the Department of External Affairs in Ottawa. He left public service for the private sector in 1969, becoming Director of Public Affairs, Massey Ferguson Ltd. In 1974 he was named President of Ogilvy Mather, Canada and in 1977 assumed the position of President and Publisher with CB Media Ltd. Mr. MacLaren returned to diplomatic life in 1996, serving as High Commissioner for Canada to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland until the year 2000. Mr. MacLaren is a former director of Standard Life, Brookfield, Canadian Tire, Algoma Central, Patheon and Pacific Safety Products. He has been an advisor to British Petroleum, Computing Devices of Canada, the Bank of Nova Scotia and AMEC. He is the Chairman of the Canada-Europe Business Round Table and the Canada-India Business Council and the former Chairman of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs and the Atlantic Council of Canada.