Martha Hall Findlay, BA, LLB, ICD.D
President and CEO
Martha Hall Findlay joined the Canada West Foundation as President and CEO on September 1, 2016.
Martha is a thought leader whose insight on issues such as international trade, foreign investment and foreign affairs, energy, the environment and supply management have framed the debate for Canadian decision-makers. Her focus is on economic and social prosperity for Canadians, particularly in a global context. Her career has been diverse, spanning law, technology, politics and public policy.
As a corporate lawyer, senior business executive and successful entrepreneur, Martha has more than 25 years of domestic and international experience with major multinationals as well as startups, primarily in telecommunications and technology. She also holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
She was a Member of Parliament from 2008 to 2011, serving in the Shadow Cabinet and as a member of the House of Commons Standing Committees for Finance; Transport, Infrastructure and Communities; Government Operations; and International Trade. She is currently a member of the Minister of International Trade’s Trade Expert Advisory Council.
Martha has served as an Executive Fellow at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, and as a Board Director and executive for several policy, environmental, community and cultural organizations, including the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs; the Canadian Centre for Responsibility to Protect (CCR2P) at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs; the Georgian Bay Association and Alberta’s CKUA not-for-profit radio network. She is currently Chair of the Board of Alpine Canada.
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