David Dodge, O.C., FRSC

Senior Advisor at Bennett Jones LLP (Ottawa, ON)

David Dodge is currently a Senior Advisor at Bennett Jones LLP, where he advises clients on national and international economic developments and their effect on businesses in Canada and abroad, and Chancellor of Queen’s University.

During his academic career, he taught economics at Queen’s University; at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; at the Faculty of Commerce at the University of British Columbia; and at Simon Fraser University.  He also served as Director of the International Economics Program of the Institute for Research on Public Policy.

During a distinguished career in the federal public service, Mr. Dodge held senior positions in the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the Anti-Inflation Board, and the Department of Employment and Immigration.  After serving in a number of increasingly senior positions at the Department of Finance, including that of G-7 Deputy, he was Deputy Minister of Finance from 1992 to 1997. In that role, he served as a member of the Bank of Canada’s Board of Directors.

In 1998 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Health, a position he held until his appointment as Governor of the Bank of Canada. Mr. Dodge, appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada, effective 1 February 2001 for a term of seven years, retired on 31 January 2008. 

He is a member of the board of directors of Canadian Utilities Limited, the C.D. Howe Institute, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, the Bank of Nova Scotia and ATCO Ltd. Also, he co-chairs the Global Market Monitoring Group of the International Institute of Finance. In 2009, he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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