Brian Gallant

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Brian Gallant

CEO, Canadian Centre for the Purpose of the Corporation; Former Premier of New Brunswick (2014-2018)

Brian Gallant, who served as the 33rd Premier of New Brunswick, is the CEO of the Canadian Centre for the Purpose of the Corporation, a ground-breaking initiative to help Canadian businesses and organizations as they work to redefine and strengthen both the scope of their purpose and the contributions they make more broadly to society.

Brian is also a Senior Advisor at Navigator, a Special Advisor on Innovation, Cybersecurity, and Law to the President of Ryerson University, and an Entrepreneur in Residence at the DMZ incubator. Moreover, Brian frequently provides business and political analysis as a commentator on CBC and Radio-Canada.

In addition to his time as Premier, Brian has served New Brunswick as the Attorney General, the Minister responsible for Innovation, and the Minister responsible for Women’s Equality. He has also led all Canadian premiers in 2018 as the Chair of the Council of the Federation.

Prior to entering politics, Brian worked as a corporate commercial lawyer. He has university degrees in business and law as well as a Master of Laws from McGill University.

Brian is currently on the Board of Directors of the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst in Brampton, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada in Vancouver, the Canadian Olympic Foundation in Toronto, the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary, the Canadian Urban Institute in Toronto, the Fondation Michaelle Jean Foundation in Ottawa, and the Beausejour Family Crisis Resource Centre in Shediac.