One of the world’s most experienced corporate directors and educators.

Professor David R. Beatty C.M., O.B.E., F.ICD, CFA

Professor David R. Beatty C.M., O.B.E., F.ICD, CFA spent a decade managing one of North America’s largest food companies. Over his career he has served on 39 different boards of directors in Canada, America, Mexico, Australia and England and been chairman of 9 public companies.

He was the founding Managing Director of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (2003-2008), an organization that represents 50 institutional investors with ~C$3 trillion of assets under management.

David is a Professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management where he teaches corporate strategy and corporate governance.

He is the creator of the Directors Education Program (DEP) and remains curriculum overseer. The DEP has trained over 5,000 Canadians in a rigorous 12 day course.


David teaches corporate governance globally

He created and leads the Joint Venture Directors Course for Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest company – now in its 5th year.

He is a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG) for the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.

He was a director of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) and he chaired the 2010 Annual Conference in Toronto.


In 2013 he was inducted into the Order of Canada (the C.M. above) Canada’s highest civilian honor and in 1994 he was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (the O.B.E. above) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for his services to Papua New Guinea. He has also been awarded the Queens’ Jubilee Medal, the Papua New Guinea Independence medal and the 30th anniversary medal.

Clearing the path to success…