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Doug Macnamara

President & CEO, Banff Executive Leadership Inc.
Principal, International Institute for TV-Media Leadership

Doug Macnamara

Doug has more than 25 years’ experience in Leadership, Governance & Executive Development, Strategic Facilitation and overall Organizational Development. He has specialized in strategy formulation and implementation, wilderness/high risk environments, organizational leadership, branding, and sales/marketing/service development.

Doug Macnamara joined The Banff Centre in March, 1994 and served as Vice President, The Banff Centre and General Manager, The Banff Centre for Management until July 2001 when he left and spun-off the privatized firm - Banff Executive Leadership Inc. During this time he built up annual programming from approximately 35 to over 150, increased annual participant numbers from 800 to 4,000. He led the development of dedicated programming areas for Indigenous Leadership and Management, Community & Not-for-Profit Leadership, Environmental Leadership plus enhancement to both Core Leadership & Management, and Governance & Executive Leadership programming. He also invented unique competency profiling and active learning processes. These initiatives positioned The Banff Centre as Canada’s leader in leadership development.

His prior background includes time spent as a high school science teacher, an editor in educational publishing, and several years at Royal Trust responsible for leading strategic planning, management development, and technical training (including credit, money market, pensions, benefits, and corporate finance).  At Royal Trust, he was founder and Managing Partner of BRG Associates.  This sub-unit of Royal Trust became a national H.R., benefits design, communications and strategic planning consulting team, working with many Top 500 companies, government departments, and non-profit organizations.  As VP Sales at Anixter Canada - the leading distributor of wiring systems for telecommunications, data, electrical and electronic infrastructure and over $265MM in annual sales - he turned around their sales force and financial condition. In 2013, Doug served as Interim CEO of the Canadian Diabetes Association restructuring the organization, re-positioning their programming & research initiatives, re-building the Executive Leadership team, and turning a projected $1.6MM deficit to a $600k Surplus, achieving a 32% CRA Cost of Fundraising Ratio in an $85MM budget.

In an executive capacity, Doug has successfully led new business unit start-ups, downsizing/turnarounds, and  restructuring /transformations. These have included strategic/marketing repositioning and re-branding of image. As a consultant, he has assisted hundreds of organizations through these processes.

Doug is an active speaker and executive retreat facilitator, with recent sessions including: Leading in a Networked World, Leadership @ internet.speed, Improving Board Governance Effectiveness, Market Positioning & Creating Enhanced Customer Value, Differentiating Yourself and Creating Value for your Customers

An active volunteer in the community, Doug has served United Way Campaigns in several roles, including as a member of the Campaign Cabinet in Metro Toronto.  In addition, he has served Oolagen, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada and Australia, The Royal Life Saving Society of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross Society, and The Canadian Diabetes Association.  He has worked with Indigenous communities, and environmental issues. Doug served 8yrs as Chair of the Board of The Banff Mineral Springs Hospital, and served 18mo as National Board Chair of the Canadian Diabetes Association plus 3yrs Chair/6yrs member of National Diabetes Trust..  He has spent 5yrs as member 2 years as Chair of the Marketing Committee of the International Certified Management
Consultants Institute, 6yrs as Board member of the National Geographic Television Channel, and 2 yrs as a high school basketball coach.

Doug has a B.Sc. in Biochemistry, B. Ed. in Environmental & Adult Education, Outdoor Educator’s Certificate and Certificate in Employee Benefits, the Certified Human Resources Professional and Certified Management Consultant Designations. He also completed the MLE program (Management & Leadership Education) at Harvard University. He is currently the Fellow for Leadership & Governance with Entovation International, and Fellow of Intentac - the International Entrepreneurship Academy.

Doug and his wife Liane have traveled widely, including two years exploration of mountains and oceans in the Asia Pacific region and ongoing international consulting work, giving them a broad understanding of various cultures and communities. Today they live in Banff; with son Robert having completed his MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures at Imperial College, London England now working with BP in Houston as a Lead Petroleum Engineer; and daughter Leah having completed her BPHE/Kinesiology at Queen’s U, and working in Calgary at Ironside Fitness as Studios Manager.

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Through his career, Doug has built a depth and breadth of consulting experience with clients and long-term partnerships such as:

Air Canada
Alberta Motor Association
British Airways North America
Canadian Regional Airlines

Associations & NGO’s:
Abu Dhabi Men’s College
Alberta Bar Association
Alberta Association of
  Community Colleges
Alberta Science &
  Engineering Technologists
Association of Professional
  Engineers,Geologists &
  Geophysicists Ab
BC Bar Association
Calgary Real Estate Board
Canadian Society of
  Association Executives
Canada-Arab Business
College of New Caledonia
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in
Iran Petrochemical Industry
  Leadership Institute (Tehran
  & Esfahan Iran)
Junior Achievement of Greater
Greater Washington Society of
  Assoc Execs
Metro Toronto School Boards
Northlands Edmonton
Real Estate Council of Alberta
Queen’s University Alumni
United Way Canada, Metro
  Toronto, + others
UAE Higher Colleges of
University of Toronto Faculty
  of Management

Energy/Resource Industries:
Advantage Energy Income
Du Pont Canada
INCO Limited
Lafarge Construction Ltd.
NAL Resources Trust
National Petrochemical Co.
Samson Canada
Tidal Energy Marketing
TransAlta Corp
Yukon Development/Energy

Financial Services:
Alberta Treasury Branches
The Associates (AVCO
Business Development Bank
First Calgary Financial
Ontario Teachers’ Pension
  Plan Board
Manufacturer’s Life Insurance
The Norfolk Group
Public Service Pension Board
Special Forces Pension Board

Aboriginal Community Councils &
  Development Corps (across
Departments and Subjects of the
  Russian Federation
Government of Alberta 
  Department of Agriculture & Reg.
  Dept. of Infrastructure &
   Dept. of Health
Government of Canada
  Governor General’s Study Tour
  Heritage/Parks Canada
  Human Resources Development
  Indian & Northern Affairs Canada
  Public Works Canada
  Treasury Board
  C.A.P. Program – Leadership
  Western Diversification
Government of Indonesia
  Office of the President – HR
  Department of Developmental
  Department of Home Affairs
  Department of Infrastructure &
  Reg. Dev’t
Government of Japan
  Kanagawa Foundation for
  Academic & Cultural Exchange
Government of Northwest
  Business Development Investment
  Health & Social Services 
  Municipal & Community Affairs
  Department of the Executive
  Department of Transportation
  Treasury Board Secretariat
Nunavut Territory (creation)
  Establishment of all Departments
Government of Thailand
  Ministry of Human Resources
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Town of Banff
Town of Drayton Valley
Edmonton Economic Development Corp

IBM Canada
Moore Corporation Limited
Silicon Graphics Inc. (California,
  Europe and worldwide)
Xerox Canada

Banff Lake Louise Tourism
Initiatives Prince George
Nova Scotia Tourism
Tourism Whistler

Alberta Health
Alberta College of Physicians
Alberta College of Pharmacists
Alberta Health Foundation for Medical
Alberta Long-term Care Association
Alberta Medical Association
Alberta Mental Health
Alberta Pharmacists Association
Banff Mineral Springs Hospital
Bethany Care Society
Canadian Association of Internes &
Canadian Council of Health Service
Canadian Diabetes Association
Canadian Healthcare Association
Canadian Medical Association
Canadian Red Cross Society
Caritas Health Corp.
LifeScan (a Johnson & Johnson Co.
  - California)
Novo Nordisk (Denmark)
Roche Molecular Diagnostics
  (California & worldwide)
STARS Air Ambulance Society
Various Regional Health
  Authorities/Boards across Canada
Workers' Compensation Boards
  (several across Canada)
Yellowknife Health & Social

Aboriginal Peoples Television
Alliance Atlantis Communications
Banff Television Festival
Ontario Media Development Corp.
Manitoba Arts Council
Media Development Authority (Singapore)
Native Communications Inc.
NSW Film & Television Office
NT Film Office (Australia)
SaskFilm (Saskatchewan, Canada)
ScreenWest (Western Australia)
Southam Inc.
TELUS Communications Corp.
Major and Specialty Broadcasters
  from: Canada, USA, Europe, Asia,
Independent Producers/Production
  Co's from: Canada, USA,
  Australia, Asia, Europe

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