April 24-25, 2009
Hugh Segal was appointed to the Senate of Canada in August 2005. A former president of the Institute for Research on Public Policy (1999-2006), he has taught at Queen’s School of Policy Studies and the School of Business for many years. He continues to chair the Policy Forum at Queen’s School of Policy Studies and sits on the SPS Advisory Board.
In the private sector, he sits on the boards of Canadian public companies in engineering, construction, financial services, energy, systems design and automotive. In the not-for-profit sector, he is the chair of the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, a governor of the Kingston General Hospital and chairs the Canadian Institute for Strategic Studies. He is a former vice-chair of the Institute of Canadian Advertising and the Advisory Committee on Confederation for the Province of Ontario. During fifteen years in the public service, he was associate secretary of Cabinet for federal-provincial affairs in Ontario and chief of staff to the Prime Minister of Canada.