Jodi White, Chair
Jodi White’s career spans the nexus of public policy, journalism, the private sector, and the nonprofit sector. She is currently a Distinguished Senior Fellow jointly at Carleton University’s Norman Patterson School of International Affairs and the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs. She is the past president of the Public Policy Forum, one of Canada’s foremost public policy think tanks. In government, Jodi served as Chief of Staff to the Foreign Minister and Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister. In the private sector, she was Vice President Corporate Affairs for Imasco Ltd, a major multinational conglomerate. As an entrepreneur, Jodi founded Sydney House consultants and co-founded The Neville Group. She started her career as a television news reporter and subsequently a senior radio producer at the CBC. Jodi serves on a number of nonprofit boards including the National Theatre School of Canada (as chair of the board), the Canadian International Council and the Trans Canada Trail. In 2013, Jodi received the Order of Canada for her work in philanthropy and for her contributions to public dialogue in Canada.