Bill McLean joins MCF as Chief Executive Officer

Vancouver, B.C. (Sept 2, 2021): MacKay CEO Forums (MCF) Board Chair Dave Chapman today announced the appointment of Bill McLean as the new CEO of MCF. McLean joins MCF after seven years with PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), most recently as national leader of the Family Enterprise Services practice in Canada.

McLean will commence his transition to MCF effective September 20, 2021 and will replace founder and outgoing CEO Dr. Nancy MacKay, who remains on the organization’s board of directors and a significant shareholder. MacKay will continue to chair the two CEO groups that she started 16 years ago and will work closely with McLean in her role as founder to ensure a successful transition.

“After an exhaustive search, it was clear that Bill is the ideal fit as the incoming CEO of MCF,” explained Chapman. “Bill’s extensive hands-on experience working with CEOs, business owners, boards and executives across Canada and around the globe will serve all of our MCF stakeholders very well as we continue to support our members as they emerge from the pandemic and capitalize on the new opportunities that exist.”

With more than 25 years of business and management experience, McLean has successfully led private companies and delivered detailed and complex transformation programs.

“I’m excited to join MacKay CEO Forums and the chance to focus my energy on the continued vision of populating the world with inspiring leaders,” said McLean. “This driving philosophy at the center of MCF is more relevant today than it has ever been and is what truly differentiates this organization. The shared insights and experiences of our membership, including CEOs, business owners and executives, will propel MCF forward as we stay laser focused on accelerating the performance of our members.”

About MacKay CEO Forums (MCF):
Offering peer groups across Canada and around the world, MCF is the highest-impact, and least time intensive, member-based peer learning organization for CEOs, executives, and business owners of companies with revenues of up to $5 billion. MCF’s professionally led peer groups are comprised of leading brands in every industry sector. For more information visit:


Dave Chapman
Board Chair, MacKay CEO Forums
Tel 604 659 1894