Well regarded for removing barriers and enabling change, Doug brings his passions for disruptive innovation and problem solving to his role as a MacKay CEO Forum Chair. Doug has over 30 years of accomplishments as an executive with global experience across Consumer Goods, Beverages, Wireless Telecom, Broadband Infrastructure, Data Analytics, Tourism and even Matchmaking.
Doug built his core analytic capabilities and his ability to identify and address needs while at P&G and Cadbury Schweppes in brand management. He then ventured into executive positions with Global Technology Leaders including Motorola, PMC-Sierra, and ACL, and drove global demand for Intrawest as SVP Marketing.
An accomplished facilitator, Doug brings passion for disruptive innovation, problem solving and removing barriers to growth. Over his career he has led significant initiatives including the development of network based voice recognition while at Rogers, and the global launch of the Motorola StarTAC. After moving to Vancouver in 2000, he helped PMC-Sierra establish a strong beachhead in Asia, and ACL to penetrate Latin America, and Eastern Europe.
Doug holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto, and his ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors / Rotman Business School. A well-respected Director, he has served on the Boards of the BCTIA, Citizens Bank, and Coast Capital Savings. Today, Doug serves on the Board of Canlan Ice Sports (TSX:ICE), and is Chairman of Aprio Governance Software.
Doug is an Executive Advisor with the High Impact Firm Initiative at BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada), helping to guide Canada’s highest potential mid-sized firms to new heights.
Doug and his wife Jacquie live in West Vancouver with their Wheaton Terrier Murphy, and have 4 grown children in BC and Ontario. Doug enjoys skiing, cycling, kayaking and hockey…and travelling!