Donald W. Campbell

Former Group President, CAE inc., Canadian Ambassador to Japan, and Deputy Minister, Foreign Affairs and International Trade, he wields extensive knowledge of international relations and business with Asia, in particular with Japan.

Donald Campbell is Senior Strategy Advisor at Davis LLP, a law firm with offices across Canada and in Tokyo, Japan.

Prior to joining the private sector in 2000, Mr. Campbell had a distinguished career with Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs 1997-2000, the Personal Representative of the Prime Minster for G8 Summits 1997-2000, Ambassador to Japan 1993-1997, Deputy Minister of International Trade 1989-1993, Assistant Deputy Minister for the United States 1985-1989 and Ambassador to Korea 1984-1985.

Mr. Campbell was Group President, CAE Inc. 2000-2007 and currently is on the Board of Directors of Toyota Canada Inc., Canfor Pulp, Exeltech Inc., Davie Yards Inc. and the Perimeter Institute.

He serves on the Council of International Advisors to the Asia Society, New York and is the recently appointed Chair of the Canadian Committee for Pacific Economic Co-operation (CANPEC). Mr Campbell was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emerging Dynamic Global Economies (EDGE) Network from 2006-2008.

In 2003, Mr. Campbell was appointed by the Prime Minister as the Canadian Co-chairman of the Canada-Japan Forum, an external advisory group established by the governments of Japan and Canada to provide advice and to promote the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

Mr. Campbell is a graduate of Laurier University (Hon. B.A. Economics and Political Science) and holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and Laurier University. He received the Outstanding Achievement Award of the Public Service of Canada from the Governor General and the Prime Minister in 1999.