The Business Council of Canada today marked the retirement of executive vice-president Susan Scotti by recognizing her invaluable contribution to the Council, the national business community, and Canada.
“Since joining the Business Council of Canada (BCC) in 2011, Susan has provided outstanding leadership, both to our organization and Canada’s business community as a whole,” said Goldy Hyder, president and CEO of the BCC.
“Susan has been an unwavering source of wise counsel, not only to me and John Manley as Council CEOs, but to four successive Board Chairs and a generation of Canadian business leaders.”
From her many years spent working on community and social issues, Susan brought an enhanced understanding of the need for business leaders to be mindful of their responsibility to create greater economic opportunities for citizens. She was instrumental in Council work related to diversity and inclusion. She also helped to conceptualize what has become the Business Higher Education Roundtable, a partnership between the private sector and post-secondary institutions to enhance work opportunities for young Canadians.
Before joining the BCC, Susan was a senior executive with the federal government for more than 30 years. She was senior assistant deputy minister with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, and held senior positions in the ministries of Canadian Heritage, Communications, Indian and Northern Affairs, and the Privy Council Office.
She also served on the boards of several community and philanthropic organizations, including the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Canadian Film Institute, and Ottawa Immigrant Community Services Organization. She currently sits on the board of the Ottawa Community Foundation and chairs its grants committee.
“On behalf of the Council, our members, and the many Canadian business leaders whom she advised and assisted over the past decade, I want to wish Susan all the best as she begins her well-deserved retirement,” said Hyder.