Tim Brodhead

Former President and CEO of the J.W. McConell Family Foundation, Montreal

Tim Brodhead was from 1995 to 2011 President and Chief Executive Officer of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, a family foundation based in Montreal. The mission of the Foundation is to create a more resilient society by enhancing inclusion, sustainability, and social innovation.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Tim spent twenty-five years in the field of international development as a volunteer in West Africa and then as founding director of several non-governmental organizations, including ACORD (based in London, now Nairobi) and Inter Pares (Ottawa). He co-authored a book, Bridges of Hope? that analyzes the contribution of Canadian non-governmental actors to global development and for five years was Executive Director of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation, a national body representing Canadian NGOs working in international development.

In 2001, Tim was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2002, he was awarded an honourary Doctor of Laws degree by Carleton University, in 2005 by Dalhousie University, and in 2011 by the University of New Brunswick.