Dale Patterson (Vice Chair)
Dale Patterson is the former Chair of the Board of Directors and President/CEO of Opportunity International Canada, an organization that provides financial solutions and training to help empower people living in poverty in the developing world. Currently he is on the Board of Directors of Opportunity International USA as well as the Board of Sinapi Aba, a partner in Ghana, West Africa. He is also the President of The Bourton Group.
Previously, he Chaired the Ryerson University Board of Governors as well as the Ontario Post-Secondary Education Quality Assessment Board, and was the former Chief of Staff to the Ontario Minister of Industry, Trade and Technology.
He has also held positions as Vice President, International Marketing for UTDC/Bombardier, Executive Vice President of the Canadian Medical Discoveries Fund, Executive Director of the Retail Venture Capital Association, Founding Chair of the Biotechnology Council of Ontario, and CEO and Vice President of External Affairs of Genome Canada.
Dale and his wife live in Toronto, while enjoying the cottage and spending time with their children and grandchildren.