The Hon. Hugh D. Segal is a director of International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance and a "member of the Senate of Canada; former President of the Institute for Research on Public Policy; former Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister in Ottawa.
"Current and previous positions: Summoned to the Senate in August of 2005 by Prime Minister Martin, Hugh was the first Conservative appointment in Ontario made by Canada's then Liberal Prime Minister. Hugh is Chair of the Standing Committee of the Senate on Foreign Affairs, and sits on the Agriculture and Aboriginal Affairs Committees. A former President and CEO of the Institute for Research on Public Policy (1999-2006) Hugh is also a Senior Fellow at the Policy Studies School and School of Business at Queen's University where he has taught since 1993. In 2006, he was made a Life Fellow at the IRPP. In 2003, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada, and in 2005 an Honourary Captain in the Canadian Navy.
"A graduate in Canadian history from the University of Ottawa, and Honorary Doctor of Laws from the Royal Military College of Canada, Hugh is a former Associate Secretary of Cabinet in Ontario and Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada. In the private sector, Hugh sits on public corporate boards in the energy, engineering, financial services, construction and manufacturing industries, and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Macmillan Binch Mendelsohn law firm. He is a former Vice Chair of the Institute of Canadian Advertising, reflecting his decade as Chair of the Tact group of companies, which operated in the advertising, public relations and sports broadcasting sectors. He is a former Vice Chair of the Advisory Council on Confederation in Ontario and a former Governor of his Alma Mater. At present, he Chairs the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, is a Governor of the Kingston General Hospital, and serves on the Board of the Atlantic Council.