David A. Dodge OC

Bennett Jones, Ottawa
Senior Advisor, Canada and International Economic Advisor

A native of Toronto, Mr. Dodge received a bachelor’s degree (honours) from Queen’s University, and a PhD in economics from Princeton.  During his academic career, he taught economics at Queen’s University; Johns Hopkins University; University of British Columbia; and Simon Fraser University.

After serving in a number of increasingly senior positions at the Department of Finance, including that of G-7 Deputy, he was Deputy Minister of Finance from 1992 to 1997, and Deputy Minister of Health from 1998 to 2001.  Mr. Dodge, appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada, effective 1 February 2001 for a term of seven years, retired on 31 January 2008. 

From 2008 to 2014 he was Chancellor of Queen’s University, and a member of the boards of directors of Scotiabank, Canadian Utilities and Atco Limited.   He is currently Senior Advisor at Bennett Jones LLP one of Canada’s leading law firms, a member of the board of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and Chair of the National Advisory Council of the C.D. Howe Institute.  In 2009, he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.