TFO Canada appoints new Executive Director
The Board of Directors of TFO Canada announced today the appointment of Steve Tipman as TFO Canada’s next Executive Director, effective November 21st, 2014. With over 20 years of senior leadership experience in both the private and the non-profit sectors, Steve has spent much of his career working in the areas of international trade and development. Steve spent eight years working at Livingston International, a trade services company focused on customs brokerage and compliance. More recently he has served as a Vice President with CARE Canada and President and CEO of Volunteer Canada. Steve holds an International Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Ottawa and works in both French and English.
«I am excited to be joining such a progressive organization with the compelling mandate of using trade with Canada as a tool for private sector-led international development and economic growth.», stated Steve on news of his appointment. «I am looking forward to working with TFO Canada’s great team of staff, board members and partners in contributing to this mission, and to TFO Canada’s growth.»
«The Board of Directors is delighted to have someone of Steve’s calibre and breadth of experience in trade, development and management assume the helm of our organization», said TFO Canada Board chair, Paul Hitschfeld. «We look forward to the contribution and direction Steve will take the organization as he builds on the solid foundation established by predecessors in this role».
Steve Tipman will assume his position as TFO Canada’s next Executive Director on November 21st, 2014, following a week-long transition with incumbent, Brian Mitchell. Brian, who has served with TFO Canada for over ten years, will provide ongoing advisory support for this transition through the remainder of the year.