The Honourable John Manley, P.C., O.C., is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Business Council of Canada, representing the CEOs and entrepreneurs of 150 leading Canadian corporations. A former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, he was first elected to Parliament in 1988, and re-elected three times. From 1993 to 2003 he served as Minister in the Cabinet portfolios of Industry, Foreign Affairs, and Finance. Following 9/11, he chaired a special Cabinet Committee on Public Security and Anti-terrorism, serving as counterpart to Governor Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. Since leaving government in 2004, Mr. Manley has continued to be active in public policy, as a media commentator, speaker and adviser to governments of differing political stripes. An Officer of the Order of Canada, he serves on the boards of several publicly traded companies and is active in the not-for-profit sector.