Douglas Lawson has 30 years of senior business and financial management experience across a diverse range of industries and size of businesses including Molson Breweries (consumer products), Nexient Learning Inc. (TSE listed corporate education and training company), Bowne Internet Solutions (Internet solutions provider) as well as various manufacturing and distribution enterprises. During his career, Doug has also worked as a consultant to a number of start-up companies. Currently, Doug is President & Chief Executive Officer of North American Fur Auctions, a private company with operations in Europe, North America, and Asia.
Mr. Lawson received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Chartered Accountant with a further Corporate Finance designation granted by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has also earned the ICD.D certification granted by The Institute of Corporate Directors, the professional body representing the director community in Canada. Mr. Lawson has been a Director of the Foundation’s Board since 2002 and assumed the position of Vice Chair in 2014.