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Dr. Brian Segal

Dr. Segal was President of Ryerson University from 1980 to 1988 and President and Vice-Chancellor of University of Guelph from 1988 to 1992. From 1992 to 1999 he was Publisher of Maclean’s magazine and Senior Vice President of Rogers Publishing. From 1999 until his retirement at the end of 2011 he was President and CEO of Rogers Publishing.

In 2009 he created The Ted Rogers Leadership Centre and is the volunteer chair of the Centre. He received his Ph.D. in 1971 and an M.Sc  in 1970 from the University of Pittsburgh. He received a B.Sc. from McGill University in 1964.Dr. Segal was awarded an honorary doctorate by Ryerson University in 2008 and was appointed as a Legacy Laureate by University of Pittsburgh in 2008.

Dr. Chris MacDonald
Dr. Chris MacDonald

Dr. MacDonald is Director of the Centre and is responsible for the overall direction of the Centre's research and education programs. He is also a Nonresident Senior Scholar at Duke University’s Kenan Institute for Ethics. He received his B.A. (Hons.) from Trent University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. (in philosophy) from the University of British Columbia.

He is the author of more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, and is author of a best-selling textbook on critical thinking as well as a textbook on business ethics. MacDonald is also author of the highly-regarded Business Ethics Blog (, and founding co-editor of the Business Ethics Journal Review and the news aggregator Business Ethics Highlights. He is President of the nonprofit Journal Review Foundation, and co-editor of the new Concise Encyclopedia of Business Ethics.

Dr. MacDonald's research is currently focused on the ethical challenges faced by 'early-career' employees, vigilante justice in social media, and the ethical obligations implied by the information-processing function of corporate boards.

Dr. MacDonald has been named as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics,” for each of the past four years by Ethisphere Magazine, in addition to being named as one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behaviour” by Trust Across America in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

You can contact Dr. MacDonald at or follow him on Twitter at @ethicsblogger.


Dr. Ken Jones

Ken Jones administers the Ted Rogers Leadership Center.

Ken Jones served as the dean of the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM), from 2005 to 2013. Under his leadership, TRSM was transformed into what Ken proudly calls "Canada's most connected business school with a focus on relevant, entrepreneurial, career-based education.

During his term as dean, the Ted Rogers School of Management experienced significant growth in a host of areas: an increase in the number of tenure stream faculty members, an expanded and growing list of student clubs and associations, more research centres and an increase in the total amount of research funding. 

Ken has also prompted the launch of three graduate programs, the establishment of undergraduate programs in Real Estate Management and the establishment of a School of Accounting and Finance.  One major milestone came in 2012 when the TRSM joined an elite group of business schools around the world with its accreditation by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


Dr. Karen Peesker
Karen Peesker

Dr. Peesker is Director of the Ted Rogers Sales Leadership Program, which is housed within the Leadership Centre. She received her PhD in Marketing and Sales Leadership from Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, UK and an MBA and HBA from the Ivey Business School, Canada. She teaches within the Ted Rogers School of Management's School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Dr. Peesker is the author and co-author of numerous academic articles and business cases, including one that won the Award of Excellence (Emerald Literati Club).

You can contact Dr. Peesker at

Our Program Fellows

The Ted Rogers Leadership Centre is anchored by a group of Senior Fellows who play a central role in the Centre’s research and educational activities.