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. 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.
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.