Ian S. Anderson is Lead Director of CSC2023 and founder and Chair of Temple Scott Associates (TSA), a major public affairs firm with offices in Ottawa and Toronto.

Ian’s projects include internationally-recognized strategies and issues management counsel for major companies, associations, governments and NGOs. Ian was named to the Queen’s Honours List for 2008 and inducted into the Royal Victorian Order by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in June 2008. He was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2012 by Governor General David Johnston for services to Canada.

Ian’s recent projects include designing and managing the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conferences from 2004 to 2018. In 1998, he managed The Duke of Edinburgh’s Eighth Commonwealth Study Conference, which brought young leaders from business, government and labour in 23 countries to Canada for a 14-day development program. He co-wrote a book about the Duke of Edinburgh and the history of the Conferences that was launched at Buckingham Palace in 2007.

Prior to consulting, Ian served the Prime Minister of Canada as Deputy Principal Secretary and started his career as a journalist and commentator for several national and international media organizations, reporting for Reuters, the Montreal Gazette and Maclean’s newsweekly

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