News Release

Elizabeth Roscoe named new chair of IRPP board of directors

December 19, 2023 Print

Montreal – The Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) is delighted to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Roscoe as the new chair of its board, marking a new chapter in the organization’s 51-year history. A seasoned public-affairs professional with an extensive background in public policy and a longstanding commitment to community service, Elizabeth brings over 30 years of expertise in navigating government policy development to her new role.

Currently the executive vice president at Rubicon Strategy, Elizabeth has been an integral part of the IRPP board since 2017, actively contributing as a member of the investment committee. Elizabeth’s engagement in public affairs spans various sectors including politics and the private sector. She is a consultant for organizations in regulated industries such as telecommunications, financial services and natural resources. She also serves as the chair of the University of the Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation and has previously chaired the CHEO Foundation.

Her wealth of governance experience and deep understanding of the Canadian public policy and political landscapes uniquely position Elizabeth to lead the IRPP board effectively. As the newly appointed chair, she is poised to guide the organization toward continued success in bringing together the worlds of research and public policy to improve the lives of Canadians.

“Elizabeth has been involved throughout her career in some of Canada’s most important political and public policy conversations and has also been a successful leader in business and in nonprofit governance,” said Jennifer Ditchburn, IRPP president and CEO.

“Her formidable expertise and demonstrated dedication to the Institute’s success make her an ideal choice for chair.”

The IRPP also extends heartfelt gratitude to the Honourable Anne McLellan, outgoing chair of the board, for her invaluable contributions to the IRPP over the past 15 years, including the last six as chair.

“We express our sincere thanks to Anne for her exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment to the IRPP. Her legacy and impact on the organization will undoubtedly endure,” added Ditchburn.

As the IRPP transitions into this new chapter with Elizabeth Roscoe at the helm, the organization remains committed to advancing its mission of improving public policy in Canada.

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Cléa Desjardins
Director of Communications, IRPP | 514-245-2139

About the IRPP
The Institute for Research on Public Policy seeks to improve public policy in Canada by generating research, providing insight, and influencing debate on current and emerging policy issues facing Canadians and their governments. It is an independent, national, bilingual, not-for-profit organization.

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