Dean Francois Julien and Doug Dempster, Executive Director of the Telfer Centre for Executive Leadership, are pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Clayman as an Executive-in-Residence.

The Centre for Executive Leadership is part of the Telfer School of Management and is focused on realizing the enormous potential of executive talent in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in the National Capital Region and across the country.  The Centre offers open enrolment and custom educational experiences for its clients and is the preferred partner in meeting the specific leadership development needs of organizations in the region.

In his new role, Richard will be responsible for supporting the Centre’s expanding portfolio of offerings in the private and not-for-profit sectors as well as several strategic initiatives related to leadership development. Richard brings a depth of business experience following a 30-year award winning career with Manulife Financial. At Manulife, Richard held increasingly senior leadership roles culminating as a Regional Vice-President whose responsibilities centred on multi-billion dollar financial services distribution and customer / brokerage support regions spanning Northern, Central and Eastern Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. His business leadership has been recognized for excellence in such areas as management team and senior talent development, strategic planning, governance, and change management. 

Throughout his career, Richard has been active in many civic and community development roles including Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and member of several other Boards such as the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, the Kiwanis Medical Foundation and the Manulife Field Executive Advisory Council.

Richard had been associated with Telfer for a number of years as a member of its Career Centre Advisory Council and as a highly acclaimed professor in our MBA program. Richard continues to annually moderate a panel on leadership as part of the Telfer School’s MBA Conferences series, and most recently is both creator and host of the new Rogers-TV series entitled “Unlocking the Leadership Door”. 

Richard holds an MBA degree from Dalhousie University. Additionally, he is a Fellow, Life Insurance Management Institute and a Fellow, Institute of Canadian Bankers.