PPF names two Presidents Emeritus, Jodi White and David Zussman


Jodi White, President Emeritus
Jodi White’s career spans the nexus of journalism, politics, government, business and the not-for-profit sector. In addition to working at the most senior levels of government and the private sector, she played strategic roles in six federal election campaigns. Jodi began her career in journalism at the CBC, where she was a television news reporter and an award-winning senior network radio producer. Jodi is currently President of Sydney House Consultants and Board Chair of Tides Canada, a philanthropic foundation focused on issues of environmental sustainability and social justice. She is also the former President and CEO of the Public Policy Forum and a member of the Order of Canada.


David Zussman, President Emeritus
David Zussman is an adjunct professor at the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria and Senior Fellow at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) at the University of Ottawa. Previously, he was Jarislowsky Chair in Public Sector Management, Dean of the Telfer School of Management and Director of the GSPIA at uOttawa. From 1996-2002, David was President of the Public Policy Forum and then became Executive VP of EKOS Research Associates. He also led the transition team for Prime Minister Chrétien after the 1993 election, served as Assistant Secretary for Program Review and Machinery of Government and Commissioner of the Public Service Commission.