Skip to main content
Headshot: Richard C. Powers

Richard C. Powers

National Academic Director, Directors Education Program, Rotman School of Management
An internationally recognized expert in both corporate and not-for-profit governance, Richard C Powers is the National Academic Director of The Directors Education Program (DEP) and the Not-For-Profit Governance Essentials Program (GEP) (in partnership with the Institute of Corporate Directors – ICD). Mr. Powers also serves as the Academic Director of the CUES Governance Programs in Canada. He also teaches in Rotman’s Executive MBA, OMNIUM, MBA and Executive Education Programs.

Mr. Powers has led and taught in the DEP and GEP for over 15 years, and has assisted in designing and implementing the programs at 13 universities across Canada. The DEP is recognized as one of the most robust governance programs in the world. In addition to his responsibilities with the DEP, he has worked with numerous boards, associations and organizations in identifying, creating and developing best governance practices.

He is a director and chairs the Governance & Compensation committee of TSX-V listed Pivotree Inc. and serves on the boards and committees of several not-for-profit organizations including Commonwealth Sport Canada (President) and the Canadian Olympic Committee.  Richard frequently comments on legal and governance issues in various media across Canada.