The Banff Forum congratulates Catherine McKenna on being confirmed as the candidate for the Liberal Party of Canada in the riding of Ottawa-Centre for the 2015 federal election.

Catherine has informed the Board that she will be stepping down as Executive Director shortly after Banff Forum XIII in early September. 

We wish to thank Catherine for her immense contribution to the Banff Forum. Catherine has a long history with the Banff Forum having first attended the yearly retreat in 2003.  Catherine joined the board in 2010, became co-president in 2011, and then took over as Executive Director at the beginning of 2013.  Catherine has helped to organize the largest and among the most successful Forums to date and cemented the Banff Forum’s reputation as the pre-eminent public policy forum for young leaders in Canada. She has laid solid foundations for our continued growth by helping to lead our strategic planning process in 2013. 

An exciting announcement about the Forum's new Executive Director will follow in the coming days.