Tim Brodhead was President and CEO of the J. W. McConnell Family Foundation from 1995 until 2011, a one of Canada’s largest private foundations, based in Montreal. Prior to joining the J.W. McConnell Foundation, Tim spent 25 years working in international development, first in West Africa, and then as founding director of several NGOs, including ACORD, and as co-founder of Inter Pares. From 1987 – 1992, Tim was Executive Director of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC), a national organization representing over 120 non-profit Canadian international development agencies.
In a voluntary capacity, Tim has served on many boards, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Concordia University, Centraide de Grand Montréal, and as chair of Philanthropic Foundations Canada, the national organization of Canadian independent foundations. He chaired ETC Group until 2015, and was a board member of the Fondation Jeanne Sauvé, the Montreal Community Foundation and IMAGINE Canada. Currently, he co-chairs Canadians for a New Partnership and is a board member of the Natural Step and Engineers Without Borders, along with a variety of foundations.
In 2001, Tim was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. He is the recipient of honourary degrees from Carleton University, Dalhousie University, the University of New Brunswick and McGill University.