Craig Alexander brings over 19 years of experience in the private sector as an economic and financial forecaster to the position of Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist.
Mr. Alexander oversees the Board’s macroeconomic outlook products and its custom economic and tourism research.
Most recently, Craig was the Vice-President of Economic Analysis at the CD Howe Institute. Previously, he was Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist for TD Bank Group—the second largest bank in Canada and the eighth largest in the United States. During his tenure, he led a large team of economists providing in-depth analysis to TD’s divisions and clients. Prior to joining the private sector, he spent four years as an economist at Statistics Canada.
Craig is a strong and motivational public speaker who crosses the country each year giving presentations on the state of the economy and policy issues. He is a strong supporter of literacy and a champion of the charitable sector, for which he received a Queen’s Jubilee Medal.
He serves on the board of directors of several non-profit groups and is a trustee of two pension plans. A former two-term president of the Canadian Association for Business Economics, he holds a graduate degree in economics from the University of Toronto.
Craig joined The Conference Board of Canada in September 2016.