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Meet Our Team

Ruth Wright
 
Ruth Wright
Director, Leadership and Human Resources Research

Ruth Wright is the Director of Leadership and Human Resources Research at The Conference Board of Canada. In this role Ruth leads a team of executive network managers and researchers who work with senior level Canadian human resource professionals and other stakeholders on critical workforce and talent management issues.

Ruth brings to this position over twenty-five years of experience in workforce research, including large-scale research projects and event management. She has authored numerous reports and briefings in the area of human resources management, talent management, diversity, and labour relations.

Ruth's research team recently released the second edition of a toolkit for employers on accessibility in the workplace. Current research initiatives include a forthcoming report on employee engagement, which identifies seven workplace factors that most influence employee engagement. Her team is also working on the fourth edition of the Conference Board's celebrated research series, Human Resources Trends and Metrics.

Donna Burnett Vachon
 
Donna Burnett Vachon
Manager, Organizational Change Management

Donna Burnett Vachon is a Director with the Leadership and Human Resources Research Division of The Conference Board of Canada. Since joining the Board in October 2011, Donna has been actively involved in research in the areas of leadership, leadership development frameworks and practices, succession planning , the advancement of women leaders, and learning and development.

Donna has 17 years operational experience in Human Resources Management and Organization Development. Prior to joining the Board, Donna held senior positions in Human Resources Management and Organization Development in industries including healthcare, high tech and manufacturing.