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Rodney Nelson

Instructor III, Management
    Phone:613-520-2600, ext. 2397
    Building:Dunton Tower, Room 1722
    Department:Sprott School of Business
    Degrees:PhD (Carleton/ Trent), C.Dir. (DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University), PAED (Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers), CAPA (Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada)


    Rodney is a corporate anthropologist with over 30 years experience working with both the public and private sectors including an appointment as the ethics officer for the Public Works and Government Services Canada. He enjoyed many years as a professional musician and worked in the music industry. He has created several businesses in his time including a marketing and communications company, graphic design company and founded the Global Governance Group where he is the current Principal of Governance and CEO.

    His Professional accomplishments include Board Trustee for the Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum, Chair of FirstPlan Pension and Benefits, past chair of the board for the AFOA Canada (formerly Aboriginal Financial Officers Association), past co-chair of the Canada Dance Festival, past manager of the Council on Corporate Aboriginal Relations, The National Pandemic Preparedness Working Group and the Public Enterprise Governance Centre.

    Research interests:

    Corporate board governance, ethics and compliance, economic development, risk management, Indigenous relations, cross-cultural communications and international development. He works closely with many Indigenous communities in the area of business development and management. He also has an interest in the Music Industry in particular management and producing.