Donald Campbell Appointed Distinguished Fellow of Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and Chair of Canadian Committee of Pacific Economic Cooperation Council
Publié: mercredi, 3 juin 2009
The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF) has announced the appointment of Donald Campbell, Davis LLP's senior strategy advisor, as the first Distinguished Fellow of the Foundation and as Chair of the Canadian Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC).
As a Distinguished Fellow, he will offer input and advice to guide the APF's research program in to Canada's ties with Asia. As Chair of the Canadian PECC Committee, he will lead Canada's participation in the unique partnership of academic, business and government representatives from 25 Pacific Rim economies seeking closer economic cooperation in the region.
Prior to joining Davis LLP, Mr. Campbell had a distinguished career in government. In 2003, Mr. Campbell was appointed by the prime minister as the Canadian co-chair of the Canada-Japan Forum, an external advisory group established by the governments of Japan and Canada to provide advice and to promote the bilateral relationship between the two countries.
Mr. Campbell also held posts as: Deputy Foreign Minister; the Prime Minister's Personal Representative for G-8 Summits (1997-2000); Canada's Ambassador to Japan (1993-1997); Deputy Minister for International Trade (1989-1993); Assistant Deputy Minister (United States) (1985-1989); and Canada's Ambassador to South Korea (1984-1985). Earlier diplomatic postings included Kenya, the United Kingdom, Jamaica and the United States.
In making the announcement, APF Canada President and CEO Yuen Pau Woo stated that "we are delighted to have Don Campbell leading Canada's participation in PECC and working with the Foundation to strengthen Canada's credentials as an active member of the Asia Pacific community".