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Catherine Daw, Richard Kelly, Leo Panitch

Catherine Daw has been named to the list of Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs by Profit magazine for the past three years. She is the President and Co-founder of SPM - a successful boutique consulting firm who is a pioneer in an emerging field called Strategic Initiative Management. Catherine holds a BSc and MBA from the Schulich School of Busines and Queen's University. Her work at SPM specializes in the public sector, financial services, energy & utilities.

 

Richard Kelly is Senior Economist at TD Bank Financial Group. Prior to joining TD, he spent over four years at the International Monetary Fund where he analyzed emerging market economies. Before that, he had several years experience working with other non-profit, government, and international financial organizations focused on economic development. As an economist, Rich’s chief responsibilities include analyzing and forecasting international macroeconomic developments, particularly those involving the major industrialized countries and emerging markets. Rich also contributes regularly to a wide variety of TD publications and provides frequent economic commentary to the media.

 

Leo Panitch is the Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and a Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University in Toronto. He is the author of many books, the most recent of which are: The Making of Global Gapitalism: the Political Economy of American Empire (Verso 2012); and,In and Out of Crisis: The Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives (PM Press 2010). In addition to his university affiliation he is also a co-editor of the Socialist Register, whose 2013 volume is entitled The Question of Strategy.