Richard W. Ivey is Chairman of Ivest Properties Ltd., a real estate development and management company, and Chair of MaRS EXCITE (Excellence in Clinical Innovation and Technology Evaluation).

Mr. Ivey currently serves on the Boards of MaRS Discovery District, EXCITE International and the Ivey Foundation. He also serves as Chair, Patron’s Council, of Dying With Dignity, and on the Advisory Boards of Social Capital Partners and the Ivey Business School. Amongst his prior Board positions are the Toronto International Film Festival, Western University, University Health Network, the Toronto Foundation and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research where he served as Chair for six years. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2005.

Mr. Ivey practiced law at Torys until 1982. He has served in a variety of executive roles with companies in the packaging, logistics and real estate industries for the past 35 years.