Richard W. Ivey is Chairman of Ivest Properties Ltd., a real estate development and management company, and 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 on the Advisory Boards of Social Capital Partners and the Ivey Business School. 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.
"Having the choice to limit unbearable suffering at end of life concerns all individuals regardless of their political, economic or religious views. This is a universal issue that will affect us all. It is a matter of personal liberty, dignity and self determination."