Lawrence G. Tapp (deceased)

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Lawrence G. Tapp (deceased)
Professor Emeritus
Richard Ivey School of Business

An International Chief Executive Officer, innovative educator and sportsman.

He received his education at McMaster University and the University of Kansas.

From 1995 to 2003 Mr. Tapp held the position of Dean, the Richard Ivey School of Business, at The University of Western Ontario in London. He retired as Professor Emeritus in July 2003. He continues to lead the Corporate Governance curriculumn and teaching at the business school.

Larry Tapp led, in both Europe and North America, one of the world's premier packaging organizations as CEO. This was led through a successful management buyout. He is recognized as an innovative leader skilled in initiating change, improving performance and restructuring through strategic cost reduction and operational streamlining.

He transformed Canada's leading business school from a mid-level regional school into an internationally recognized institution consistently ranked as one of the best in the world. Under his leadership, the Richard Ivey School of Business expanded into Asia with the founding of a Hong Kong campus. The first degrees from Hong Kong were granted in 2001. Recognizing the need for an increased role for business in the formation of public policy, Tapp founded the Ivey Public Policy Institute to promote the active involvement of Canada's business elite in the formation of policies that will lead to a stronger Canada in the 21st century.

A firm believer in leading by example, Larry Tapp sits as a chair and/or director of several Canadian companies and the Institute of Corporate Directors as well as continuing to teach on Corporate Governance at Ivey.

Mr. Tapp is currently chair and director on the boards of Automation Tooling Systems Inc., Call-Net Enterprises (Sprint Canada) , Comcare Health Services, Talisman Energy and Tapp Technologies Inc. He also serves as a director on the boards of CCL Industries, Mainstreet Equities, Mark Anthony Group, Wescast Industries and the Institute of Corporate Directors.

In these Corporate Goverance leadership roles he has pushed the envelope of thought leadership regarding how Levels of Work and Levels of Capability are applied in the Boardroom. This includes Director Nomination, CEO selection and succession planning, and appropriate Job Matching and Compensation Calibration using Levels of Work.

Degrees and certifications

  • LLD.

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