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Mark Van Clieaf
Managing Director
MVC Associates International
Biography

Mark Van Clieaf is Managing Director of MVC Associates International, a leading consultancy in integrating organization / accountability design, succession planning & talent management, and enterprise performance management linked to value for shareholders and society.

His research and consulting on Levels of CEO Work, Levels of CEO Capability & Levels of Corporate Governance and the link to shareholder and societal value are recognized worldwide.

Over an 18 year consulting career he has worked with clients on organization structure and job design, succession planning, executive search and enterprise performance management and Pay for Performance in North America, Europe,
Middle East, Far East and Africa.

He brings over 25 years experience of line management in sales & marketing, and consulting experience including a number of years with Price Waterhouse in their Business Strategy and Executive Search Consulting Practices.

He led North American Best Practice Research Benchmarking Studies on:

  • Succession Planning and
  • Performance Management


His research and thought leadership has been published in a number of publications including:

  • The Ivey Business Journal
  • American Journal of Management Development
  • Corporate Governance Advisor
  • The Corporate Board
  • Directors and Boards
  • CA Magazine
  • Investor Relations Newsletter
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Business Horizons


He was special guest editor of a strategy issue of Human Resource Planning, the Journal of the Human Resource Planning Society.

His appointments include:

  • Guest Lecturer and Researcher, Corporate Governance, Ivey School of Business;
  • Commissioner for the National Association of Corporate Directors, Blue Ribbon    Commission on CEO Succession Planning;
  • Founding Member, Executive Selection Research Advisory Board, Center for    Creative Leadership;
  • Past President of the The Strategic Leadership Forum;
  • He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and the    International Corporate Governance Network;
  • Guest Lecturer in executive job analysis and executive assessment / selection    for the Ph.d Industrial Psychology Program at the University of Guelph.

He is an avid sailor and boater, including with family members scuba diving with sharks in the Caribbean and Galapagos Islands, canoeing with alligators on the Hillsborough River in Tampa, and swimming with Manatees in the Florida Springs.

Degrees and cert
  • BA - Economics and Business - York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Post Graduate Diploma - International Business - York University, Toronto, Canada
GO Society Roles
  • Internation Advisor - United States (2005-present)

Companies that provide financial support

Anne Stephen, VP HR Torex Gold Resources Inc.

Consulting firms that provide financial support

A management consulting firm in Toronto
Terra Firma Consulting
Forrest and Company
AMG Consulting
Enhancer Consulting
The Working Journey
Quintave Consulting