Tim Plumptre


Keith Faucette

About Tim

An experienced public speaker and facilitator, Tim is the author of a best-selling book on public management, “Beyond the Bottom Line: Management in Government.” He is at present completing a book on strategy and governance in the nonprofit sector.

He has served as CEO of two nonprofit organizations and is the founder of the non-profit Institute On Governance where, over 17 years, he led the development of research, training programs and policy initiatives regarding sound governance in Canada and in over 30 countries abroad. He is the Chair of the Board of the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation, and of his local community association. In addition, he has chaired the boards of the Children’s Aid Society, the Community Care Access Centre of Ottawa Carleton, and the palliative care Hospice at Maycourt in Ottawa. He has served on a number of other non-profit boards.

Tim's current consulting work supports nonprofits, charities and other public purpose organizations in the following areas:

  • Making the transition to a strategy-led organization
  • Assisting leaders with difficult issues in the areas of strategy, direction or human resource management
  • Coaching support to CEOs/EDs, Board chairs, or Boards of Directors, to enhance organizational performance and strengthen board-staff collaboration
  • Governance evaluations
  • Development of financial plans to improve organizational revenues
  • Clarifying board and staff roles; development of sound governance policies.

Prior to founding the Institute On Governance, he was a journalist with the Globe and Mail, a Foreign Service officer, an assistant to a federal cabinet minister and a partner with the international consulting firm William M. Mercer Ltd.

Tim is a Visiting Scholar at Massey College, University of Toronto and has held faculty appointments at Carleton University, Ottawa University, and the Algonquin College Business School. He holds an Honours B.A. from the University of Toronto, a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a Certificate in Management Studies from Oxford University.

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