Thursday, May 30, 2024


John Sullivan, President and CEO, Cadillac Fairview

Canadian Business Leader Lifetime Achievement Honouree

John Sullivan brings more than 35 years of real estate experience in acquisitions and dispositions, asset management and development, and for the past 13 years was President and CEO at Cadillac Fairview. During his 13-year tenure as CEO, Sullivan oversaw the company’s strategic evolution, creating community hubs around retail, housing, services, office spaces and transit. Most recently, Sullivan steered CF through its most challenging period in modern history, the COVID-19 pandemic. John holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Concordia University, a Master of Business Administration degree from McGill University and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. John sits on the boards of MAF Properties (Middle East) and the Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto).

Penny Wise, President, 3M Canada

Canadian Business Leader of the Year

Penny Wise was appointed President of 3M Canada in January 2020. She has held a variety of progressive senior leadership roles in business, commercialization, brand and corporate marketing including the former Executive Director of the Canadian Consumer business group. In 2021, Penny established a cadence of 3M STEMtalk workshops – bringing together a multidisciplinary cohort of Canadian industry leaders to explore barriers to equitable access to STEM education for underrepresented communities and ideate actionable solutions to remove those barriers. As a result, 3M is working with partners to look at the way STEM is taught and accessed in Canada and help influence the move from STEM role models to champions and rally partners to join them in their efforts. Penny is Co-Chair of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Council for Women’s Advocacy, which helps bring the perspectives of women to national policies and drive meaningful action to address the identified issues and barriers facing women.

Event Information

Thursday, May 30, 2024 | Reception and Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Ritz-Carlton | Toronto, ON

Contact Details

For more information or to attend the dinner, please contact Lianne Cheng, Director, Member Relations at or 416.417.0229.

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