Mayor's Breakfast - November 2023
The Mayor's Breakfast is one of our most popular events, bringing together the region's top business, community and political leaders. This monthly event features great networking opportunities, a City Hall update from the Mayor, and high-profile speakers addressing issues that are vital to our city, province and country. This month, Mayor Sutcliffe, the Ottawa Board of Trade and the Ottawa Business Journal are pleased to be joined by Sir Terry Matthews, founder and chairman of Wesley Clover International, for a fireside chat. Join us! Be informed on key issues impacting the prosperity of our city and get connected with Ottawa's business community.
7:00AM - Networking and Breakfast
8:00AM - Update from City Hall + Fireside Chat with Sir Terry Matthews
9:00AM - Event Conclusion + Networking
Sir Terry Matthews, Chairman, Wesley Clover International
Sir Terry Matthews is the founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover International, a private, global investment management firm and holding company. Since 1972, Terry has founded or funded more than 100 companies, three of which have grown to exceed $1.0B in valuation. Early data networking giant Newbridge Networks and global business communications leader Mitel are highlights.
More than 140 founders have now been backed by Wesley Clover, with more than $1.0B in direct investment. More than 20 IPOs, a larger number of exits via acquisition, and more than $3.5B in public returns have been produced.
Today, Wesley Clover has interests in a range of next-generation cloud and SaaS technology companies, as well as in selected commercial real estate and leisure properties. In addition to being the Chairman of Wesley Clover, Terry is also Chairman of a number of these private and publicly traded companies, and he sits as a Director on the Boards of several others.
Terry holds an Honours degree in electronics from the University of Wales and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by several universities, including the University of Wales and Carleton University in Ottawa. In 1994, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), and in 2001, as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours, he received the honour of Knight Bachelor. He was also appointed Patron of the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute in 2011, and in 2017, was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada for his outstanding achievements.
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