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Ferguson, Bradley J. '87

W.C. Montgomery Trophy Award Winner, First Soccer (Captain), First Hockey (Assist. Captain), First Tennis, Duke of Edinburgh (Bronze), Brad Ferguson attended Ridley from 1981 to 1987. Upon graduation, he went to the University of Alberta where he earned a B.A. Economics in 1992 and a B.Comm Finance in 1994. Brad has worked for Procter & Gamble, KPMG and was the Founder & CEO of Strategy Summit Ltd. from 2002-2012. In 2012, he turned his attention to public service to become President and CEO of the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation where he designed and implemented an economic strategy for Edmonton, Alberta resulting in the city becoming Canada’s 5th largest and youngest, fastest growing city, responsible for 1/4 of the net new jobs in the country from 2012-2017. By constantly re-defining leadership in the public service, Brad transformed the foreign investment, tourism, major events, two conference centres, land development and business incubators divisions into one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures and highest performing economic development agencies.  Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson praised Brad’s work as helping to transform and modernize Edmonton Economic Development Corp. as a passionate evangelist for competitiveness in Canadian business. Consumed in public service, Brad continues to tackle some of our toughest economic and societal challenges as a respected advisor to business, political and community leaders across the country. 
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With more than 700 students from 60 countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only   co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.