Ian S. Anderson is founder and President of Temple Scott Associates (TSA).
Ian’s projects include internationally-recognized strategies and issues management counsel for major companies, associations, governments and NGOs.
Ian was named to the Queen’s Honours List for 2008 and inducted into the Royal Victorian Order by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in June 2008. He was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2012 by Governor General David Johnston for services to Canada.
Ian’s recent projects include designing and managing the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conferences from 2004 to 2018. He is currently leading an initiative to bring 300 emerging leaders from 40 or more Commonwealth nations to Canada for a major development program in 2022.
Prior to consulting, Ian worked in senior positions in the Government of Canada and the national media. From 1985 to 1987, Ian served the Prime Minister of Canada as Deputy Principal Secretary and, from 1983 to 1985, as Director of Communications.
Ian worked as a journalist and commentator for several national and international media organizations, reporting for Reuters, the Montreal Gazette and Maclean’s newsweekly. During his journalism career, he was a frequent public affairs commentator on radio and television and won the National Business Writing Award.
In 1998, he managed The Duke of Edinburgh’s Eighth Commonwealth Study Conference, which brought young leaders from business, government and labour in 23 countries to Canada for a 14-day development program. He co-wrote a book about the Duke of Edinburgh and the history of the Conferences that was launched at Buckingham Palace in 2007.
He is former Board Chair of the Traffic Injury Research Foundation, a director of Red Sky Performance (Canada’s preeminent Aboriginal dance and theatre company), and co-founded organic food producer Yorkshire Valley Farms. He and his family divide their time between Toronto and their 250-acre organic farm near Port Hope, Ontario.