Canada’s Chartered Directors
The Directors College is pleased to present Canada’s Chartered Directors. The graduates listed below have completed The Chartered Director Program, an intensive individual examination, and have met the other requirements to become a Chartered Director (C.Dir.)
The Directors College and the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés (CAS) of Université Laval have a reciprocal agreement, whereby their respective designations – Chartered Director (C.Dir.) and Administrateur de sociétés certifié (ASC) are recognized as equivalent.
To see the ASC Graduates who also hold the Chartered Director designation please click here.
Mr. Michael Hudson, C.Dir.
Associate Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Aboriginal Affairs, Department of Justice Canada
Michael Hudson is currently the Associate Assistant Deputy Attorney General responsible for Aboriginal affairs in the Department of Justice Canada. With nearly 30 years of experience as a lawyer with increasingly senior leadership positions in the federal government, he combines legal and strategic analytical skills. He has long held positions as trusted advisor and senior legal counsel to the CEOs of large public institutions with multibillion dollar budgets including Health Canada and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.
He currently has responsibility for over 800 employees including 500 lawyers and paralegals working on Aboriginal legal issues across Canada. He also chairs a Management Operations Committee overseeing human and financial management of an annual operating budget of $90M. In addition, he directly manages a team of lawyers designing new federal regulatory regimes for Canada's resource extraction industries in light of the Crown's duty to consult with Aboriginal peoples.
Mr. Hudson has led corporate governance renewal and re-engineering initiatives in several public sector institutions. For example, he was instrumental in designing the governance model of the corporation that replaced the Canadian Red Cross in the collection, processing and distribution of blood and blood products, Canadian Blood Services.
His experience in corporate governance extends to the private sector, principally non-profit organisations. For most of the past decade, he was the President of the Board of Directors of a strata corporation in Vancouver with an annual operating budget of $400K and capital value of $26M. He has also organised and led a number of non-profit groups providing a voice to the community in local affairs, including an incorporated society for the 40,000 residents of the Yaletown neighbourhood in Vancouver.
- Module 3: Oversight and Finance in Vancouver, BC (September 12-14, 2019)
- Module 1: Accountability and Change in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (September 19-21, 2019)
- Module 2: Leadership and Strategy in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (October 3-5, 2019)
- Module 4: Effective Governance Under Complex Circumstances in Vancouver, BC (October 24-26, 2019)
- Module 3: Oversight and Finance in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 14-16, 2019)