Executive Member

Dale McDermott

Consultant, Egon Zehnder

Dale McDermott is a Consultant with Egon Zehnder, the world’s preeminent leadership advisory firm, inspiring leaders to navigate complex questions with human answers. Prior to this, he was Chief Operating Officer of CGLCC, Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, a trusted partner linking LGBT+ businesses in Canada to the wider business community. Dale has previously worked for Salesforce in strategy & operations and also for Ernst & Young LLP in management consulting, advising some of the largest organizations in North America, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

He is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Canadian Club Toronto, Canada’s oldest public affairs podium. He is a member of the Banff Forum, a network of  Canadian leaders from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors committed to reinvigorating debate in Canada about key public policy issues with the goal of building a better Canada. Dale is also a Fellow of CivicAction’s DiverseCity Fellows program, an award-winning leadership experience for diverse rising leaders in the greater Toronto region. Previously, Dale served as president of Ireland’s largest youth political organization, Young Fine Gael, the youth wing of Ireland’s governing political party, Fine Gael. 

He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting & Finance from the Technological University Dublin and he is also a recipient of the TU Dublin Gold Medal award for placing first in his year and outstanding academic achievement. 

Dale originates from Dublin, Ireland and resides in Toronto, Canada.