PRESIDENT, CHAMBER OF MARINE COMMERCE
Mr. Burrows was appointed President of the Chamber of Marine Commerce effective December 2016. Most recently, he was with TACTIX Government Relations and Public Affairs where he led their ‘Transportation and Infrastructure’ practice.
Mr. Burrows draws on strong advocacy skills and close to 35 years of experience in the transportation and industrial sectors, having held progressively senior positions at Canadian Pacific in Canada and Europe, before serving as a senior executive at the Railway Association of Canada, including as Acting President/CEO.
Mr. Burrows has attained a distinguished list of achievements for the organizations he has represented including passage of major legislation, tax freezes, capital cost allowance improvements, and federal government funding for major capital projects.
In the past he has been a board director of the Transportation Association of Canada, the Greater Vancouver Gateway Council, the Canadian Society of Association Executives (OG) and member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Transportation and International Affairs committees and the National Roundtable on the Environment and Economy’s Advisory Committee. He was as co-founder of the Ottawa “Learning Lunches” series for association senior executive development.
Mr. Burrows is active in his community and serves on the board of The Vimy Foundation. In 2012, Mr. Burrows was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work to raise awareness of the national importance of Canada’s victory at Vimy Ridge.
A graduate of Upper Canada College and Queen’s University with a business degree, he is also a credited member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport.
He is married to Maria Amalia Leyba of the Dominican Republic, and has four children.