President and Chief Executive Officer
Désirée McGraw is Executive Director of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, responsible for the organization's flagship global Sauvé Scholars Program that engages emerging public leaders from Canada and around the world to address key global challenges. Prior, McGraw was Senior Policy Advisor to Canada's Minister of International Cooperation and the Prime Minister of Canada. She has also lectured in international development at McGill University since 2002 and co-founded Al Gore's Climate Project in Canada and chaired the 2006 Federal Liberal Renewal Commission's Task Force on Environment and Sustainable Development. McGraw has been described by the national media as “one of Canada's 10 most influential people on environmental issues” and was recently nominated as one of Canada “Top 100 Most Powerful Women”. She pursued her graduate studies in International Relations as a Commonwealth Scholar at the London School of Economics.