The Ivey Alumni Network (IAN) is an extraordinary community of people throughout the world. There are many opportunities for alumni to stay connected – with each other and with the School – and to participate in School activities. One of the key ways to keep in touch and engage with fellow Ivey alumni is through local Chapters and Ambassadors.
Chair of Channels' Message
Matt Busbridge, MBA '09, Chair of the Channels Committee
"Ivey’s Alumni Network is truly global, and being part of this diverse and highly motivated community is one of the key reasons people choose to come to Ivey.
As the Chair of Channels, I along with our five Regional Heads (representing Southwestern Ontario, the rest of Canada, the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific), have the distinct privilege of representing all of your global Chapter Presidents on the Ivey Alumni Network (IAN) Board. The IAN is focused on delivering excellent content, fun events, and providing global recognition of our alumni — as evidenced by our flagship global event Global Ivey Day. My role, and the role of our Regional Heads, is to make it easy for Chapter Presidents to access and deliver exciting, dynamic, and content-driven events year after year.
I know how important the Ivey community can be to both new and old alum alike. This was highlighted in great detail when I moved to New York, and the Ivey community there served as a great source of business contacts, and friends to help introduce me to a new city.
My hope is that alumni around the world see their Ivey community, wherever it may be, as a place to help grow and foster new ideas and new friendships. We have a strong team that is eager to help alumni make the most of the great network that surrounds them. Make sure you utilize them!
Also – if you want to help out, I know that we are always looking for eager alum to lend a hand. If you have any questions or recommendations, please feel free to reach out to your local Chapter President, Regional Head, the School, or myself.
Thanks for being part of one of the strongest alumni networks in the world!"
IAN Regional Heads
Mike Bell, MBA '12
Michael Bell is a Professional Engineer and Business Development Manager in the oil & gas sector with fifteen years of experience in engineering and construction. His professional experience includes project management and engineering in commercial development as well as strategy, business development, and marketing in the Canadian energy sector.
Michael is passionate about giving back to his community and is involved in various volunteer leadership roles. He is currently a Board member at Big Brothers Big Sisters Calgary and has been involved with the Ivey Alumni Network since 2012. He is also passionate about diversity and inclusion and is the founder of the non-profit Calgary Inclusive Hockey Association and a regional ambassador for the You Can Play Project.
Michael holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School, a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts from Western University.
Matthew Burbridge, MBA '09
Matthew Burbridge has nearly 20 years of experience in real estate principal investment and development, capital markets and brokerage in both Canada and the United States. His career has spanned both large institutions and emerging fund managers across numerous markets. Matthew is based in Los Angeles and previously worked in New York and Toronto.
Prior to joining the Ivey Alumni Network Board of Directors as the Regional Head of the Americas, Matthew was the co-President of the Southern California Ivey Alumni Chapter and also served on the Executive Committee for the New York Chapter.
Ian Goshko, HBA '05
Ian (he/him) is the Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) at Telstra, Australia's leading telecommunications and technology company operating across 20 countries. He works with leaders to ensure equitable practices and outcomes, increase diverse representation, and create an environment where everyone is valued and respected. Previously, he served as the ANZ Regional Head of DEI at Macquarie Group.
Before embarking on his DEI profession, Ian had a tenured career in management consulting with Accenture and Slalom. He worked with a variety of global clients to successfully deliver change management initiatives, HR strategies and transformation programs, and employee experience/talent projects. Ian’s consulting expertise spans retail, telecom, tech, oil and gas, and mining. He started his career recruitment, initially in executive search at Odgers Berndtson and then in talent acquisition at Deloitte.
In his spare time, Ian volunteers with Out for Australia (a non-profit organization supporting young LGBTQIA+ professionals) and the Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce (CACC), and sits on the Board of Queer Screen (a non-profit organization bringing queer stories to the big screen).
Ian is a long-serving volunteer with the Ivey Alumni Network. Prior to his current roles as the Regional Head of Asia Pacific and Chapter President for Sydney, Australia, Ian was the Chapter President for Toronto.
Ian has an Honours in Business (HBA from the Ivey Business School and is a Certified HR Leader (CHRL) with the Canadian HR Professionals Association.