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
"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 and Ambassadors 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 and Ambassadors 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 the U.K., 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 Busbridge, MBA '09
Based in New York City, Matt is the Head of Higher Education at Amazon, where he direct sales, marketing, product, tech, and customer service functions, and invents new ways to serve Education customers by taking product ideas from concept to first customer to scale. With a decade of experience driving consecutive double-digit annual growth in sales, marketing, and technology product development leadership positions, Matt has helped take Amazon Business to $10b in revenue after just a few years with millions of registered business customers.
Matt was previously Executive Director of Digital Platform marketing for McGraw-Hill Education, a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions headquartered in New York City.
Matt holds a B.A.H. in History from Queen's University and an MBA with honours from the Ivey Business School where he served as Vice President of the Ivey MBA Association. He was the President of the New York City Ivey Alumni Network Chapter for six years and volunteers actively as a high-school student mentor with iMentor.org.
Amy Childs, HBA '09, MBA '15
Amy Childs has over ten years of experience as a HR professional, predominantly focused in the financial services industry at RBC and Hugessen Consulting. Her professional experience includes talent management, leadership coaching, executive and broad-based employee compensation, M&A, and large scale reorganizations.
Amy is passionate about helping others, whether that be through community involvement or acting as a coach and mentor to colleagues or next generation talent. Amy is actively involved with the Heart & Stroke Foundation, RBC’s Employee Giving Campaign, and was previously on the Ivey Alumni Network Board of Directors (2013 – 2016). Amy is also a Class Liaison for her HBA section.
Amy holds an MBA '15 and HBA '09 from the Ivey Business School at Western University. She lives in Toronto with her husband Cameron and dog Ellie.
Ian Goshko, HBA '05
Ian Goshko is a Senior Vice President of Leadership & Talent Development at Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH). In this role, he is responsible for design and engagement delivery of innovative global leadership and talent programs, as well as change and transformation solutions for his clients. Prior to joining LHH, Ian was a Senior Manager at Accenture where he was responsible for managing large scale transformation, change management, employee engagement/experience, and talent programs for large global clients across Retail, Telecom, Oil/Gas and Mining. Ian started his career in recruitment, working in Executive Search at Odgers Berndtson and Corporate Talent Acquisition at Deloitte. He was accountable for the successful sourcing and placement of C-Suite and Senior Leaders, cross-industry and function, into new and exciting careers.
Prior to serving on the Ivey Alumni Network Board of Directors as the Regional Head of Asia Pacific, Ian was the Chapter President for the Toronto Ivey Alumni Chapter. Ian is also currently serving as the Ambassador for the Sydney, Australia Ivey Alumni Network.
Ian holds an HBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University and is a Certified HR Leader (CHRL) with the Canadian HR Professionals Association.