The Right Honourable Joseph Clark
The Right Honourable Joseph Clark, is a founding partner and Vice-Chairman of Stratus Royalty Corporation. Mr. Clark is also co-founder and Chairman of Clark Sustainable Resource Developments Ltd. (CSRD), and has led a career marked by activities spanning the globe. Elected eight times to the House of Commons of Canada, he served in Parliament for 25 years before retiring in June 2004.
He has served his country as Prime Minister, Secretary of State for External Affairs (Foreign Minister), Minister of Constitutional Affairs, Acting Minister of both National Defense and Justice, Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, and National Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. Mr. Clark has long-standing personal and professional interests in Africa, including service as Chairman of the Commonwealth Committee of Foreign Ministers on South Africa, the committee instrumental in motivating global pressure for the end of apartheid in the country.
He has served on the boards of several international NGO’s and Canadian and international companies. Additionally, he has been a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, and American University in Washington, DC, and was a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 2004. Mr. Clark is also Professor of Practice for Public-Private Sector Partnerships in the Centre for Developing-Area Studies, McGill University, Montréal, Quebec, Canada and is a member of the Global Leadership Foundation.