Anne Sado

JOB TITLE: President

BOARD ROLE: Vice-Chair


A native of Toronto, Anne Sado has been President of George Brown College since 2004. Her impact on the vision, direction and culture of the college has resulted in significant growth and has activated a critical public discussion on the value of college education in Ontario’s economic development.

Beyond her role at George Brown, she also sits on the boards of numerous organizations, which give her a 360-degree perspective on the social and economic challenges facing the GTA.

Ms. Sado received one of the country’s highest civilian honours in June 2013 when she was appointed Member of the Order of Canada by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. She was also recognized as one of YWCA’s 2012 Women of Distinction in Education, and became the first college president to be inducted into the Women’s Executive Network™ Hall of Fame after being named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Ms. Sado holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Toronto as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering. A past chair of Polytechnics Canada, she was also awarded a Doctor of Laws from the University of Toronto in June 2011.