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PEO Council 2018-2019

Lorne Cutler, P.Eng., MBA
Lieutenant Governor-in-Council Appointee

Lorne Cutler graduated with a BASc in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto in 1979. He worked for Dow Chemical for four years in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta before returning to Ivy School of Business at Western University where he completed his MBA in 1985. Cutler joined Export Development Canada (EDC) in 1985 where he was responsible for signing loans in excess of $1 billion in India and the countries of central and eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. In his capacity as senior advisor, Africa, Europe and Middle East in EDC’s International Business Development Group, Cutler was primarily responsible for country and sector development strategies, relationship management with Canadian banks and exporters interested in the region, and implementation of financing facilities with international financial institutions. Upon early retirement in 2009, Cutler started a consulting firm, LAC & Associates Consulting, focused on the areas of policy analysis and development, training, personal finance, municipal finance, small business consulting, social finance and international business development. For the past several years, Cutler has delivered a Professional Practice Exam training course for internationally trained engineers for OSPE. He received a Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal and Ontario Volunteer Services Awards for his volunteer work with such organizations as Ottawa Community Loan Fund, a micro-finance institution, and Jewish Family Services of Ottawa. For several years, Cutler has also been president of his local community association and treasurer of the Federation of Citizens’ Associations, an umbrella group of Ottawa community associations.