Colin Ferguson joined Travel Manitoba as President and CEO in early 2011. Since then, he’s had the opportunity to travel to all corners of the province experiencing all that makes Manitoba an ideal travel destination. Well known in Winnipeg’s advertising and marketing community, prior to joining Travel Manitoba, he was partner in Ferguson Walker Marketing Communications and earlier, Senior Partner and General Manager of Palmer Jarvis Advertising/Palmer Jarvis DDB, working with local, provincial and national clients. He has also been active in the not-for-profit sector, as one of the founding directors of Partners in the Park, now Assiniboine Park Conservancy; president of the Children’s Hospital Research Foundation; and strategic planning and marketing lead for Winnipeg’s hosting of the 1999 Pan Am Games.
He too is the Founder of the Canadian Women’s Bandy team headquartered in Winnipeg... currently ranked fourth in the World.
Dr. Natasha Grand is the Director of INSTID (Institute for Identity) that helps nations and places understand and actualize their potential. She attained a PhD from the London School of Economics in 2006 for her study of modern national ideologies, as a Lord Ralf Dahrendorf Scholar. She interned with the United Nations in New York and researched political participation in Britain with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (POWER Inquiry). She subsequently worked as a senior political analyst at IHS Global Insight, where she frequently appeared in international broadcast and print media. She founded INSTID to apply her studies of belonging and collective purpose to delivering practical benefits.