Diane Gray

Diane Gray

Founding President and CEO, CentrePort Canada; Chair, Mitacs Board of Directors (Winnipeg, MB)

Ms. Diane Gray is the founding President and CEO of CentrePort Canada Inc. CentrePort is Canada’s first tri-modal inland port and Foreign Trade Zone and encompasses 20,000 acres in the North West quadrant of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Ms. Gray previously worked for the Province of Manitoba from 1995 to 2009 and simultaneously served as Deputy Minister of Finance, Deputy Minister of Federal-Provincial and International Relations, and Deputy Minister of Trade. In December 2010, she was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Excellence in Public Administration for Manitoba and in May 2013, awarded the Women of Distinction Award for Management and Leadership. In 2019, Ms. Gray was recognized by the Supply Chain Management Association as one of the Influential 100 Women in Canadian Supply Chain.

Ms. Gray currently serves as Chair of MITACS and is co-Chair of World Trade Centre Winnipeg. In addition, Ms. Gray serves on the boards of the Manitoba Technology Accelerator, Public Policy Forum of Canada, the Canada West Foundation, the UM Properties Board, and the Associates of the Asper School of Business.

Ms. Gray is a graduate of the University of Manitoba’s and University of Winnipeg’s Joint Masters of Public Administration Program and has an undergraduate degree in political studies from the University of Manitoba.

Role: Panel Member
Report: Degrees of Success (January 2021)