CEO | Ipsos Public Affairs
Dr. Darrell J Bricker is the CEO of Public Affairs at Ipsos. Ipsos’ Public Affairs has offices in 40 countries and a staff of 1000 research professionals. It is the world’s leading social and public opinion research firm. Ipsos Public Affairs is part of Paris-based Ipsos which is the 3rd largest market research company in the world.
Prior to joining Ipsos in 1990, Bricker was Director of Research in the office of Canada’s Prime Minister. He was also a research consultant with firms in Ottawa and Toronto.
Bricker holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Carleton University, and a BA and MA from Wilfrid Laurier University. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree by Wilfrid Laurier University, which named him one of their top 100 graduates in the last 100 years. Darrell is also a Research Fellow with the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo, Ontario.
Bricker has written seven national bestselling books. His latest, “NEXT, Where to Live, What to Buy, and Who Will Lead Canada’s Future,” is a major release with Harper Collins Canada. His other books include: “Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline” (with John Ibbitson – Penguin Random House), “Searching for Certainty: Inside the New Canadian Mindset” (with Ed Greenspon – Doubleday, 2002), “What Canadians Think About Almost Everything” (with John Wright – Doubleday, 2005), “We Know What You’re Thinking” (with John Wright – Harper Collins, 2009), “Canuckology” (with John Wright – Harper Collins, 2011), and “The Big Shift” (with John Ibbitson – Harper Collins, 2013).
Bricker is a popular public speaker who regularly engages with audiences around the world. He’s written articles for publications as diverse as Canada’s Globe and Mail and France’s Le Monde. He has also appeared on television and radio with all of Canada’s major national networks, and around the world with news broadcast organizations such as CNN, the BBC and NPR. Bricker lives in Toronto with his wife Nina and daughter Emily.