Peter Andrews, Vice Chair
President, PRA Strategic Group
Peter has been a highly engaged member of the Ottawa business and philanthropic community for over 30 years. His passion for Ottawa and the wellbeing of all its residents come from his deep roots in the community where he grew up, built businesses, and raised his family. Becoming engaged in the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation first as the Interim CEO in 2020 and now as a director was, in his words, “only natural given just how many of my colleagues, friends, and family had been touched by cancer.”
After graduating with an MBA from the Ivey School of business, he returned to Ottawa to build a career as an entrepreneur resulting in over twenty-five years of strategic, operational, financial, and transition management experience encompassing diverse industries, including information technology, land development, construction, manufacturing, charitable/not-for-profit and private-public partnerships. He has created, managed, reorganized, built, and sold private, venture capital-backed, and publicly listed companies. Currently, Peter leads his company, PRA Strategic Group, to assist organizations in facilitating strategic and operational planning, transition management, interim leadership, and executive coaching.
When not pursuing his volunteer or professional work, Peter is busy with many interests, including skiing, auto racing, wilderness hiking, canoeing, and cooking. He particularly enjoys time with his two daughters and extended family and, most recently, time with his granddaughter, an exciting addition to the family. His volunteer work includes his role as President of Epilepsy Ottawa, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of those in the Ottawa area affected by seizures and Epilepsy.