Peter MacLeod is the co-founder and principal of Mass LBP, and one of Canada's leading experts in public engagement and deliberative democracy. Under his leadership, Mass LBP has led some of Canada's most original and ambitious efforts to engage citizens in tackling tough policy options while pioneering the use of Civic Lotteries and Citizen Reference Panels on behalf of a wide array of clients.
He is a former researcher at Britain's Demos think tank, and a long-time friend to Denmark's Kaospilots, a school for business design and social innovation. A graduate of the University of Toronto and Queen's University, he writes and speaks frequently about the citizen's experience of the state, the importance of public imagination, and the future of responsible government.He is an Action Canada fellow (2003) and also the 2008 recipient of the Public Policy Forum's Emerging Leaders Award. In 2013, he launched Wagemark, the first international wage certification standard aimed at reducing workplace pay disparities while promoting corporate competitiveness. He was also appointed to serve on the Ontario government's open government task force. He currently serves on the board of Tides Canada, an environmental charity, and in 2015, he was elected co-chair of Toronto's Wellesley Institute for Urban Health.