An information management consultant and educator who has undertaken projects for a wide variety of public sector organizations at the national and international levels, John McDonald was formerly responsible for a National Archives of Canada program that provided records management advice to federal government departments and agencies. He is the founder and former chair of the IM Forum, chair of the International Council on Archives' Committee on Electronic Records, and Chair of the Canadian Federal-Provincial-Territorial Records Management Council. In addition to his consulting projects he has written numerous articles on the management of electronic records and has taught records and information management courses at the university and community college levels.

1999 Emmett Leahy Award Winner, John McDonald