Business Advisory Council

Guy Nelson

Guy Nelson

Executive Chairman & CEO

Empire Industries Ltd.

Toronto, Ontario


Since 2006, Guy Nelson has been the Chief Executive Officer of Empire Industries Ltd., a publicly traded company on the TSX Venture Exchange. He has led the transformation of Empire from a structural steel fabricator into a high-tech designer and manufacturer of precision engineered products. The company specializes in media-based attractions for the global theme park industry.

In addition to his work at Empire, he has been a driving force in a wide array of forward looking businesses such as Better Work Place Inc. and Associated Proteins.

Before joining Empire, he was Vice President and Director of Bracknell Corporation, and VP Investments of Cavendish Investing Ltd.

He is a regular contributor to business media outlets such as BNN, and has been featured as an entrepreneur on Bob Scully’s “The World Show.”

Guy holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School and a B.Comm from the University of Alberta.