Leonard J. Brooks is Professor of Business Ethics & Accounting at the Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto. He is Executive Director of the Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics & Board Effectiveness, Director of the Master of Management & Professional Accounting Program, and Director of the Diploma in Investigative & Forensic Accounting Program. Professor Brooks served 14 years on the Editorial Board of the JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS and as Founding Editor of CORPORATE ETHICS MONITOR, a pioneering bimonthly publication. He has published articles on ethics issues in the JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS, ACCOUNTING ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY, and BUSINESS & SOCIETY. He authored BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL ETHICS FOR ACCOUNTANTS, 2E; ETHICS & GOVERNANCE: DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING AN ETHICAL CORPORATE CULTURE; and PRINCIPLES OF STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT: THE CLARKSON PRINCIPLES. Professor Brooks also authored or coauthored/edited the research monograph CANADIAN CORPORATE SOCIAL PERFORMANCE. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, he obtained his CA designation (in 1970) and subsequently became an audit manager and Director of Manpower for Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte & Touche) in Toronto. Professor Brooks served as a member, then chair, of the Chartered Accountants' national Board of Examiners and chair of its national Syllabus Committee. He was named a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 1982. He consults to individuals, corporations, governmental and non-governmental organizations and serves as an expert witness and frequent media-commentator. Professor Brooks also is a former director of the Canadian Centre for Ethics & Corporate Policy and a former president of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association.
A sixteen-year veteran and former member of the Farmington, New Mexico Police Department.