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David Clanachan - The Road to 2026 Panelist

David Clanachan was named the first Chairman and Commissioner of the Canadian Premier League (CPL) – Canada’s highly anticipated professional men’s soccer league set to debut in spring 2019.

As Commissioner, Clanachan oversees all aspect of the League along with the Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) – a new sports enterprise representing commercial assets and inventory for marquee soccer properties in Canada. 

Clanachan is also the Chairman of Restaurant Brands International, Canada. He was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Tim Hortons Canada in 2014, and has more than 35 years with the brand. Clanachan was a key member of the leadership team that grew Tim Hortons into the iconic Canadian brand that it is today. 

A life-long soccer enthusiast, Clanachan has played competitive and recreational soccer his entire life. Known for his “aggressive defending”, Clanachan still takes the pitch every week playing in the Burlington Soccer League.