Tracey Clark transitioned to being Chief Culture Officer of Bridgehead Coffee in January 2020, following the sale of the company for which she was President & CEO since 2000. Bridgehead works with small scale farmers to bring exceptional coffee experiences to its customers in community-oriented coffeehouses, online and in select grocery channels. Bridgehead operates a landmark Roastery, scratch Bakery and Kitchen and nineteen coffeehouses in Ottawa. Tracey holds an MBA (Concordia, 1992) and was an Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) Fellow (1993, Bangladesh).
She is currently establishing a pottery studio on Fogo Island, NL which will be a platform for workshops, art and design residencies as well as produce functional ceramics for sale to individuals and commercial clients. Her voluntary work is extensive and includes serving as the Past-Chair of Impact Hub Ottawa, following five years as founding Chair, as a Director of the Ottawa Community Foundation, where she also chairs the Impact Investment Committee and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Ottawa Carbon Action Fund, a project of OCF. She also serves as a Director of Ottawa Riverkeeper, and as a Director of Shorefast Social Enterprises Inc., the wholly-owned subsidiary of the Shorefast Foundation.
Prior to Bridgehead, she was a Store Manager and Special Projects Manager for Mountain Equipment Coop, Program Director, ‘Certified Advanced Technology Manager’ program at Newbridge Networks, and various positions including COO at the Ritz Restaurants. Her MBA research paper was on best practices in microcredit with a focus on Bangladesh. She is also an accomplished facilitator. She enjoys travel, outdoor pursuits, reading, writing, and cooking and spends her time between Fogo, NL and Ottawa, ON.