Serving on the Board since 1996, Mr. Jim Leech is the Chancellor of Queen’s University and Senior Advisor with McKinsey & Company. He recently retired as President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Canada’s largest single profession pension plan representing 303,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario. During his business career, he has led large public companies operating and investing in the financial services, real estate and energy industries, as well as start-up technology businesses.
Mr. Leech is the Chair of the MasterCard Foundation, a founding Board member of Right to Play International, and the Honorary Colonel of 32 Signal Regiment, Canadian Armed Forces. He is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors and ICD Governance College.
In 2012, Mr. Leech was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of his work with the True Patriot Love Foundation and in 2014 was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada for his contributions as an innovator in pension management, for his writings on the subject of retirement funding, and for his community involvement.
Mr. Leech was appointed as Chair of the Board of Directors on September 26, 2013. He has served as the Chair of the Foundation’s Investment Committee and is a long-serving member of the Nominating & Governance Committee. The Chair is a member of all committees of the Board of Directors.