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About Sickkids
About SickKids

J. Robert S. Prichard


Brief Biography

Mr. J. Robert S. Prichard is President and Chief Executive Officer of Metrolinx, the regional transportation agency for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Torstar Corporation and President Emeritus of the University of Toronto where he served as President from 1990 to 2000. He also served as Dean of Law and as a professor specializing in law and economics at the University of Toronto. Mr. Prichard is a Director of Bank of Montreal, Onex Corporation and George Weston Ltd. He serves as Vice-Chair of Canada’s Science, Technology and Innovation Council, Chairman of the Visiting Committee of Harvard Law School and a Director of the Toronto Community Foundation. Mr. Prichard is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Member of the Order of Ontario and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He studied honours economics at Swarthmore College, received his MBA from the University of Chicago and earned law degrees at the University of Toronto and Yale University.

Mr. Prichard joined the Board of Trustees in 2009.