John M. Thompson is Chairman of the Board of TD Bank Ltd, Chancellor of the University of Western Ontario and is a Director of Thomson Reuters Corporation and of Royal Philips Electronics N.V. In 1986, he was named Chairman & CEO of IBM Canada Ltd. and in 1991, moved to IBM’s Corporate Headquarters in the USA to assume various executive positions until retiring as IBM’s Vice-Chairman of the Board in 2002, when he returned to Canada. He is a past Director of the Conference Board of Canada and the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and served on three Premier of Ontario’s Councils. He graduated in Engineering Science at the University of Western Ontario and attended the Executive Management Program at the Kellogg School of Business.
Mr. Thompson joined the Board of Trustees in 2002 and was named Vice-Chair in 2008.