Serving on the Board since 1996, Mr. Jim Leech is Chancellor Emeritus of Queen’s University and Senior Advisor with McKinsey & Company. He retired in 2014, after a 45 year military and business career, 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 a founding Board member of Right to Play International. He recently retired as the Chair of the Mastercard Foundation and as 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, 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 and in 2020 was awarded the Order of Ontario.
Mr. Leech is Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors. He has served as the Chair of the Foundation’s Investment Committee and is currently Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee.