Mr Jim Leech CM
Chancellor, Queen's University
Mr. Leech retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the largest single profession pension plan in Canada in 2014.
Prior to joining Teachers’, Mr. Leech was President and CEO of Unicorp Canada Corporation, and Union Energy Inc. Mr. Leech is Senior Advisor to McKinsey and Company, Chair of Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation and the MasterCard Foundation and a Founding Director of Right To Play International.
Mr. Leech has received several honours, notably: the Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014 from the Niagara Institutional Dialogue; the Corporate Social Responsibility Award, 2012 from the US/Canadian Foreign Policy Association; the CEO Award of Excellence in Communications, 2010 from the Canadian Public Relations Society, Toronto; and Champion of Public Education, 2009 from The Learning Partnership. In 2012, Mr. Leech was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of his work with the True Patriot Love Foundation. Mr. Leech is Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company, Chair of Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation and the MasterCard Foundation, a Founding Director of Right To Play International and Honorary Colonel, 32 Signal Regiment, Canadian Armed Forces.