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J. Robert S. Prichard

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J. Robert S. Prichard, OC, O.Ont, Director

Director Since: May 2019


J. Robert S. Prichard is a lawyer, non-executive Chairman of Torys LLP and former Chair of BMO Financial Group. Mr. Prichard is also a Director of Onex Corporation, George Weston Ltd., Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Hospital for Sick Children and President Emeritus of the University of Toronto. He taught law at the University of Toronto, Yale University and Harvard University and served as Dean of Law from 1984 to 1990 and President from 1990 to 2000 at the University of Toronto. Mr. Prichard subsequently served as President and CEO of Torstar Corporation and of Metrolinx, before serving as Chair of Metrolinx from 2010 to 2018. He also served as a Director of Barrick Gold from 2015 to 2019. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Member of the Order of Ontario, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He attended Swarthmore College, the University of Chicago (MBA), the University of Toronto (LLB) and Yale University (LLM).