John served as non-executive Chairman of the Board of The Toronto-Dominion Bank, a Canadian financial institution, for eight years until January 1, 2011. Prior to that, he was Vice Chairman of the Board of IBM from 2000 to 2002. John also held a number of senior management positions in his career at IBM, including oversight of the company’s worldwide technology, manufacturing and business strategy.
John is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a degree in engineering science, and completed executive management programs at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and the Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University. He was previously Chancellor of the University of Western Ontario.