John M. Thompson
John Thompson 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 until 2002. Mr. Thompson also held a number of senior management positions in his career at IBM including having oversight responsibility for the company's worldwide technology, manufacturing and business strategy.
He 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 at the University of Western Ontario and the Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University. Mr. Thompson was previously Chancellor of the University of Western Ontario.
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Director since 2003
Areas of expertise: technology, operations, marketing, finance, international business
Committee membership: Audit, Corporate Governance