The Honourable Kevin G. Lynch, P.C., O.C., PH. D, LL.D
Vice-Chair, BMO Financial Group
The Honourable Kevin G. Lynch, P.C., O.C., PH.D, LL.D was appointed Vice Chair of BMO Financial Group in early 2010.
Dr. Lynch began his career in 1976 as an economist with the Bank of Canada. Throughout a storied career, Dr. Lynch served as Deputy Minister of Industry and Deputy Minister of Finance. He then served as Executive Director, the International Monetary Fund until early 2006, when he was appointed the 20th Clerk of the Privy Council, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Public Service of Canada. In July 2009, after a long and distinguished career, Dr. Lynch retired from the Government of Canada.
Dr. Lynch earned his BA from Mount Allison University, his Masters in Economics from the University of Manchester and a doctorate in Economics from McMaster University. Dr. Lynch also holds honourary degrees from seven Canadian universities.
He is also Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Waterloo, and serves on several other boards, including those of the Gairdner Foundation, the Perimeter Institute, U.K. Ditchley, the Learning Partnership, the Samara Foundation, the Shannon School of Business and the Accounting Standards Oversight Council.
The Honourable Kevin G. Lynch was made a Member of the Queen’s Privy
Council for Canada in 2009, and an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2011.
He has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from McMaster University
and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.