Honourable Brian V. Tobin, P.C., O.C.
Vice Chair Investment & Corporate Banking, BMO Capital Markets
The Hon. Brian Tobin was named as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2013 for his contribution to Canadian public policy as a federal and provincial politician, and for supporting economic development in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Mr. Tobin served as the Federal Minister of Industry from October 2000 - January 2002, prior to which he served as the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1996 - 2000. He served as a Member of Parliament from 1980 – 1996, and as Minister of Fisheries and Oceans in the federal cabinet from 1993 - 1996.
Mr. Tobin is Vice Chair Investment & Corporate Banking, BMO Capital Markets. He serves as chairman and director of New Flyer Industries Inc., lead director and Vice Chairman of Aecon Group Inc., and is a director of Element Financial Corp. Mr. Tobin is also a member of the board of directors for the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Mr. Tobin previously served as Executive Chairman, President & CEO of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Ltd. He led the negotiating team that sold CLM to Cliffs Natural Resources for $4.9 billion, which was one of the biggest global mining deals in 2011.
Mr. Tobin is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a graduate of the Directors Education Program. Mr. Tobin has been awarded honorary degrees by both St. Francis Xavier University and Brock University.