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Chairman of the Board

J. Robert S. Prichard
Chairman of the Board

Robert Prichard is Chairman of the Board of Bank of Montreal, having been appointed to this position effective March 20, 2012.

He is the non-executive Chair of Torys LLP, a Canadian law firm. Before joining Torys LLP in September 2010, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Metrolinx. Metrolinx is the regional transportation agency and operator for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Mr. Prichard also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Torstar Corporation, a leading Canadian media company from 2002 – 2009. Mr. Prichard is President Emeritus of the University of Toronto where he served as President from 1990-2000 and previously served as dean of law and as a professor specializing in law and economics.

Mr. Prichard also serves as Chairman of Metrolinx, a Trustee of the Hospital for Sick Children and a member of Ontario’s Economic Advisory Panel.

He studied honours economics at Swarthmore College, received his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and earned law degrees at the University of Toronto and Yale University. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Member of the Order of Ontario and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In June 2016 at the Institute of Corporate Directors’ National Conference & Fellowship Awards Gala, Mr. Prichard will be honoured as a recipient of the ICD Fellowship Award.

(March 2016)


Robert Prichard

R. Prichard (high resolution picture, jpg, 677k)


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