Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jim Leech as our new Board Chair.
Mr. Leech is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan -- Canada’s largest single profession pension plan representing 303,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario. He has led large public companies operating and investing in the financial services, real estate and energy industries, as well as start-up technology businesses.
He is the former President and CEO of Unicorp Canada Corp., one of Canada’s first public merchant banks, and Union Energy Inc., then one of North America’s largest integrated energy and pipeline companies. He graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada with a B.Sc. (Honours Mathematics and Physics) and holds an MBA from Queen’s University. He is a certified director, as a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Leech has served on the Board of Directors of Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation since 1996.
Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation raises funds for research, education and the enhancement of patient care at University Health Network, Canada’s pre-eminent research and teaching hospital.