The University of Toronto is pleased to announce the election of Janet Ecker as Chair of the Governing Council for 2022-23.
Janet Ecker has a distinguished track record of public service. She was the founding CEO of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance and established the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services and the Centre of Excellence in Financial Services Education. As Ontario Minister of Finance, Ms. Ecker was the first woman to deliver a budget in the province. She also led significant public policy reforms as Minister of Education, Minister of Community and Social Services and Government House Leader. Ms. Ecker sits on the Board of Trustees of the University Pension Plan (UPP), a multi-employer, jointly sponsored pension plan. In 2016, Ms. Ecker received the Order of Canada for her public service and contributions to the financial sector. She has served as a Governor of the University (as a Lieutenant Governor in Council appointee) since 2014.