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John L. Sherrington

After a distinguished career of 40 years in investment banking, John retired in December 2015 from Scotiabank where he held the role of Vice-Chairman, Global Investment Banking.  John was responsible for senior executive relationships with major Canadian corporations as a trusted advisor. John established and led the foremost Financial Services Group on Bay Street, which was instrumental in a number of landmark transactions, notably the demutualization of the Canadian life insurance industry and played a lead role on the largest IPO in Canadian corporate history: $2.4 billion IPO of Manulife Financial.

John has been actively involved in a wide range of board and philanthropic activities:

Executive Committee, Institute of Corporate Directors

Chair, Children’s Aid Foundation

Chair and Trustee, Toronto Symphony Foundation

Vice-Chair, Bridgepoint Health Foundation

Director, Mt. Sinai Health Foundation

Director, Toronto Foundation

Director, SMC Alpha Man Holdings

Director, Sunnybrook Hospital & Foundation

Director, Duke of Edinburgh Award for Canada, Charter For Business

National Board of Governors, Canadian Centre For Diversity

Major Gifts Cabinet, United Way of Toronto

John was educated in the UK at Oxford University and the City of London Business School before emigrating to Canada in 1974.

He holds the ICD.D from the Canadian Institute of Directors and the F.C. S. I. from the Canadian Securities Institute.