John is a Chartered Accountant who retired as a Partner with Ernst & Young in 2010. His more than 30 year accounting career included numerous senior positions, including Managing Partner for both the Halifax office and for Atlantic Canada, as well as a Director in the firm’s Quality and Risk Management group in New York. John has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Acadia University, and holds Chartered Accountant (CA) and Fellow of the Chartered Accountants (FCA) designations. He completed the Directors Education Program from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2012 to obtain his ICD.D designation.
John was appointed Chair of the Teachers’ Pension Plan Trustee Inc. in 2010. He recently completed a term as Vice Chair, Board of Directors of the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation as well as Chair of their Audit Committee.