Brian PorterIn mid-June, Brian Porter (BComm’80, LLD’08) was elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of Toronto’s University Health Network.

“UHN is a national treasure that brings together quality healthcare and research by the country’s leading medical professionals,” said Mr. Porter. “I am proud to have the opportunity to work with such a dedicated and diverse group of Board members and to contribute to the ongoing success of this great institution.”

Mr. Porter joined Scotiabank in 1981, holding a variety of positions, including executive roles with Global Banking and Markets, Global Risk Management, Group Treasury and International Banking. He served as the Bank’s Chief Risk Officer from 2005 to 2008, as Group Head of Risk & Treasury from 2008 to 2010 and as Group Head of International Banking from 2010 to 2012. He was appointed President of Scotiabank in November 2012, and assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer a year later.

Mr. Porter holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie (1980) and was awarded an honorary degree from Dal in 2008. 

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