William Butt

Board of Directors Member and Audit & Pension Committee Chair, OMERS | Chairperson, St. Michael’s Hospital President’s Council | Past Global Head of Investment & Corporate Banking, BMO Financial Group

Bill serves on the Board of Directors of OMERS ($90B pension fund) and its Audit & Pension Committee (Chair) and Investment Committees. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Xplornet Communications ($1B communications company) and its Human Resources (Chair), Audit & Finance and Governance Committees.

Bill spent many years with BMO Financial Group most recently as Global Head of Investment & Corporate Banking where he was responsible for all of BMO’s business with major corporations worldwide. In this role, he had profit and loss and risk responsibility for a $60B portfolio (corporate credit & private equity) and a team of 600 professionals in 18 offices in 10 countries. As one of BMO’s most senior officers, Bill sat on BMO’s Management and Performance Committees and BMO Capital Markets’ Executive, Operating and Management Committees.

Bill is Chair of the St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto) President’s Council (2011-present) and was a long-time member of the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors (2003-2011). He serves on the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of its $60mm ‘Stand Up For Kids Campaign for Child Welfare’.

He holds a BComm. (Windsor), MBA (Ivey School of Business), ICD.D (Institute of Corporate Directors) and studied at the Rotterdam School of Management. He was named to Canada's Top 40 Under 40.


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