The Honourable Kevin G. Lynch, P.C., O.C., PH.D, LL.D is Vice Chairman of BMO Financial Group. Dr. Lynch is a distinguished former public servant with 33 years of service with the Government of Canada, serving as Clerk of the Privy Council, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Public Service of Canada as well as Deputy Minister of Finance, Deputy Minister of Industry and Canada’s Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund.
Dr. Lynch is Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Waterloo and Chair of the Canadian Ditchley Foundation, and serves on other boards including the Gairdner Foundation, the Killam Trusts, the Perimeter Institute, the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, and the Shannon School of Business. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Policy Councils and on the Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee.
Dr. Lynch earned his BA from Mount Allison University, his Masters in Economics from the University of Manchester and a doctorate in Economics from McMaster University. He also holds seven honourary degrees. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2011 and a Member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada in 2009. He has been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for public service.