William Terrence Wright

Counsel, Pitblado LLP; Chair of Conduct Review, Corporate Governance and Human Resources Committee; Member of Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance Committee

Director since September 2013.

William Terrence Wright, Q.C. shares his valuable experience from many years in executive positions within the financial services industry. Prior to 2006, when he re-joined Pitblado LLP as Counsel, Mr. Wright was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of IGM Financial Inc. (Investors Group) from 1992 to 2005.  In this role, Mr. Wright was responsible for the legal, regulatory, compliance and public policy issues concerning Investors Group and its subsidiaries. During this time, he also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada and the Mutual Funds Dealers Association of Canada and a director of the Canadian Payments Association, Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments and the Centre for the Financial Services OmbudsNetwork.

Mr. Wright was a member of the Federal Finance Minister’s Task Force for the Payment Systems Review (2010/2011) and has served on the Boards of a number of other public, regulated and private companies.  Mr. Wright also has a strong sense of community involvement, having served as President of the Board of Directors of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Chairman of the Health Sciences Centre Research Foundation Inc., Chairman of the Board of both the Victoria General Hospital and the Victoria General Hospital Foundation Inc., Manitoba Chair of the National Mental Health Fund, Capital Campaign Co Chair Red River College and President of the Children’s Home of Winnipeg.

Mr. Wright received economics and law degrees from the University of Manitoba in 1967 and 1970 respectively, was called to the Bar in Manitoba in 1971 and currently serves on the Boards of ICE Futures (Canada) Inc. and ICE Clear (Canada) Inc.

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