Mr. Butt joined the Board of Directors in 2019.
Mr. Butt spent many years with BMO Financial Group, most recently as Global Head of Investment and Corporate Banking, a role in which he was responsible for BMO’s business with major corporations worldwide encompassing equity and debt financing, corporate lending, mergers and acquisition advisory services, merchant banking, trade finance and global treasury management. Bill sat on BMO's Management Committee and BMO Capital Markets' Executive Operating and Management Committees.
Bill serves on the Boards of Directors of OMERS and chairs its Audit and Pension Committee. He also serves on the Board of Xplornet Communications and chairs its Human Recourses and Governance Committee. Mr. Butt is Chairman of the St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto) President’s Council and a member of the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. He is Co-Chairperson of the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s $60 million “Stand Up For Kids Campaign for Child Welfare” and a member of the Children’s Aid Foundation’s Board of Directors.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor, an MBA from the Ivey Business School, and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.