As CEO, Jim Leech is responsible for the investment management and administration of the pensions of the 300,000 Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan members.
Mr. Leech joined Teachers’ in 2001 to lead Teachers’ Private Capital and was appointed President and CEO in2007. Under his leadership, Teachers’ Private Capital became one of the world’s leading private equity investors.
He has a solid reputation for building successful businesses with strong management teams. He was previously the President and CEO of Unicorp Canada Corporation, one of Canada's first public merchant banks, and Union Energy Inc., then one of North America's largest integrated energy and pipeline companies.
He holds a B.Sc. (Honours Math and Physics)from the Royal Military College of Canada and an MBA from Queen's University, and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Leech serves on the boards of Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation, the MasterCard Foundation and was a founding director of Right To Play International. He also chairs the advisory board of the Queen's School of Business and participates onthe advisory board for The Learning Partnership, the advisory council for the Toronto Board of Trade and the Toronto Financial Services Leadership Council.
He is a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of his work with the True Patriot Love Foundation.