David Laidley was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada in June 2007.
Mr. Laidley was born in Montréal, Quebec. He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University in 1967.
Mr. Laidley is Chairman Emeritus of Deloitte & Touche LLP (Canada), where he served as a partner from 1975 until his retirement in 2007. A chartered accountant, he has enjoyed a distinguished career spanning 40 years with Canada’s largest professional services firm, with specialization in its tax and audit practices. He was elected Chairman of the firm in 2000 and served in that capacity until 2006.
Mr. Laidley currently serves on the boards of Nautilus Indemnity Limited (where he is Chairman), Aviva Canada Inc., ProSep Inc., EMCOR Group Inc., Groupe Aeroplan Inc., the Cole Foundation, the Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, the McGill University Health Centre Foundation, and the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University. He has previously served on the boards of a wide range of not-for-profit organizations in Canada.