Jock Finlayson was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada in June 2007.
Mr. Finlayson was born in Comox, British Columbia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science and a master’s degree in international relations, both from the University of British Columbia. He also received a master’s degree in business administration from Yale University and a postgraduate diploma in economics from the University of London (United Kingdom).
Mr. Finlayson is Executive Vice-President of Policy at the Business Council of British Columbia. From 1990 to 1994, he was Vice-President of Research at the Canadian Council of Chief Executives in Ottawa. Earlier in his career, he worked as a Senior Associate at Environics Research Group and gained experience at two Canadian management consulting firms.
Mr. Finlayson serves on the boards of the Canada West Foundation and the Institute for Research on Public Policy. He is also a member of both the Economic Forecast Council to the British Columbia Ministry of Finance and the National Statistics Council. From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Finlayson was a member of the Board of Directors of the British Columbia Innovation Council and the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee.
Mr. Finlayson has published widely in the fields of international trade, economic policy and Canadian public affairs. He is a past president of both the Association of Professional Economists of British Columbia and the Ottawa Economics Association.