Brian J. Porter served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Scotiabank from November 1, 2013 to January 31, 2023. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Governors of Huron University College at Western University, as a Director of the Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., and as a Director of the Board of the Atlantic Salmon Federation.
He has also served as Chair of the University Health Network (UHN) Board of Trustees for 7 years, and currently sits as a member of the UHN Board of Trustees. Mr. Porter previously served as Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the Washington-based Institute of International Finance (IIF) as well as a Board Member of the Council of the Americas.
Mr. Porter earned a B.Comm. from Dalhousie University, and has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) from Dalhousie University (2008) and Ryerson University (2018). He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School.