David Laidley is Chairman Emeritus of Deloitte & Touche LLP, having retired from Deloitte & Touche in 2007 after a distinguished 40‐year career with the firm. While serving as Chairman of Deloitte & Touche LLP from 2000 to 2006, he was a member of the Global Board of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a member of the Governance Committee and Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee. In 2001, Mr. Laidley was elected a fellow of the Québec Order of Chartered Accountants. Currently, Mr. Laidley is a member of the following Boards of Directors:
Aimia Inc., Aviva Canada Inc., Bank of Canada, EMCOR Group Inc., Nautilus Indemnity Holdings Limited (Chairman), ProSep Inc., and on a number of other boards of private institutions and foundations.
Mr. Laidley has been active in a number of business and philanthropic organizations in Montreal. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Royal Victoria Hospital from 1983 to 1991, and as Chairman of the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation from 1991 to 1999, and president of the McGill Alumni Association from 1986 to 1988. He presently serves on the Boards of the Institute of Corporate Directors, The Fraser Institute, Pearson College of the Pacific, and the McGill University Health Centre Foundation. Mr. Laidley joined the McGill Desautels Faculty of Management Advisory Board in June 2002, and served as Chairman from November 2004 to April 2009. He graduated from McGill University in 1967 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.