John S. Hunkin, BA, MBA (York), LLD (Hon. York)
Following his previous term from 1994 to 2004, John begins a new term with the Board of Governors effective February 27, 2012. He serves on the Executive and Finance and Audit Committees.
John is the former Chairman, President and C E O of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. On his retirement in 2005 after 36 years with CIBC he continued his focus on not-for-profit activities.
He is the Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council, Schulich School of Business and was a Board member of the York University Foundation. He serves on the board of St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation where he is a member of the Executive Committee and past co-chair of two capital campaigns. He is on the board and a past Chair of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation where he serves on the Finance and Audit Committee and the Nominations Committee. He is also a former member of the Board of Trustees of CAMH. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Li Ka Shing (Canada) Foundation and the global board of Enablis.
John was a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award in 2002 and he received the 2009 Association of Fundraising Professionals GTA Chapter, philanthropy award as Outstanding Volunteer.