Rt. Hon. Paul Martin
Former Prime Minister of Canada
During his tenure as Minister of Finance, he erased Canada’s deficit, subsequently recording five consecutive budget surpluses while paying down the national debt and setting Canada’s debt-to-GDP ratio on a steady downward track. He was the inaugural chair of the Finance Ministers’ G-20 in 1999.
After leaving politics, Mr. Martin founded the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative focusing on elementary and secondary education for Aboriginal students and the Capital for Aboriginal Prosperity and Entrepreneurship (CAPE) Fund, an investment fund investing in Aboriginal business.
Internationally, he is chairman of the Congo Basin Forest Fund, a 200 million dollar British-Norwegian-Canadian poverty alleviation and sustainable development fund for the ten-nation Congo Basin Rainforest. He sits on the Advisory Council of the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa, sponsored by the African Union, the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank. Mr. Martin is also a commissioner for the Global Ocean Commission.
Before entering politics, he had a distinguished career as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The CSL Group Inc., the largest self-unloading shipping company in the world. Its acquisition by Mr. Martin in 1981 represented the most important leveraged buyout in Canada at that time.
Mr. Martin studied philosophy and history at St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1966.
He is married to Sheila Ann Cowan. They have three sons: Paul, Jamie and David and five grandchildren Ethan, Liam, Finn, Sienna and Lara.
Dr. John C. Hull
Professor at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Hull is co-director of Rotman’s Master of Finance program and Rotman’s new Master of Financial Risk Management program. In addition to the University of Toronto, Dr. Hull has taught at York University, University of British Columbia, New York University, Cranfield University, and London Business School.
Dean, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management
Prior to his appointment at the Bank, Macklem served as Associate Deputy Minister of the Federal Department of Finance and Canada’s Finance Deputy at the G7 and G20. He also served as chair of the Standing Committee on Standards Implementation of the Financial Stability Board. In that role, he worked to establish an international system of peer review to promote and assess the implementation of new financial standards across the 24 most financially important countries in the world. Macklem occupied increasingly senior positions in the Bank of Canada’s Research Department (now Canadian Economic Analysis) until his appointment as Chief in January 2000. He was appointed Adviser to the Governor in August 2003.
In 2003-4, Macklem was seconded to the Department of Finance, returning to the Bank as a Deputy Governor in December 2004. He rejoined Finance as Associate Deputy Minister in 2007.
Macklem is a well-known expert in monetary and financial systems and has contributed articles to such publications as The Economic Journal, Journal of International Money and Finance, Canadian Public Policy, and the Canadian Journal of Economics, while providing chapters and commentaries on monetary, fiscal, and financial policies in over a dozen books and conference proceedings.
Dr. Jack Mintz
Palmer Chair in Public Policy - University of Calgary
He also serves on the boards of Imperial Oil Limited, Morneau Shepell and is chair and Vice-President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. As of September 1 2015, he has been appointed as the National Policy Advisor for the accounting firm EY.