Jim retired to Midland in 2019 with his wife Karen following a successful career spanning more than 37 years with the Royal Bank of Canada. Throughout his career he held a number of increasingly senior roles, predominantly centered around the financial service industry. Jim has specialized skills in financial and operational risk management, strategic development and sales marketing. Jim enjoys team building, change management and coaching new leaders.
He graduated in 1982 from University of Western Ontario with an undergraduate degree in Financial Studies. He went on to complete a Masters of Business Administration in 1999 from the Ivey School of Business.
Elected to the Georgian Bay General Hospital Board in 2020, Jim is looking forward to developing cross board synergies with the Foundation board. Jim’s personal goals in retirement are to give back to the community and due to personal experience, he understands the importance of access to local healthcare and a strong system on which the community can depend.
He has a daughter and son who are building their new careers in southern Ontario in the Financial Services sector.
Jim is an avid fan of the outdoors, with a special interest in boating, sledding, fishing, golf, skiing and when time permits, loves relaxing with a good book.