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Allan W. Smith

Allan W. Smith
Vice-Chair, Board of Governors & Chair, Finance and Audit Committee

Allan Smith is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) who has acted in both financial and senior management capacities in a variety of sectors and industries during his career, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of St. John Ambulance Canada.  Within the private sector, Allan joined Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu) after university graduation; later serving as a senior executive with MD Management, a subsidiary of the Canadian Medial Association; and then as President / CEO and board director of Saxon Financial; leading the company during a period of profitable growth, through an IPO and onto the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) in 2005.

For many years, Allan has actively participated in the community as a volunteer.  He has served as the long time Treasurer and Chair of the Board of Grace Presbyterian Church and for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB), a Christian charity whose goal is “A world without hunger”.  On behalf of the CFGB, Allan conducts financial and management reviews of international partner agencies in developing countries, such as the Congo (DRC), South Sudan, Ethiopia and Bangladesh.

Born in Montreal, Allan holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma in Public Accounting from McGill University; and an MBA from the University of Ottawa.

Appointed in 2014 until 2023.

Last updated on: June 20th, 2022