New chancellor 7771 Jim Leech is a graduate of both Queen’s and RMC

On Canada Day, former President and CEO of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), Jim Leech, assumed his three-year term as the 14th chancellor of Queen’s University.

Chancellor Leech earned his undergraduate degree at the Royal Military College of Canada before obtaining his MBA from the Queen’s School of Business in 1973. As a CEO of the OTTP, Leech oversaw the management of $130 billion in assets before his retirement on Jan. 1 this year.

The position of chancellor remains the highest office at Queen’s and is the ceremonial head of the institution. The chancellor presides over convocations, chairs annual meetings of the University Council, exercises a vote on the Board of Trustees and acts an international ambassador.



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