The LRI’s Board of Governors is drawn from a spectrum of senior academic, corporate and government circles. The Institute is honoured to be able to draw on the strategic advice and support of the following governors in pursuit of its mission and vision.


William Downe, CM, LLD

Immediate Past Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Group

John A. Gent

John A. Gent, PhD

Independent Consultant; Former Chief Executive of JP Morgan International Bank Ltd

Dr. Gillian K. Hadfield

Dr. Gillian K. Hadfield

Schwartz Reisman Chair & Director of the Schwartz Reisman Institute in Technology and Society; Professor of Law and Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Toronto.

Professor Geoffrey Jones, the Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at the Harvard Business School (HBS)

Professor Geoffrey G. Jones

Isidor Straus Professor of Business History, Harvard Business School

Juliette Kayyem

Professor Juliette Kayyem

Belfer Senior Lecturer in International Security; John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Kevin Lynch

The Honourable Kevin G. Lynch, P.C., O.C., PH.D, LL.D

Former Clerk of the Privy Council, Canada; Vice-Chair, BMO Financial Group

Mona Malone

Mona Malone

Chief Human Resources Officer and Head of People & Culture, BMO Financial Group


General (ret.) Stanley A. McChrystal

Former Commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan; Former Leader of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC); Co-Founder of The McChrystal Group

Dr. Mary A. O’Sullivan

Dr. Mary A. O’Sullivan

Professor of Economic History, University of Geneva in Switzerland

Dr. Andrea H. Schneider-Braunberger

Dr. Andrea H. Schneider-Braunberger

CEO of Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte (Association of Business History)

David Walmsley

David Walmsley

Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail