Rod Phillips is a business and public policy leader and lifelong community volunteer. He was the Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Ajax, Ontario and served as Ontario's Minister of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks, Minister of Finance, and Minister of Long-term Care. Prior to his public service, Mr. Phillips was the President and CEO of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, and of Morneau Shepell (Lifeworks). He began his career as a management consultant with KPMG. He also worked with Goodmans LLP and as Chief of Staff to the first Mayor of the amalgamated city of Toronto.
Mr. Phillips was also Canadian Chair and Global Advisory Board Member of Afiniti and served as Chair of the Board of Directors for Postmedia Network Inc., and as a member of the corporate boards of Data Communications Management, Top Aces, and the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation. Mr. Phillips served as the volunteer chair of CivicAction and the TELUS Community Fund and on the Boards of Toronto International Film Festival, the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation, the Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Addiction and Mental Health, the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Bridgepoint Health, and the Toronto Community Foundation. He is a past President of the Canadian Club of Toronto.
Mr. Phillips has an Honours BA in Political Science and English from the University of Western Ontario, and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is also a graduate of the Rotman School of Management Directors Education Program with Institute of Corporate Directors designation, ICD.D.
Mr. Phillips is currently not a director of any other public companies.