Mr. Lynton R. (Red) Wilson, is currently Chairman, CAE Inc. and Chancellor, McMaster University. Lynton R. (Red) Wilson was born and educated in Port Colborne, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University and an MA from Cornell University. Following appointment as a Foreign Service officer with Canada’s Department of Trade and Commerce in 1962, Mr. Wilson was Assistant Commercial Secretary at the Canadian Embassy in Vienna 1963-65 and Second Secretary in Tokyo 1967-68. He served as Corporate Economist and Director of Economic Research, John Labatt Limited 1969-71, Coordinator, Industrial R & D Policy for the Ministry of State, Science & Technology 1972, Strategic Planning and Development Officer, MacMillan Bloedel Ltd., 1973-74, and Vice President & Director, MacMillan Bloedel Enterprises Inc. 1974-77.
Mr. Wilson was appointed Executive Director, Policy & Priorities, Ministry of Industry & Tourism, Government of Ontario 1977-78; Deputy Minister of Industry & Tourism 1978-81. He was President and Chief Executive Officer, Redpath Industries Limited 1981-88; Managing Director, North America, Tate & Lyle PLC 1986-89; Chairman of the Board, Redpath Industries Limited 1988-89; Vice Chairman, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto 1989-90.
He served as President & COO, BCE Inc. 1990-92; President and Chief Executive Officer, BCE Inc. 1992-93; Chairman, President & CEO, BCE Inc. 1993-96; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BCE Inc. 1996-98; and Chairman of the Board, BCE Inc. 1998-2000.
Mr. Wilson also serves as a Director of Daimler AG (Supervisory Board). He is a Founding Co-Chairman of the Historica Foundation of Canada, and a director of the Historica-Dominion Institute, Chairman Emeritus of Nortel Networks Corporation, and a Member of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Committee on the Public Service. He was Chairman of the Government of Canada’s Competition Policy Review Panel (2007 – 2008). Mr. Wilson is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and is the recipient of honorary degrees from six Canadian universities.