William L. Young
Chair of the Board of Directors
Mr. Young has been a member of the Board of Directors of Intact Financial Corporation since 2018 and was appointed Chair in May 2022. He has extensive public company board experience. He was a member of the Magna International Board of Directors from 2011 until May 2022 and has chaired that board from 2012 to 2022. He was also appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. in September 2020, and has extensive experience in the private equity sector. He co-founded and was a partner of Monitor Clipper Partners, a private equity firm established in 1998. He is also a founding partner of Westbourne Management Group (1988) and was a partner in the European practice of Bain & Company (1981 to 1988).
Mr. Young possesses significant operational experience, as well as extensive mergers and acquisitions experience. He is Chair Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of Queen’s University, which he chaired from 2006 to 2012 and he is chair of the board of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). Mr. Young has significant private company board and board leadership experience over the last 20 years, including a number of European and U.S.-based companies. He is a professional engineer (P.Eng. – Ontario) with a B.Sc (Honours) in chemical engineering (Queen’s) and an MBA with distinction (Harvard).