PAUL G. SMITH, MBA, MPA, ICD.D
Comfortable in large organizations and in entrepreneurial settings, Paul G. Smith is an accomplished professional offering a comprehensive mix of public and private sector experience, together with board of director, CEO and CFO experience across diverse industries.
He began his career in the federal public sector where he served in advisory roles within Ministerial offices of the Government of Canada, including as Executive Assistant to the Prime Minister.
After formative years in the private sector with Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE), he co-founded Equity Financial Holdings (TSX: EQI) and transformed it into an OSFI-regulated, publicly-traded financial institution. More recently, he has taken an active role in Frontline Broadband Inc. leading its transition into one of Canada’s fastest-growing small cable companies.
Paul serves, or has served, on the boards of directors of over a dozen public, private, non-profit, academic and governmental entities. Notably, he served on the board of VIA Rail Canada and was the youngest Chair in the Crown Corporation’s history. Recently, he was appointed Chair of Park Lawn Corporation (TSX: PLC).
Fluent in English and French (maternal language), he has lived in France and across Canada. His academic studies include two Masters and two Bachelor degrees, as well as the ICD.D designation. He was recently appointed as the Canadian Trustee for the INSEAD Alumni Fund.