Currently, John is the chair of the board for Advanced Micro Devices Inc., a world leader in semiconductors for computing and consumer electronics. He is also a director of Faro Technologies, Inc., the world leader in three-dimensional manufacturing measurement systems; IAMGOLD, a leading mid-tier gold mining company; and Samuel Son & Co Limited, one of the largest North American metal processors and distributors and industrial manufacturers. Currently he serves on four audit committees, chairing two; four corporate governance committees, chairing two; and two compensation committees.
John has extensive executive-level and board experience, having served as a chief executive officer in three public companies for more than 18 years. Throughout his career, he has served on a total of 13 boards of directors. He also has a background in finance, having served as a chief financial officer of CAE Inc. and Carling O’Keefe Breweries. He attained his CPA, CA designation with PricewaterhouseCoopers.