Brian Tobin hired as vice-chair BMO Capital Markets

Published on April 17, 2013
Brian Tobin. — Submitted photo

Former Newfoundland premier Brian Tobin has been hired as vice chair of BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group.

In a news release, it states that Tobin’s responsibilities will include senior client coverage and business development, based in Toronto.

"Brian brings a unique blend of talents and experience to our clients," said Darryl White, Global Head of Investment and Corporate Banking.

"We are absolutely delighted to welcome him to BMO Capital Markets."

Most recently, Tobin has been a senior business advisor with Dentons Canada LLP (formerly Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP) in Toronto. He has also been a strategic advisor to several Canadian corporations and served on a number of public company boards. He was executive chairman and CEO of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Ltd. until its sale to Cliffs Natural Resources. He also serves as director of AECON Group Inc. and Chairman of the Board of New Flyer Industries Inc.

Tobin served as premier of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1996 to 2000, winning two consecutive majority governments. He was also a MP from 1980 to 1996 and again from 2000 to 2002. His federal political career included positions as Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (1993 to 1996) and Minister of Industry (2000 to 2002).

Tobin was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in January 2013.

BMO Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group, one of the largest financial services providers in North America.