Mr. David Bennett, '85

Past Chair
B.Sc.; FIA (Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, UK)
Dave graduated from SJK in 1985, went to Western University for Math, then moved to the UK where he joined the actuarial profession. Over his career, Dave has worked almost exclusively in financial services, first in asset management, then life insurance, and finally as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company. Dave returned to Canada in 2002, to lead a business unit at Manulife, followed by heading up Mergers & Acquisitions. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer of The Equitable Life of Canada.

"I feel a deep and longstanding connection to SJK – first as a student between 1979 and 1985, and now as a parent who is also active with the Board of Governors. While the school has evolved immensely (it is, quite frankly, a different school in all but name), the principles of a strong community and breadth of experiences remain intact. My children’s experiences will be very different from mine, but I am confident that they will be as equally rewarding. I am grateful to be able to “give back” to SJK, doing what I can to contribute to the community, and to help perpetuate what I consider a very special place."

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