David Beatty ’59
Old Boy of Distinction (2022)
Parent of Andrew ’86, Chuck ‘88 and Ken ‘88
Grandparent of Will ’23 and Oliver Finlayson ’24
Renowned economist, corporate governance expert and founding managing director of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, past president of George Weston Foods, Member of the Order of Canada, former UCC Board of Governors chair, and currently the academic director of the David and Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance and Innovation, among myriad other achievements and contributions.
“Being the Old Boy of Distinction for 2022 is a wonderful recognition of my career. The school has always embedded the idea that beyond
success there is significance — that giving back to society as a whole is an obligation and a gift to each student. For today’s students, as for my students at the Rotman School of Management, I have three recommendations. One: to be effective you have to be reflective — being busy is easy, being useful is not. Two: Carpe diem (remember Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society). And three: do unto others as you would be done by.”