Mr. Smith is the Co-Founder, Chair, and Chief Executive Officer of First National Financial LP. He also serves as Chair of the Canada Guaranty Mortgage Insurance Company and as a board member of various organizations, including Empire Life Insurance Company and the C.D. Howe Institute. He is a member of the Business Council of Canada.
Mr. Smith also served for ten years as a board member of Metrolinx Inc./GO Transit, both as Vice-Chairman and as Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee.
Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University and a Master of Economic Science, with a specialization in the Economics of Industry, from the London School of Economics and Political Science.