To the UBC community,
I am pleased to announce that the Board of Governors today appointed prominent community and business leader, and double alumnus Lindsay Gordon to become the university’s 18th chancellor, upon nomination by the UBC Alumni Association Board of Directors.
In Lindsay Gordon, UBC has found a passionate advocate. His vast and diverse expertise will bring a global lens to the university.
Mr. Gordon recently retired as President and CEO of HSBC Bank Canada after enjoying a very successful 25-year career with the bank. This followed ten years in senior roles with Export Development Canada. He has served on the boards of numerous Canadian business and volunteer organizations.
Following a 1973 B.A. (Economics) and an MBA from the UBC Sauder School of Business in 1976, Mr. Gordon has remained closely associated with UBC. He is co-chair of the start an evolution campaign, Canada’s largest fundraising and alumni engagement effort.
Starting July 1st, Lindsay Gordon will work closely with incoming president Dr. Arvind Gupta, UBC Board of Governors and the Senates to further UBC’s tradition of excellence in learning, citizenship and research, and to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.
Mr. Gordon will replace Sarah Morgan-Silvester who steps down on June 30, 2014 after exemplary service to the university since 2008. UBC owes a debt of gratitude to Ms. Morgan-Silvester who was tireless in her efforts on the university’s behalf.
Please join me in congratulating Lindsay Gordon in his new role.
Chair, UBC Board of Governors