John is a graduate of Western University, BA (Honors) and subsequently earned his CPA designation in Ontario. He recently retired as a Partner in the global professional services firm Ernst & Young (EY). In his client service role at EY John served a large variety of clients, both public and private, in financial services, real estate, construction and health care. Following his career with EY, John has provided financial advisory services to a variety of business owners in areas of transaction support, tax planning, compliance and financial reporting. John is also a member of the Executive of the Board of The London International Airport and chairs its Finance and Audit Committee. John and his wife Joanne live on a small rural property near Poplar Hill.