For his contributions as a leading public servant, jurist and regulator who has served on the Federal Court and as chair of both the Ontario Energy Board and the Ontario Securities Commission.
Howard Wetston has been a transformative leader in Canada’s public service. Rising from humble beginnings, he trained as a lawyer and rose to the position of federal court judge. His inspiring leadership led him to make a lasting impact in a wide range of senior public service roles, both provincially and federally. Notably, as chair of the Ontario Securities Commission, he is lauded for having reinforced Canadian securities safeguards. He has also campaigned strongly for the transformation of Canadian business practice to be more inclusive of women in senior management.