Board of directors

Chairman, Thomson Reuters; Chairman, The Woodbridge Company Limited

David Thomson

David is Chairman of Thomson Reuters. He is also a Chairman of Woodbridge, the Thomson family investment company, and Chairman of The Globe and Mail Inc., a Canadian media company. David is an active private investor with a focus on real estate and serves on the boards of several private companies.

David has an MA from Cambridge University.


 

President and Chief Executive Officer, Thomson Reuters

James C. Smith

Jim began his career as a journalist and rose through the ranks at Thomson Newspapers to become responsible for operations in North America. He then led a number of professional publishing businesses serving the legal, regulatory and academic markets. He served as global head of Human Resources before becoming Chief Operating Officer of The Thomson Corporation. Following the acquisition of Reuters in 2008, Jim ran the Professional division of the combined company. He was named Chief Executive Officer in January 2012.

Jim is a non-executive director of Pfizer, Inc. He also serves on the board of the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative and is a member of the Forum’s International Business Council, as well as on the International Advisory Boards of British American Business and the Atlantic Council.

Jim graduated from Marshall University. 

Corporate Director

Sheila Bair

Sheila Bair has had a long and distinguished career in government, academia, and finance.  Twice named by Forbes Magazine as the second most powerful woman in the world, she was Chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) from 2006 to 2011, when she steered the agency through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. She is a frequent commentator and op-ed contributor on financial regulation and system stability, as well as author of the NY Times Best Seller, Bull by the Horns, her 2012 memoir of the financial crisis. 

Sheila is a director of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd. She also serves on the boards of two non-public financial companies, Paxos and Avant. She is an advisory board member to Grupo Santander and the China Bank Regulatory Commission and a founding board member of The Volcker Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to excellence in public service. She has a BA and law degree from the University of Kansas. 

Deputy Chairman, Thomson Reuters; President and Chief Executive Officer, The Woodbridge Company Limited

David W. Binet

David is Deputy Chairman of Thomson Reuters. He is also President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Woodbridge, the Thomson family investment company. Prior to January 2013, he held a number of senior positions at Woodbridge over a 14-year period, including Chief Operating Officer. David is a director of The Globe and Mail Inc., a Canadian media company, and of a number of other companies in which Woodbridge is invested. He is also Chairman of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Prior to joining Woodbridge in 1999, he was a partner at a major law firm.

David has a law degree from McGill University, a BA from Queen’s University and a graduate degree in journalism from Northwestern University. 

Corporate Director

Ed Clark

Ed served as Group President and Chief Executive Officer of TD Bank Group from 2002 until his retirement in November 2014. Ed was inducted as a Companion of the Canadian Order of the Business Hall of Fame in 2016. In 2014 Ed was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institute. In 2010, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the country's highest distinctions. Ed is also a special advisor to The Woodbridge Company Limited, the principal shareholder of Thomson Reuters.

Ed has a BA from the University of Toronto, and an MA and Doctorate in Economics from Harvard University. He has also received honorary degrees from Mount Allison University, Queen's University, Western University and the University of Toronto. 

 

Corporate Director

Michael E. Daniels

In March 2013, Michael retired as Senior Vice President and Group Executive of Global Services at International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). Throughout his 36-year career with the company, he held a variety of leadership positions in sales, marketing, and services, including Senior Vice President, Global Technology Services, General Manager of Sales and Distribution Operations in the Americas, and Head of Global Services in Asia Pacific. Michael is a director of SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. and Johnson Controls International plc.

Michael has a BA from the College of Holy Cross. 


 

President and Chief Executive Officer, Key Investment, Inc

Vance K. Opperman

Vance is President and Chief Executive Officer of Key Investment, Inc., a private investment company involved in publishing and other activities, and Lead Independent Director of Thomson Reuters. Previously, Vance was President of West Publishing Company, a provider of legal and business research which is now owned by Thomson Reuters. He is also Lead Independent Director of TCF Financial Corporation and serves on the boards of several educational and not-for-profit organizations.

Vance has a law degree from the University of Minnesota and practiced law for many years. 


 

Executive Vice President and President of U.S. Operations, Zoetis

Kristin Peck

Kristin is Executive Vice President and President of U.S. Operations at Zoetis, a NYSE-listed global leader in the discovery, development, manufacture and commercialization of animal health medicines and vaccines that was spun off by Pfizer in 2013. From October 2012 through April 2015, she served as Executive Vice President and Group President of Zoetis. Kristin joined Pfizer in 2004 and held various positions, including Executive Vice President, Worldwide Business Development and Innovation; Senior Vice President, Worldwide Business Development, Strategy and Innovation; Vice President, Strategic Planning; Chief of Staff to the Vice Chairman; and Senior Director, Strategic Planning. Kristin also served as a member of Pfizer’s Executive Leadership Team. Prior to joining Pfizer, she was a Principal at Boston Consulting Group. Kristin is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the Deming Center for Quality, Productivity and Competitiveness at Columbia Business School.

Kristin holds a Bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.

Corporate Director

Barry Salzberg

Barry served as the Global Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited from 2011 until his retirement in May 2015. He joined Deloitte in 1977 and his roles included Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of the firm's U.S. operations.  He is currently a Professor at Columbia Business School. Barry previously served as a board member of New Profit, Inc., Chairman of College Summit, Chairman of the United Way Worldwide and Chairman of the Board of the YMCA of Greater New York.

Barry earned a BS in Accounting from Brooklyn College, a JD from Brooklyn Law School, and an LLM in Taxation from the New York University School of Law.

 

Chairman, The Woodbridge Company Limited

Peter J. Thomson

Peter is a Chairman of Woodbridge, the Thomson family investment company. He is an active private equity investor and serves on the boards of several private companies.

Peter has a BA from the University of Western Ontario. 

 

 

 

Corporate Director

Wulf von Schimmelmann

From 1999 to June 2007, Wulf was Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Postbank AG, where he transformed the organization from a check processing division of Deutsche Post to one of Germany’s leading retail banks. Since 2008, he has served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Post DHL AG, an international leader in mail and logistics services. He also serves as a member of the Supervisory Boards of both Maxingvest AG and Allianz Deutschland AG and as a director of Accenture Ltd. Prior to his lengthy career in banking, he was a partner at McKinsey & Co., working in Switzerland, the U.S. and Germany. He was also previously a member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom, a director of Western Union and Chair of BAWAG P.S.K.

Wulf received a degree in economic sciences and his PhD in economics from the University of Zurich.