Chair, Paradigm Capital Inc. and the “godfather of Canadian governance”
Mr. Peter James Dey has been Chairman of Paradigm Capital Inc., an investment dealer, since November 2005. He has been a Director of Gran Tierra Energy Inc. since May 2015. From June 2006 to April 2017, Mr. Dey served as a Director of Goldcorp Inc. He was also a Director of Caracal Energy Inc. from March 2013 to July 2014, a Director of Enablence Technologies Inc. from October 2011 to October 2013, and a Director of Coventree Inc. from April 2008 to February 2012. Mr. Dey was a Partner of the law firm Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, where he specialized in corporate board issues and mergers and acquisitions, from 2001 to 2005, and prior to that from 1985 to 1994 and from 1973 to 1983.
From 1994 to 2001, Mr. Dey was Chairman of Morgan Stanley Canada Limited, where he helped develop the Canadian investment banking business and the overall strategic direction of Morgan Stanley in Canada. From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Dey chaired The Toronto Stock Exchange Committee on Corporate Governance in Canada that released the December 1994 report entitled “Where Were the Directors?”, known as the Dey Report.
Mr. Dey has also served as Chairman of the Ontario Securities Commission and was Canada’s representative to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Task Force that developed the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance released in May of 1999. Mr. Dey is also a Director of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Mr. Dey attended Queen’s University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in 1963 and Dalhousie University, where he earned his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1966. He received his Master of Laws degree from Harvard University in 1967.