Mr. Wright is Executive Vice President of Wittington Investments, Limited (the principal holding company of the Weston-Loblaw-Choice Properties group) and is to become President at year-end.
Mr. Wright joined Wittington on May 1, 2021 following a 20-year career at Torys LLP (a law firm), where he was a leading corporate lawyer. Mr. Wright served as Chair of the firm’s Corporate Department and former co-head of the firm’s M&A Practice. As a lawyer, his practice focused on M&A transactions, both public and private, and other critical situations. He played a lead role acting for some of Canada’s largest public and private companies in their most significant strategic matters.
Mr. Wright has a broad range of experience in complex transactional, securities, family-controlled business, private equity, regulatory, governance, activism and compliance matters. He has regularly counselled boards of directors and board committees on corporate governance matters, crisis management and shareholder engagement issues. Mr. Wright is a Fellow of The American College of Governance Counsel.
Mr. Wright is Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Ballet of Canada, a Trustee of University Health Network and Executive in Residence at the Rotman School of Management.
Mr. Wright is a director of BCE and Bell Canada since April 2021.