Geoff Beattie

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W. Geoff Beattie is a Canadian business executive. He received his law degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1984[1] and served as a partner in the Toronto law firm Torys LLP before joining The Woodbridge Company, where he served as president from 1998 through December 2012. The Woodbridge Company Limited is a privately held investment holding company for the Thomson family of Canada and the majority shareholder of Thomson Reuters, where Beattie served as deputy chairman from 2000 through May 2013 and director from 1998 through May 2013. He has served as chief executive officer of Generation Capital since September 2013, and he has served as chairman of Relay Ventures since June 2013. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of Royal Bank of Canada (where he serves as the chairman of the Risk Committee) and Maple Leaf Foods Inc. In addition to his public company board memberships, Beattie is a trustee of the University Health Network in Toronto.

He served as the Chairman of CTVglobemedia Inc.

Beattie is in a romantic relationship with Amanda Lang [2] a CBC business correspondent & host, who was involved in a controversy in late 2014 and early 2015, after receiving remuneration for speaking engagements sponsored by companies she might report on. Website CanadaLand alleged that her speech at an event sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada created a conflict of interest.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Western News - New campaign chair unveils $4 million for Philosophy. Communications.uwo.ca (2008-12-09). Retrieved on 2013-08-17.
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  3. ^ QUON, ALBERT. "Reporter". http://www.nationalpost.com. National Post. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  4. ^ [op. cit.]