David F. Denison

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David F. Denison, OC is a Canadian businessman and the Chairman of Hydro One and Hydro One Inc.[1] He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.[2][3][4]


Denison earned a bachelor's degree in both mathematics and education from the University of Toronto.[5] He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.[6]

Denison was the Chair of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) from June 4, 2009 - June 15, 2011, and a corporate director of since June 23, 2005. He has had an extensive career in financial services within Canada, the United States and Europe, with firms including Fidelity Investments (founded as Fidelity Management and Research Company), Merrill Lynch, S.G. Warburg, Midland Walwyn, (bought by Merrill Lynch 2013) and Mercer (consulting firm).

He is the current a director of the United Way of Canada.[7][8]

In 2014, he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.[9]


Business positions
Preceded by
John A MacNaughton
CEO of CPP Investment Board
2005-June 30, 2012
2009 compensation: $ 2,850,000
Succeeded by
Mark Wiseman