May 2, 1938 |
|Alma mater||University of Toronto
Harvard School of Business
|Known for||President, Chairman and Chief executive officer of the Bank of Nova Scotia from 1992 to 2003|
|Children||Craig, Eden, Cynthia|
|Awards||Order of Canada
Order of Ontario
Peter Cowperthwaite Godsoe, BSc, MBA, OC OOnt (born May 2, 1938) is a Canadian businessman and former President, Chairman and Chief executive officer of the Bank of Nova Scotia from 1992 to 2003. He is a member of the board of directors of multiple corporations, and serves as the Chairman of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and Sobeys.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of J. Gerald "Gerry" and Margaret (Cowperthwaite) Godsoe, he graduated from the University of Toronto Schools before receiving a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Toronto and a MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is also a Chartered accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (post-nominal FCA). He joined the Bank of Nova Scotia in 1966 as a bank teller.
He was the Chancellor of the University of Western Ontario from 1996 to 2000.
In 2001, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2002, he was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. In 2004, he was made an honorary Commander of the Order of Jamaica.
He is married to Shelagh and they have three children: Craig, Eden and Cynthia.
- "29 Appointees Named To Ontario's Highest Honour". Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2010-01-27.
|Chancellor of the University of Western Ontario