Garry Foster headshot
Board of directors


Independent; Chair of the Board

Garry Foster is a Corporate Director and is a results-oriented, business leader with extensive experience in board governance, and facilitating the growth and transformation of complex businesses. He currently sits on the boards of SmartCentres REIT, where he chairs the Audit Committee; and Real Matters Inc., where he is the Lead Independent Director. Previously, he was the Chair of the Presto Fare Card sub-committee of Metrolinx; a member of the Board of Directors of Ontario Health, where he chaired the Finance, Audit and Risk committee; and the past Chair of Baycrest Health Sciences, the Baycrest Foundation and Cogniciti Inc, the commercialization arm of Baycrest Health Sciences.

Garry had a long career at Deloitte, where he led the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Practice and was Vice Chair of the firm. He sat on the boards of Deloitte Canada and Deloitte US. From 2013 to 2017, Garry served as the President and CEO of the Baycrest Foundation. He also served two elected terms on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.

Garry received an MBA and BBA from the Schulich School of Business, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants and received his ICD.D diploma from the Rotman School of Management. He resides in Toronto, Ontario.