Chancellor Lindsay Gordon

Mr. Lindsay Gordon retired as President & CEO of HSBC Bank Canada in 2013.  HSBC Bank Canada is the largest international bank in Canada and is a wholly owned subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, with operations in over 75 countries and territories around the world.

He is Co-Founder of the CH.I.L.D. Foundation, serves on the  Presidents’ Group of the BC Ministry of Social Development & Social Innovation, and is a member of the Long-Range Policy Committee of the Business Council of British Columbia.

In addition to his role as UBC’s Chancellor, Lindsay serves as a director of HSBC France, HSBC Bermuda, Export Development Canada (EDC), the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), and Clear Seas Center for Responsible Marine Shipping.

He is a past Governor of the Business Council of B.C., a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, Director of the C D Howe Institute,  Director of the UBC Sauder School of Business Centre for CEO Leadership, and served as Co-Chair of  UBC’s $1.5 billion start an evolution Capital Campaign. He is also a past Chair of the Campaign Cabinet United Way of the Lower Mainland of BC, and a past member of the Campaign Cabinet United Way of Greater Toronto.

Lindsay was the 2010 recipient of the B’nai Brith Award of Merit for Outstanding Canadians and a recipient of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

He is married to Elizabeth, with four children.