Noted Canadian businessman Charles A. Baillie served as the 12th Chancellor of Queen's University (2002-2008).
As former Chairman and CEO of TD Bank Financial Group, his leadership skills are renowned and have brought wide success to himself and notable successes to the company. Charles Baillie is also a strong public supporter of postsecondary education and has made his views clear on the need for our society to invest in education.
Charles Baillie grew up in Orillia, Ontario, and attended Trinity College at the University of Toronto, where he studied Honours Political Science and Economics. He graduated with a BA in 1962 and then moved on to Harvard for graduate studies. Baillie earned his MBA from Harvard's School of Business Administration and then entered into a highly successful career in finance. He is Honorary Chair of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.
Mr. Baillie's ties with Queen's are strong: all four of his children are Queen's graduates and he has established a Baillie Family Chair in Conservation Biology. This donation reflects one of his personal interests: he is an avid birdwatcher and outdoorsman. He is also a history buff who enjoys collecting antiquarian books.