Mr. John R. Palmer is a Director at Manulife Capital and Chairman at Toronto Leadership Centre in Financial Supervision.
He is on the Board of Directors at Manulife Financial Corp. and Central Provident Fund.
Prior to joining Manulife in 2009, Mr. Palmer was the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada following an illustrious career at KPMG LLP where he was Managing Partner and Deputy Chairman.
He was also the Deputy Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and has advised other regulators including the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.
He is Chairman and a founding member of the Toronto Centre, an organization focused on leadership in financial supervision.
Mr. Palmer is a chartered accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia.