Director-in-Residence for Module 1
Altus Group (AIF.TO) and the Lambay Group Tony Gaffney is a corporate director, experienced CEO, founder, and a former member of the Global Executive Committee of Aon Hewitt, which was responsible for the performance of the company worldwide. He also served as CEO, Aon Hewitt Canada.
He serves on the board of the Altus Group (AIF.TO) - an intelligence as a service company supporting the valuation, performance and risk management of commercial real estate assets globally, and is the Founder & Managing Partner of Lambay Group – a board and business advisory company. He possesses the courage to drive change and is very much at ease with scale, complexity, and ambiguity in fast changing environments.
Tony has previously served on public, private and not-for-profit boards, including Loblaw’s President’s Choice Bank, Convergence.Tech, Architech, the Toronto Region Board of Trade, Bishop Strachan School, Crescent School, Canada’s Walk of Fame and the United Way Cabinet. He brings to the boardroom a deep understanding of value creation, technology enabled business transformation, talent, ESG and stakeholder relations. Board experience includes Board Vice Chair; Chair (Strategy, Technology, HRCC, Governance, CEO Succession and Special committees); and Member (Risk, Audit and Conduct committees).
Tony can think about issues from multiple perspectives by drawing upon his diverse Csuite leadership experience across a wide variety of industries including financial services, professional services, technology, telecommunications and healthcare amongst others. Before joining Aon Hewitt, Tony served as a Managing Partner at Accenture, and has served as the CEO of Bell Nexxia and the CEO of BCE Emergis. He has also held international leadership positions (Americas, EMEA and APAC) with MCI Telecommunications, SHL Systemhouse Inc., and Accenture.
Tony holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.A.I.) degree and M.A. from Trinity College Dublin, ICD.D from Rotman and recently completed a course on human machine collaboration at MIT.
He is passionate with respect to community, people, inclusion and continuous learning. He recently led the “High Performance in the Boardroom” initiative in collaboration with 30+ leading board chairs, as their contribution to the on-going discussion on the future of governance.