John Manley, corporate director and Chair of the Board of TELUS Corporation

John Manley


John Manley is a corporate director, Senior Business Advisor at the law firm Bennett Jones LLP, and the Chair of Jefferies Securities Inc. From 2010 to 2018, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of Canada, and from 2004 to 2009, he served as counsel to the law firm McCarthy Tétrault LLP. Before his career in the private sector, John had a notable 16-year career in politics, serving as Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Minister in the portfolios of Industry, Foreign Affairs and Finance.
John has served as a director and chair of the board of directors of CAE Inc. and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. He has also been a director of CARE Canada and a member of the World Economic Forum.
In recognition of his contributions to the country, John is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
He obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Ottawa. John is certified as a Chartered Director by McMaster University and holds Honorary Doctorates from the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, the University of Toronto, Western University, the University of Windsor and York University.