Tony Comper is the immediate past President and CEO of BMO Financial Group. Appointed CEO in February 1999, Mr. Comper served as Chairman from July 1999 to May 2004, when the bank moved to a non-executive chairman model.
He serves as Independent Lead Director of Spectra Energy Corporation, Houston; Chair of the Board of Directors, PPP Canada; Member of the International Advisory Committee, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital; Honorary Chair of the Board of Governors, Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care; The Advisory Board, The Conference Board of Canada/Spencer Stuart National Governance Award and Member of the Investment Committee, Catalyst.
He received the Human Relations Award from the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews and the Award of Merit from B’nai Brith Canada. He holds honorary degrees from the University of Toronto (LL.D.), Mount Saint Vincent University (D.Hum.L.), the University of New Brunswick (D.Litt.) and Haifa University with his wife Elizabeth.
Mr. Comper and his wife Elizabeth also received the Scopus Award from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. They also founded FAST, a new initiative to combat antisemitism in Canada. In November 2009, Concordia University conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (honoris causa) to Tony and his wife Elizabeth. In January 2011, he received the Order of Canada together with his wife Elizabeth.