Mr. McFadden is a former Partner and Counsel at Gowling WLG, where his practice focused on the energy, infrastructure and financial services industries. He is a former member of Gowling’s Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. Mr. McFadden currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of 407 International Inc., Makwa Development Corp. and PCI Geomatics Inc. He is a member of the MaRS Energy Board and of the Council for Clean & Reliable Energy.
In the past, Mr. McFadden served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Energy Association. Mr. McFadden served as Chair of the Energy Transformation Network of the Independent Electricity System Operator and of the Electricity Transition Committee on the Ontario Government, and as a member of the Ontario Government’s Electricity Distribution Sector Review Panel and the Electricity Conservation and Supply Task Force. Mr. McFadden was named the Energy Leader of the Year by the Ontario Energy Association in 2013.
Mr. McFadden has been active in the higher education sector. He served as Chair of the Ontario Centres of Excellence from 2004 to 2010 and as a member of the Board of Governors of York University from 2013 to 2020. Mr. McFadden is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Yonge Street Mission.
Mr. McFadden holds a Bachelor of Laws at Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto, and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario. Mr. McFadden received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from York University in 2012.
Mr. McFadden currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors. He is also an ex-officio member of the Audit Committee, Human Resources and Environment Committee, and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.