Skip to Content

Frederick W. Gorbet, O.C.

Vice Chair of Board


Fred Gorbet has extensive experience in public policy advice and formulation, particularly regarding financial institutions and energy policy. Following a 25-year career in the Canadian public service, where he served as Associate Secretary to the Cabinet and as Deputy Minister of Finance for Canada, Mr. Gorbet has held several senior executive positions in the life insurance industry and in academe, serving for many years as the CIT Chair in Financial Services and Director of the Financial Services Program at the Schulich School of Business (York University).

A member of the LAWPRO Board of Directors since 2004, Mr. Gorbet currently chairs the audit committee and is a member of the Conduct Review, Governance and Risk committees as well as the Executive Committee.

Since leaving government service, he has continued his involvement with public policy by serving as the Executive Director of the MacKay Task Force on the future of the financial services sector of Canada, the Executive Director of the Saucier Task Force on Corporate Governance, the Senior Policy Advisor to the Credit Union Central of Canada on the National Initiative, and the founding Chair of the Market Surveillance Panel for administered electricity markets in Ontario. He also served as Chair of the Task Force on Auto Insurance Fraud in Ontario.

Mr. Gorbet has served as a corporate director of many firms in the private and public sectors, and has served as Board Chair of Assuris, as well as the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). He currently chairs the Departmental Audit Committee for the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI).

Mr. Gorbet has a B.A. from York University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University. He was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2000 and was promoted to Officer of the Order of Canada in 2014.

Land Acknowledgement

The offices of LAWPRO are located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. LAWPRO respects and acknowledges the histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit nations.

Back to top