John Walsh

North York General Hospital Board of Governors

John Walsh

John Walsh was elected as NYGH Governor in June 2019.  Since January 2015, he has been a member of the Executive Team at OPTrust as Managing Director, General Counsel .

Mr. Walsh joined OPTrust in 2006 as an investment professional in OPTrust’s Private Markets Group, responsible for transaction negotiation, structuring and execution, corporate governance and operations.

As Managing Director, General Counsel, Mr. Walsh provides legal counsel to all of OPTrust and oversees all corporate governance, compliance, enterprise risk management and transactional structuring matters.

Before joining OPTrust, Mr. Walsh practiced corporate and securities law for a decade at two leading Canadian law firms.

Mr. Walsh has also worked at the senior levels of politics and government in Canada and the United States.