Mr. Orr has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation since 2005. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Power Corporation in February 2020.
He has extensive experience in the financial services industry, including the past two decades in executive positions in Power group companies. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Power Financial, a position he has held since 2005. From 2001 to 2005, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of IGM Financial. Prior to joining IGM Financial, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BMO Nesbitt Burns and Vice-Chairman, Investment Banking Group, of the Bank of Montreal. Mr. Orr had been with BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and predecessor companies since 1981.
He is a director of Power Financial and is also a director and Chairman of certain Power Group companies, including Great-West Lifeco, Canada Life, Empower, Putnam Investments, IGM Financial, IG Wealth Management and Mackenzie. He is also a director of PanAgora Asset Management Inc. Since 2023, Mr. Orr is also Special Advisor to the Board of Rockefeller Capital Management General Partner L.L.C.
Mr. Orr is active in a number of community and business organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts — Honours Business Administration (HBA) degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario. Mr. Orr received an honorary Doctor of Laws from the Western University.