Jock Finlayson

Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute

Jock Finlayson is a senior fellow of the Fraser Institute. He was the long-serving Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer for the Business Council of British Columbia, one of the country’s most influential business associations. In that capacity, he directed the Council's work on economic, fiscal, tax, environmental, regulatory, and human capital issues of interest to the province’s business community. Mr. Finlayson previously worked with the Business Council of Canada and two Canadian consulting firms. He holds a master's degree in business from Yale University, undergraduate and MA degrees from UBC, and a post-graduate diploma in economics from the University of London. He received an honorary doctorate from Royal Roads University in 2014. He is the author or co-author of two books and more than 50 published articles, book chapters, and monographs. He is a frequent commentator on economic, business, and public policy issues. His articles have appeared in such newspapers as Business in Vancouver, the Vancouver Sun, the Globe and Mail, and the National Post. Mr. Finlayson served on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada from 2007 to 2013.