Tim McGee appointed CEO of Law Society

tim mcgeeTim McGee has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Society effective June 1, 2005.

Mr. McGee was called to the Ontario Bar in 1987 and began his legal career with the Toronto law firm now known as Torys LLP. Most recently, he was President of Bell ExpressVu, Canada’s largest provider of digital television. Prior to joining Bell ExpressVu, he was Chief Legal Officer of Bell Canada and was Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of AT&T Canada Inc.

Born and raised in Victoria, Mr. McGee was educated at Harvard University and the University of Ottawa Law School. He served two years as Executive Assistant to BC’s Attorney General and has competed internationally for Harvard University in rowing. Mr. McGee is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Bishop’s College School Foundation Board.

“Mr. McGee’s experience as a lawyer, as a business executive in a regulated industry and with corporate governance make him ideally suited to managing the Law Society’s regulatory and public interest roles,” Society President Ralston Alexander, QC said. “I would like to thank the selection committee, chaired by Law Society Past-President William Everett QC, for recommending Mr. McGee for this important position.”

“I want to bring strong leadership, solid regulation and a strategic vision to the Law Society and the legal profession,” Mr. McGee stated. “I look forward to discharging this important mandate and to ensuring that the public is well served by a legal profession that is honourable, competent and independent.”