Kevin G. Lynch appointed SNC-Lavalin board chairman
December 19, 2017 by Jillian Morgan
Kevin G. Lynch, former vice-chairman of BMO Financial Group, has been appointed chairman of the board by SNC-Lavalin.
Lynch, elected director and appointed vice-chairman in May 2017, will replace Lawrence N. Stevenson. His new role will be effective Jan. 1, 2018.
“SNC-Lavalin is a proud, revitalized Canadian company with the potential to be a real world leader in its field, and I am very pleased to become the chairman of its board,” said Lynch.
Stevenson announced his retirement from the board at the 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. He served as a director since 1999 and was appointed chairman in March 2015.
“Lawrence’s long-term commitment as a director and chairman of the board provided great stability to SNC-Lavalin as the company renewed itself and continued to expand,” said Lynch. “His fellow directors and the SNC-Lavalin Group thank him for many years of successful contributions.”
Lynch previously served as clerk of the Privy Council, secretary to the cabinet and head of the Public Service of Canada. In 2009, Lynch was appointed a member of the Privy Council. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2011.