David Tsubouchi was appointed to the OMERS AC Board effective January 1, 2015 on the nomination of the retiree organizations. He serves as Chair of the Appeals Committee and is also a member of the Governance & Risk Committee and the Human Resources Committee.
Mr. Tsubouchi’s governance experience includes extensive involvement as a Chair and Director with a wide variety of public sector, private sector, educational and community organizations. He has chaired or been a member of several governance and audit committees on corporate boards.
As an elected official, Mr. Tsubouchi represented the riding of Markham in the Ontario Legislature for two terms, during which he held cabinet posts including Solicitor General and Chair of Management Board. Mr. Tsubouchi also served two terms as a Councillor for the Town of Markham.
Mr. Tsubouchi holds degrees in English (York University) and law (Osgoode Hall Law School). In 2006, he received an Honourary Doctor of Laws Degree (LLD) from Assumption University in Windsor and in 2014 received an honourary Doctorate of Sacred Letters (DSLitt) from Huntington University in Sudbury. He received his C. Dir. from The Directors College, McMaster University in 2016.
Mr. Tsubouchi is the author of Gambatte: Generations of Perseverance and Politics, a Memoir and a novel entitled The Chinese Door.