Michael J. Tims, C.M., Ll.D.(Hon.), Cbv
Director of the Emeritus Board
Michael J. Tims, C.M., LL.D.(Hon.), CBV, is Vice Chairman of MATCO Investments Ltd., a private investment holding company. He joined MATCO after a 33-year career at Peters & Co. Limited, a Canadian investment firm specializing in energy. Mr. Tims served as the longtime Chairman of Peters & Co., and before that as President & CEO.
Mr. Tims holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with Distinction; Gold Medalist) from the University of Calgary. He holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School; and he received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Calgary.
Recognition of Mr. Tims includes: a Member of the Order of Canada (2018); the Founders’ Award from the Fraser Institute (2018); the Woodrow Wilson Award (Canada Institute) for Corporate Citizenship (2016); a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oil & Gas Council (2015); and induction into the Canadian Investment Industry Hall of Fame (2014) and the Alberta Business Hall of Fame (2021).
Mr. Tims is the immediate past Chairman of the National Gallery of Canada, and previously served as Vice Chair of the Gallery’s Foundation. He has been engaged with the University of Calgary, in a number of roles, for over four decades. Among numerous other commitments, he previously served as Chairman of: the Canadian Investor Protection Fund; the Investment Dealers Association of Canada; the United Way of Calgary and Area; and West Island College (Alberta).