Mr. Jackson is Senior Counsel at the Canadian law firm Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. He joined the firm in 1972, became a partner in 1980 and was its Chairman from 1995 to 2001. He retired as a Partner of the law firm in 2012.
Mr. Jackson is a director of Great-West Lifeco and Canada Life. He served on the Boards of Power Financial from 2013 to 2020 and of IG Wealth Management from 1991 to 2001. He also served as a director of a number of public and private corporations. He is recognized as a leading practitioner in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance by numerous independent assessment organizations.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Osgoode Hall Law School.