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.
Mr. Jackson is also a director of Power Financial, Great-West Lifeco, Great-West Life, London Life, Canada Life Financial and Canada Life. He also served as a director of a number of public and private corporations, including Investors Group from 1991 to 2001. 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.