Peter Willson

Chairman & CEO, Willson International Limited

Peter Willson joined Willson in 1997, and is the 4th generation of active Willson family management. Prior to joining the company Peter worked with Ernst & Young specializing in the audit of healthcare and mining companies.  Willson International specializes in Customs brokerage and transborder logistics with a predominant focus on Canada-US Trade. Peter is involved deeply in the community and currently sits on the Advisory Board for Heart & Stroke-Ontario. He has served as a Director and Chair of the Upper Canada Chapter of Young Presidents Organization, has been a member of the Regional council for YPO and of the Regional Board of Directors. Peter served as a director of the Trillium Health Centre Foundation, from 2007 to 2013 and as Chair of the Foundation from 2010 to 2013. During this time, he was also a Director of the Trillium Health Centre. In recognition of his community service, Peter was awarded Volunteer of the Year from the Golden Horseshoe Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.   Peter holds a Metallurgical Engineering degree from Queens University and an MBA from the University of Toronto.  He is a chartered accountant and a Certified Director from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Peter lives in Oakville, Canada with his wife Carol and d aughters Sofie (17) and Maya (15) and 3 dogs.  Peter is an avid cyclist, golfer & wingshooter.