John Campbell is the principal of Renovo Advisory Services Ltd. Until the fall of 2015 he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Waterfront Toronto and was responsible for leading the estimated $35 billion revitalization of Toronto’s long-neglected waterfront.
In the past decade, Waterfront Toronto has invested over a billion dollars in infrastructure and flood protection leading the development of several thousand residential units and creating two dozen new or revitalized parks or public spaces. Waterfront Toronto’s investments have also spurred over $13 billion in private-sector investment in waterfront or adjacent lands.
Before joining Waterfront Toronto in April of 2003, John was a senior executive at Brookfield Properties and played a leadership role in the development of the company’s most prestigious Canadian property, Brookfield Place.
John has an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Carleton University and has his Institute of Corporate Directors designation.
He is on the Board of Directors of Artscape, providing creative live and work environments for the Arts community and the Board of the Canadian Urban Institute, a leading thought leader on urban issues.
In 2012 he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of contribution to Canada.