J. Ian Giffen serves as a Corporate Director and as an Advisor to technology companies and investment funds. He is currently Chairman of Kinaxis Inc, a director of Absolute Software Inc and a director of a number of private companies.
He is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and has a Designation in Corporate Finance. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and worked with KPMG in Glasgow from 1978 - 1982.
He has a strong interest in supporting organizations that enable people to overcome disadvantages to achieve independence in regard to both financial stability and mental health. He currently serves on the Board of the Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank and has served with a number of charitable organizations including the Out of the Cold Program and the University of Toronto’s Transitions Year Program and is a recipient of the University‘s Arbor Award for volunteer service.