Jane Rowe is Executive Managing Director and head of Ontario Teachers' Equities department. Comprised of Private Capital and High Conviction Equities (HCE), the department's mission is to deliver growth through investments in both private and publicly traded entities. Since joining Ontario Teachers' in 2010, Ms. Rowe has helped grow the private equity portfolio from $10 billion to more than $32 billion.
Ms. Rowe sits on the Investments and Risk committees of the Plan and chairs the Investments Division Credit and Counterparty Committee. She serves on the boards of Cadillac Fairview, Ontario Teachers' wholly-owned real estate subsidiary, Arterra Wines Canada and Camelot Group PLC, the operator of the U.K. National Lottery.
Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', she held senior roles at Scotiabank, Scotia Merchant Capital Corporation, the bank's Canadian private equity fund, was President and CEO of RoyNat Capital Inc., Scotiabank's wholly owned mid-market merchant bank, and was President and CEO of Scotia Mortgage Corporation. Ms. Rowe received a B.Comm (Honours) from Memorial University, her MBA from York University's Schulich School of Business, and ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is an Advisory Board Member of Memorial University's School of Business, served on the Board of Governors at York University, and served on the Advisory Board and Board of Governors for the United Way of Toronto and York Region where she currently serves as a Trustee.