Ian Clarke joined the GTAA in March 2017 as the Chief Financial Officer and previously was a GTAA Board Member for five years. In August 2020, Ian was given additional responsibilities for the Commercial & Business Partnerships, Strategy and Business Analytics business units. Prior to this, Ian was Chief Financial Officer, Business Development at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd. (“MLSE”) for 26 years. During his tenure at MLSE Ian was responsible for finance, administration, regulatory filings, collective bargaining negotiations, bond and loan restructuring. Led the financial due diligence and tax structuring of the Raptor and Air Canada Centre acquisition by Maple Leaf Gardens Ltd. Led and negotiated the acquisition of the Toronto FC expansion and the development of BMO Field, and the Maple Leaf Square project development.
Ian was previously a Board Member for the Toronto Foundation for nine years and a Board Member for ten years at St. Michael’s Hospital. Ian is a Chartered Accountant and holds an Institute of Corporate Directors, Director designation. Ian led 10 volunteer missions to New Orleans, Jamaica and Kenya, building 3 schools, 14 homes and raised over a $1 million.