John Young was born and raised in Loch Lomond, Scotland and graduated with honours from the Law School at the University of Dundee. He also received a Diploma in Legal Practice from Glasgow University. Mr. Young brings 20 years of experience as a lawyer with particular focus on mergers & acquisitions.
Mr. Young is the Chief Executive Officer of Boat Rocker Media, a global entertainment company that creates, produces and distributes premium content for all platforms; producing shows such as Orphan Black, The Next Step, The Amazing Race Canada, Killjoys, Big Brother Canada, MasterChef Canada and X Company.
Mr. Young serves as Vice-Chair on the Board of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. He is a member of the boards of Golf Town, Sporting Life and Toys R Us. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Feeding Canadian Kids, a Canadian charity committed to feeding nutritious dinners to children in underprivileged communities who suffer food insecurity.
Mr. Young is a graduate of the Directors Governance College at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business.