Gordon G. Thiessen
|6th Governor of the Bank of Canada|
February 1, 1994 – January 31, 2001
|Appointed by||Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada, with the approval of the federal Cabinet (Chrétien Ministry)|
|Preceded by||John Crow|
|Succeeded by||David A. Dodge|
|Born||August 14, 1938|
South Porcupine, Ontario
|Spouse(s)||Annette Thiessen (née Hillyar)|
|Children||Natasha Thiessen & Samantha Thiessen.|
|Alma mater||London School of Economics|
Thiessen studied economics at the University of Saskatchewan and received an Honours BA in 1960 and an MA in 1961. He taught economics for a year and then joined the Bank of Canada in 1963. From 1965 to 1967 he attended the London School of Economics, from which he received his Ph.D in Economics in 1972.
At the Bank of Canada, Thiessen was appointed Adviser to the Governor in 1979, Deputy Governor in 1984, and Senior Deputy Governor in 1987.
In 1996, he received the government of Sweden's Order of the Polar Star in recognition of the assistance provided by the Bank of Canada to the Swedish Central Bank (Sveriges Riksbank) to assist them in developing their policy framework for combating inflation when the Swedish Krona was first floated in January 1993.
On September 25, 2001, Thiessen was elected to the IPSCO Board of Directors. On February 1, 2002, Thiessen was elected to the Manulife Financial Board of Directors.
- "Gordon G. Thiessen- Biographical note- About the Bank- Bank of Canada". Bank of Canada. 1995–2007. Archived from the original on 2007-10-22. Retrieved 2007-10-27.
- Inflation Targeting - The Swedish Experience Archived 2007-06-15 at the Wayback Machine from The Bank of Canada accessed on May 26, 2007