John Crow

John William Crow OC (born 22 January 1937) was the fifth Governor of the Bank of Canada from 1987 to 1994, succeeding Gerald Bouey. He was succeeded by Gordon Thiessen.

John Crow
5th Governor of the Bank of Canada
In office
February 1, 1987  February 1, 1994
Appointed byBoard of Directors of the Bank of Canada, with the approval of the federal Cabinet (Mulroney ministry)
Preceded byGerald Bouey
Succeeded byGordon Thiessen
Personal details
John William Crow

(1937-01-22) 22 January 1937 (age 84)
London, England
Alma materUniversity of Oxford

Born in London, England, he went to Parmiter's School also he served with the Royal Air Force for two years before receiving a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford in 1961. He spent the next decade at the International Monetary Fund and was appointed Chief of the North American division in 1970.[1]

In 1973, he joined the research department of the Bank of Canada as Deputy Chief and became chief about a year later. He was appointed Adviser to the Governor in 1979 and Deputy Governor in May 1981.[1]

He was a director of Placer Dome from 1999 until it was acquired by Barrick Gold in 2006. He is also the president of J&R Crow Inc.

In 2009, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "for his leadership in the area of Canada’s monetary policy, notably as governor of the Bank of Canada, and for his involvement with the International Monetary Fund".[2]


  1. Canadian Who's Who. University of Toronto Press. 2004.
  2. "Governor General announces 60 new appointments to the Order of Canada". July 1, 2009. Archived from the original on July 5, 2009.