Born and raised in western Canada, after attending Ridley College, Bruce Mitchell graduated from Queen’s University (BSc engineering) and Harvard University (M.B.A.). A noted businessman, based in Toronto, Bruce is the founder, owner and President of Permian Industries, a management and holding company with sole or significant shareholdings in two food companies and two computer software providers. He has also been a major shareholder of companies in the automotive parts, oil and gas, advertising and water purification industries.
He is currently Vice-Chair of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, on the Board of
St Michael’s Hospital Foundation and a Trustee of the Ridley College Foundation. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Montreal and several other public company, private corporation and not-for-profit Boards.
Bruce is a member of The Toronto Golf Club where he has served as President. He has been a past club champion of Windermere Golf and Country Club where, he has also served as a Trustee and Co-Chair. A member of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, he has won both The Queen Victoria Jubilee Vase and The Royal Sydney Plate. He was elected Captain of The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews for the year 2017-2018, and is the first Canadian to hold the position, and the ninth Captain from outside the United Kingdom in the Club’s 265 years of existence.
He resides in Toronto with his wife, Vladka, and has four children and eight grandchildren. In addition to his passion for golf, he is an avid skier, and he and his wife also enjoy adventure travel and biking trips.