John Stackhouse


An award-winning journalist and the former editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, John Stackhouse, now a senior vice-president of the Royal Bank of Canada, advises the bank on public policy and on economic, political, and social affairs.  

As senior vice-president in the office of the chief executive officer at Royal Bank of Canada, John Stackhouse advises the executive leadership team and the board of directors on economic, political, and social affairs, and is a champion for the bank on public policy.  

Before joining the bank in January 2015, Stackhouse was editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, where he led the news organization through the launch of a paid website, the development of mobile apps, and a historic redesign of the newspaper. Before becoming editor-in-chief, Stackhouse was the Globe’s business editor and foreign editor. For seven years, he worked as a foreign correspondent based in New Delhi, India. His reporting won five National Newspaper Awards. 

Stackhouse has interviewed a host of world leaders, including Vladimir Putin, George W. Bush, the Aga Khan, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Benazir Bhutto. He has written two books – Out of Poverty and Timbit Nation – and is due to publish a third, Mass Disruption: How the Digital Revolution is Changing What You Read.

Stackhouse is a senior fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and the C.D. Howe Institute. He serves on the boards of Saint Elizabeth Health Care and World Literacy Canada. In 2016, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation appointed him a Trudeau mentor.