Geoffrey D. Creighton of Oakville named winner of CBA’s 2015 Douglas Miller Award

  • February 20, 2015

Ottawa – Geoffrey D. Creighton, recently-retired Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer at IGM Financial Inc. (IGM), is the winner of the Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) 2015 Douglas Miller Award.

“Geoff Creighton is a longstanding CBA member who participates enthusiastically in Association activities and enjoys both the work and the people involved in equal measure. He is known for his signature dedication and team spirit that are synonymous with his CBA involvement,” says CBA President Michele Hollins, of Calgary.

Member of the CBA for 32 years, Mr. Creighton has been active in the CBA both nationally and at home in the Ontario Branch of the CBA (OBA), and with the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA). He served as Chair of the CCCA in 2011-2012. Under his leadership, the CCCA focused on integrating the in-house bar into advocacy initiatives with other sections and conferences and created a global presence through the birth of In-House Counsel Worldwide (ICW), a network of international in-house counsel groups. In June 2014, Mr. Creighton became the first elected president of ICW, a position he continues to hold.

Prior to joining IGM in 2008, Mr. Creighton was a senior partner with Torys LLP in Toronto. He has extensive experience as a corporate lawyer specializing in cross-border securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and litigation.

The Douglas Miller Award recognizes a CBA member in good standing who demonstrates outstanding dedication and team spirit and who attends the Mid-Winter Meeting. The award consists of a framed photograph of the sculpture entitled "Crane," carved from musk ox horn by Northwest Territories artist Rex Goose.

Geoff Creighton will receive the award on Saturday, February 21, at the Fairmont Château Laurier, during the CBA Mid-Winter Meeting of Council.

The meeting is open to accredited media.  Please contact Hannah Bernstein at for accreditation.

The CBA is dedicated to support for the rule of law, and improvement in the law and the administration of justice. Some 36,000 lawyers, law teachers, and law students from across Canada are members.