John Honderich is the Chair of the Board of Torstar Corporation and the Torstar Voting Trust. He joined the Toronto Star in 1976 as a reporter and eventually was appointed Publisher of the Star in 1994, a position he held for almost 10 years. Until his retirement in 2004, John was Chairman of Canadian Press, Canadian Director for the World Association of Newspapers, and a director on the boards of the Canadian Newspaper Association, the Audit Bureau of Circulations, and workpolis.com. Most recently, he has been Special Ambassador for the Mayor of Toronto and then Special Advisor to the Premier of Ontario. A Member of the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario and the News Hall of Fame, John serves on the boards of Torstar Corporation, Seneca College, CAMH, the Michener Fellowship, the Mowat Institute, and the Martin Goodman Fellowship.