John Tench was born in Manchester, England. Following schooling at Mount St Mary's College, he obtained an Open Exhibition (a scholarship open to general competition) to Churchill College, Cambridge to read Engineering. His specialist subjects were Operations Research, Statistics and Economics.
After working for a number of Consulting firms and financial services companies in the City of London, John immigrated to Canada. Now based in Toronto, John has worked for a number of leading organisations, including CIBC, TD Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, Canada Life, BMO Financial Group, Intact Insurance/ ING Canada, Foresters and Lafarge.
He is a Board Member and Past President of the Information Resource Management Association of Canada (IRMAC) and a past member of the Operational Research Society. He was on the Review Committee for the IRMA International Conference, Seattle, WA. As an IRMAC Board Member, John has:
In 1995, anticipating the potential of the Internet, John launched IRMAC's web site, www.irmac.ca He has been webmaster ever since, continually enhancing the site with backend database capabilities, web payments etc.
He is married to Denise and has an 22 year old son, Daniel. In his spare time he enjoys badminton, skiing, and travel.
You may email John from the Contact page.