Richard Bonin was appointed to the Veterans Review and Appeal Board in 1995. Prior to his appointment to the Board, he was a Commissioner of the Canadian Pension Commission from 1993 to 1995. He was the Director of Campaign Fundraising for the Saint Sacrement Hospital Foundation, and held managerial positions with many other organizations. He has been a policy advisor and press secretary to Ministers at federal and provincial levels. Mr. Bonin is an Honorary Member of the Régiment de Maisonneuve and of the Saint Sacrement Hospital Foundation. He is also a member of the Canadian Cancer Society.
Mr. Bonin obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the Université de Montréal and studied political science and public administration at the Université du Québec à Montréal.