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Global Risk Institute Appoints New Director



Tiff Macklem, Chair of the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Francine Champoux to the Institute’s board of directors.


Francine Champoux, Chief Risk Officer, Desjardins Group, is responsible for enterprise-wide risk management, including credit, market, and operational risks. She is also responsible for implementing the Basel Accords, operationalizing risk management activities, and supporting the caisses and business sectors in this regard.

Ms Champoux, who was appointed at GRI’s recent annual general meeting, joins the existing board members:

Bill Black, Corporate Director

Alister Campbell, Chief Executive Officer, The Guarantee Company of North America

Eli Dadouch, President & CEO, Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation

Janet Ecker, President, TFSA

Rahim Hirji, Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer, Manulife Financial Group

Timothy Hodgson, Managing Partner, Alignvest Management Corporation

Mark Hughes, Chief Risk Officer, RBC

Malcolm D. Knight, Distinguished Fellow at The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Paul Langill, Chief Operating Officer, TD Securities

Tiff Macklem, Dean, Rotman School of Management

David Pelletier, Corporate Director

Nicola Wickes, Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Europe and Asia, CIBC

Donald M. Wilson III, Director, Bank of Montreal

Susan Wolburgh Jenah, Corporate Director

Barbara Zvan, Senior Vice President, Asset Mix & Risk, Investments and Chief Risk Officer, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan


Global Risk Institute (GRI) is the leading institute for ideas, engagement, and building capacity for the management of ongoing and emerging risks in financial services. It is a non-profit, public and private partnership organisation with 34 government and corporate members from asset management, banking, insurance and pension management industries.  The institute works to develop new thought and ideas on emerging risks, to engage members and to help build better risk professionals.  Its activities support the engagement of academics, corporations, policy makers and regulators in the important work of managing risk.  GRI is based in Canada and its work is global.

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