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Global Risk Institute Appoints New Directors

MAY 4, 2016

TIFF MACKLEM, CHAIR OF THE GLOBAL RISK INSTITUTE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES, HAS ANNOUNCED THE APPOINTMENT OF FOUR NEW MEMBERS TO THE INSTITUTE’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

 

THE NEW DIRECTORS ARE:

Mark Hughes, Chief Risk Officer, RBC.
Mr. Hughes oversees strategic management of risk on an enterprise-wide basis.  He is a member of RBC’s Group Executive.

Nicola Wickes, Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Europe and Asia, CIBC.
Ms. Wickes is accountable for risk management practices in Europe and Asia regions covering management of Corporate Credit Risk, Liquidity Risk, Operational Risk, Reputation Risk and Regulatory Risk.

Don M. Wilson III, Director, Bank of Montreal.
Mr. Wilson is chair of the Risk Review Committee of the Bank of Montreal.  Mr. Wilson previously served as the Chief Risk Officer of JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Barbara Zvan, Senior Vice President, Asset Mix & Risk, Investments and Chief Risk Officer, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.
Ms. Zvan is responsible for the liability and risk management at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.  Together with her team of professionals they ensure that their plan is sustainable and aligned with the Board’s Risk Appetite Statement

THESE DIRECTORS, WHO WERE APPOINTED AT GRI’S RECENT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

JOIN THE EXISTING GRI 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
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
Susan Wolburgh Jenah, Corporate Director

“GRI’s Board and its officers look forward to a new year of working with members to strengthen risk management capabilities across the financial services industry,” said Mr. Macklem.

Global Risk Institute 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 organization 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.