Advisory Council

Patti Shugart

Chair, WCM Advisory Council

Managing Director and Global Head, Corporate Banking and Global Credit, RBC Capital Markets

Patti Shugart

Chair, WCM Advisory Council

Managing Director and Global Head, Corporate Banking and Global Credit, RBC Capital Markets

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Patti Shugart is Global Head of Corporate Banking and Global Credit and a member of the Operating Committee at RBC Capital Markets. In her role, Patti oversees a client-facing team of more than 500 professionals globally who specialize in lending, trading credit and loan portfolio management for the firm's corporate and institutional clients. She also chairs the Loan Portfolio Review Committee and the Commitments Committee which determines the firm’s global lending decisions.


Patti is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion. She sits on the bank-wide RBC Diversity Leadership Council, is a co-founder of RWomen, a global internal forum dedicated to fostering and developing female talent, and she chairs the Women in Capital Markets’ Strategic Advisory Council. She is also the current Executive Champion for the Toronto RBC Race for the Kids and is RBC's Executive Sponsor for the United Way’s Women United group. Patti has been recognized for her outstanding contributions to the industry through the Champion of Change award from Women in Capital Markets in 2016. She was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women by Women's Executive Network in 2015 and 2017, and received the Women in Capital Markets Award for Leadership in 2010.


Patti is also a board member at Branksome Hall and sits on the Advisory Board for the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. Patti has an MBA from the University of Toronto (Rotman) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University.



Sunil Bhutani

Managing Director, Head of Government Finance and Syndication

National Bank Financial

Sunil Bhutani

Managing Director, Head of Government Finance and Syndication

National Bank Financial

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Sunil Bhutani is Managing Director, Head of Government Finance and Syndication at National Bank Financial. He is also a member of the Fixed Income Management Committee.


In addition to his professional responsibilities, Sunil is the Financial Markets representative on National Bank’s Diversity Task Force. In this capacity, he plays an integral role leading the Bank’s diversity initiatives. Sunil serves as a Financial Markets co-Chair for the United Way Campaign and is also involved with a number of other educational and charitable organizations.


Sunil has more than 20 years' experience providing capital markets advice to all levels of government. He has an unparalleled track record leading deals for federal, provincial and municipal governments across Canada. Prior to joining NBF in 2013, he was Head of Government Finance at CIBC.


Sunil is a Chartered Accountant and has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University.

Edwin D. Cass

Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Real Assets

CPP Investment Board

Edwin D. Cass

Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Real Assets

CPP Investment Board

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Ed is responsible for the Real Assets program which encompasses Real Estate (both equity and debt investments), Infrastructure and Agricultural investments. The department is active in major developed and emerging countries. He chairs the Investment Planning Committee which approves all new investment programs and oversees all portfolio risks, including passive, active, credit and liquidity risk.  Ed has been with the CPP Investment Board since 2008, initially heading up the Global Capital Markets group during the financial crisis.  He subsequently headed up the Global Corporate Securities group and then the Global Tactical Asset Allocation team, all within the Public Market Investments department.


Prior to joining CPPIB, he was Managing Director and Co-Chief Investment Officer for Fortress Investment Group's Drawbridge Relative Value Fund where he was responsible for the development and execution of fixed income, currency, stock index and commodity trading strategies. With more than 25 years of investment experience, Ed previously held senior positions at Deutsche Bank Canada and TD Securities.


Ed holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Theoretical Physics from Queen's University and a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Patrick Cronin

CEO & Group Head

BMO Capital Markets

Patrick Cronin

CEO & Group Head

BMO Capital Markets

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Patrick Cronin is CEO and Group Head of BMO Capital Markets. He was appointed to this role in November 2016 and is responsible for BMO Financial Group’s interactions with corporate, government and institutional clients.


Previously, Mr. Cronin was President and Chief Operating Officer of BMO Capital Markets where he had oversight of all balance sheet and risk management activity, international operations, and regulatory and compliance functions. Prior to that, he served as Head of the firm's Trading Products group, where he had responsibility for the Sales, Trading, Research and Structuring groups in Equity Products, Debt Products, Foreign Exchange, Derivative Products and Securitization.


Mr. Cronin joined BMO Capital Markets in 1993 and progressed through a series of increasingly senior positions on the trading floor. He was appointed Co-Head of the Equity Derivatives Group in 2001 and Co-Head of Financial Products four years later.


Mr. Cronin is a member of BMO Financial Group's Executive Committee and chair of BMO Capital Markets’ Operating and Executive Committees. He currently serves on the Board of the Loran Scholars Foundation, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, and the Canadian Depository For Securities Limited. He is also a Sector Chair of the United Way Toronto & York Region Individual Giving Cabinet.


Mr. Cronin holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

Harry Culham

Senior Executive Vice President and Group Head

CIBC Capital Markets

Harry Culham

Senior Executive Vice President and Group Head

CIBC Capital Markets

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Harry Culham is responsible for CIBC Capital Markets which provides integrated credit and capital markets products, investment banking advisory services, corporate lending, and top-ranked research to corporate, government and institutional clients around the world. In this role, Mr. Culham is Chair and CEO of CIBC World Markets Inc., and a member of CIBC’s Executive Committee.


Prior to joining CIBC in May 2008, Mr. Culham has held senior roles in capital markets with global banks in Europe and Asia. He started his career with CIBC in the graduate training program.

Mr. Culham chairs the CIBC Children’s Foundation, is a member of the Faculty Advisory Board for the Sauder School of Business and a member of the Women in Capital Markets Advisory Council. He is also on the boards of Mount Sinai Hospital and Branksome Hall. He graduated from the University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, and is a Portfolio Management Foundation (PMF) alumnus and Leslie Wong Fellow.

Ozench Ibrahim

Partner, Audit

KPMG LLP

Ozench Ibrahim

Partner, Audit

KPMG LLP

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Ozench Ibrahim is a partner in the financial services practice of KPMG, serving some of the firm's largest clients in the financial services industry. For almost two decades, she has audited and advised Canadian and global financial institutions. As audit partner for clients in banking, capital markets, wealth management, brokerage and other segments of the financial institutions industry, she has been very involved in some of the challenges and issues facing the financial services industry during the most recent financial crisis. As KPMG's designated IFRS champion for the financial services practice during the years leading up to the adoption of IFRS in Canada, she assisted clients and engagement teams on complex accounting issues, led KPMG's workshop series IFRS for Investment Dealers, and spoke at various seminars including those of OSFI and IIROC.


She is a mentor and sponsor for KPMG's top talent in its Women in Line for its Leadership program. Her community involvement includes service on the Board of Governors of York University as Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee, the Advisory Council of Women in Capital Markets and the Advisory Board of Schulich School of Business - Center of Excellence in Accounting and Society.

Martine Irman

Vice Chair and Head of Global Enterprise Banking and Senior Vice President

TD Securities, TD Bank Group

Martine Irman

Vice Chair and Head of Global Enterprise Banking and Senior Vice President

TD Securities, TD Bank Group

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As SVP & Head of Global Enterprise Banking for TD Securities, Martine is responsible for enterprise-wide banking initiatives at TD Securities and acts as the lead executive for ensuring senior client relationship management is seamless across the firm’s key global businesses; Equity, Currency and Interest Rate, Trade Finance and Cash Management products and International and Investment Banking. She has been part of the Executive Management team for more than 20 years and sits on the TD Securities Supervisory Committee. She also sits on the Board of Directors of TMX Group Inc , and has recently been appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of Export Development Canada. 


Martine has been with TD Securities since 1989, and before that she was a client of the firm. Over the past 30 years, she has held several positions leading the firm's Origination, Distribution and Trading teams, its Interest Rates, International Trade and Currency products and leads the International Enterprise Banking. She works with a great group of people who focus on providing capital markets and international products such as trade financing and services to Institutional, Government, Corporate, Commercial, Wealth and Retail clients around the globe.


Community involvement is a big part of her life. She prides herself on being an accessible leader and mentor for women in the investment industry. She is involved with a number of organizations, including Chair of YMCA of Greater Toronto, United Way's Women United, (Co-Founder and Inaugural Co-Chair Women Gaining Ground), as well as Women in Capital Markets. 

Heather-Anne Irwin

Adjunct Professor of Finance

Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Heather-Anne Irwin

Adjunct Professor of Finance

Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

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Heather-Anne Irwin teaches MBA and MFin Finance courses at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and brings the prospective of having been involved in capital markets for 19 years as an Investment Banker (both finance and M&A), New Issue Equity specialist (ECM) and Fixed Income specialist (DCM) at TD Securities, Nesbitt Burns and Citicorp. Heather-Anne is a member of the Board of Trustees for InnVest REIT (TSX:INN.un) and Chair of its Governance and Compensation Committee. She is also the Executive Director of the Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation which encourages and supports research that will benefit Canadian capital markets through scholarships and grants.


Heather-Anne chaired the Steering Committee that founded WCM and then became its first President. She is still actively involved with the organization as a member of the Heather L. Main Scholarship Committee, the Mentorship Committee and WCM Awards judicator.

Dieter Jentsch

Group Head, Global Banking and Markets

Scotiabank

Dieter Jentsch

Group Head, Global Banking and Markets

Scotiabank

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Dieter Jentsch was appointed as Group Head, Global Banking and Markets in February 2016. In this role, Dieter is responsible for the overall management of Global Banking and Markets’ operations worldwide.


Dieter has been with Scotiabank since 1983 and has held a number of progressively more senior positions, including Senior Vice President, Canadian Commercial Banking; Regional Senior Vice President, Domestic Branch Banking, Toronto Region; Managing Director & Head, Scotia Private Client Group, Wealth Management; and Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking, Canada, and Executive Vice President, Latin America. Prior to his current role, he was Group Head of International Banking.


Dieter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, a Master of Business Administration degree, and a diploma from the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD (European Institute of Business). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. Dieter is also a member of the board of directors of the Jim Pattison Group. He is married and has four sons.

Trevor Kreel

Senior Vice President, Global Portfolio Management

Manulife

Trevor Kreel

Senior Vice President, Global Portfolio Management

Manulife

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Trevor Kreel holds the position of Senior Vice President, Global Portfolio Management and is responsible for Portfolio Management of the U.S., Canadian and Asia General Account assets as well as the Global Variable Annuity Hedging program.  Prior to this role, Trevor led the Global Asset Liability Management group, with responsibility to ensure asset and liability investment related risks were identified, measured and managed and that appropriate investment and hedging strategies were executed effectively in Manulife businesses around the world. 


Since joining Manulife in 1995, Trevor has also been the CFO of the Hong Kong business unit and prior to that was Vice President, Regional Actuarial in Hong Kong for three years. He also led the Structured Reinsurance group within Manulife’s Reinsurance Division and had a variety of financial roles within the US Insurance business unit.


Trevor received a Bachelor of Business Science degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Actuarial Science from the University of Cape Town and subsequently qualified as an Actuary through the Faculty of Actuaries in Edinburgh.  He is also a Fellow of both the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries in the U.S.

Troy Maxwell

Chief Operating Officer

RBC Capital Markets

Troy Maxwell

Chief Operating Officer

RBC Capital Markets

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As Chief Operating Officer of RBC Capital Markets and a member of its Operating Committee, Troy Maxwell is globally responsible for all operational and administrative matters of the firm, including optimizing cost base management and financial resources, and leading the response to regulatory change. Previously, Mr. Maxwell was Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of RBC Capital Markets and RBC Technology & Operations, overseeing all financial aspects of RBC’s wholesale business and its technology and operations platforms.


Mr. Maxwell is a champion for diversity and inclusion at RBC and across the financial services sector. He is a senior advisor for RWomen, RBC Capital Markets’ internal forum dedicated to fostering the development and career aspirations of women, and a member of Women in Capital Markets’ Strategic Advisory Council which advocates for the advancement of women in the industry. An active member of the community, Mr. Maxwell is a longstanding member of the United Way’s Major Individual Giving Cabinet, and is Co-Chair of RBC’s 2017 National Employee Giving Campaign.


Prior to joining RBC in 2005, Mr. Maxwell was Chief Financial Officer of CIBC World Markets. Before this, he was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he led the financial institutions and corporate treasury risk management consulting and advisory business.


Mr. Maxwell is a Chartered Professional Accountant, and holds an Honours BA and a Master's Degree in Accounting from the University of Waterloo.

Jane Rowe

Senior Managing Director & Head of Private Capital

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Jane Rowe

Senior Managing Director & Head of Private Capital

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

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Jane Rowe is Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Capital at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Her group makes direct and fund private equity investments and had $26.6 billion in net assets at December 31, 2016. She sits on the Investments and Risk committees of the Plan and chairs the Investments Division Credit and Counterparty Committee. Ms. Rowe serves on the boards of Cadillac Fairview, Ontario Teachers’ wholly-owned real estate subsidiary, Arterra Wines Canada (formerly known as Constellation Brands Canada) and Camelot Group PLC, the operator of the U.K. National Lottery.

Prior to joining Ontario Teachers' in October 2010, she was Executive Vice-President, Special Accounts Management and Retail Credit Risk at Scotiabank. Previously, she held senior roles at Scotia Merchant
Capital Corporation, the bank's Canadian private equity fund, was President and CEO of RoyNat Capital Inc., Scotiabank's wholly owned mid-market merchant bank, and was President and CEO of Scotia
Mortgage Corporation.


Ms. Rowe received a B.Comm (Hons) from Memorial University, her MBA from York University's Schulich School of Business, and has ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is an
Advisory Board Member of Memorial University's School of Business, and serves on the Board of Governors at York University and the Board of Trustees for the United Way of Toronto and York Region.

Constance L. Sugiyama

President

ConMark Strategy Inc.

Constance L. Sugiyama

President

ConMark Strategy Inc.

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Ms. Sugiyama is the President of ConMark Strategy Inc., providing high-level advice and solutions to the public and private sectors. She is also a corporate director and a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Ryerson University. She retired from the practice of law in 2012 after a 35-year career on Bay Street where she was recognized as a trailblazer and leading Canadian corporate, and mergers and acquisitions lawyer.


Connie has served on a diverse range of public and private sector boards and advisory committees, including as Chair of the world-renowned Hospital for Sick Children (2008-2011, Board of Trustees 2002-2011), as Vice Chair of Canada Health Infoway (2011-2013, Board of Directors 2007-2013) and as a director of Luminato, Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Ontario Exports Inc., The Nikko Securities Co. Canada Ltd., the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre and Women in Capital Markets, of which she was a founding director and for which continues to serve as a member of the Advisory Council. She currently serves on the boards of the Ontario Financing Authority, the Toronto International Film Festival Group and the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. She is sought after as a speaker, writer and commentator on a broad range of issues including, among others, corporate governance and ethics, board culture and effectiveness, enterprise risk management and workplace diversity and inclusion.


Connie has been recognized for both professional excellence and leadership by Ascend Canada (2014 inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award), Women in Capital Markets (2009 WCM Award for Leadership), and for her efforts in advancing the economic empowerment of women, she was recognized by the International Alliance for Women (2010 Difference 100 Award). In 2009 and 2011, she was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women's Executive Network and on July 1, 2014, Connie was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada.

Eric Tripp

Corporate Director

Eric Tripp

Corporate Director

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Mr. Tripp is the former President of BMO Capital Markets. Mr Tripp consults within the financial industry and serves on several boards both in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.   He is a past board member of the TMX Group and currently sits on the boards of the Canadian Market Authority Integration Office, Connor Clark and Lunn Financial Group, the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario and is Board Chair of the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation.

Ruth Woods

Chief Operating Officer

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Ruth Woods

Chief Operating Officer

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Ruth has more than 25 years of executive experience in both investment banking and professional services management. In her role at Osler, Ruth is responsible for managing the operation of the firm, including finance, IS, talent management and facilities.


Jason Henderson

Executive Vice President & Managing Director

Head of Global Banking & Markets, HSBC Bank Canada

Jason Henderson

Executive Vice President & Managing Director

Head of Global Banking & Markets, HSBC Bank Canada

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Jason Henderson was appointed Head of Global Markets for HSBC Bank Canada in March 2010. He became Head of Global Banking and Markets in March 2013. He is also the Chairman for HSBC Securities Ltd. Canada.  Jason joined the Board of Directors for HSBC Canada in February 2015.

In Jason’s current role, he is responsible for the management of the combined Global Banking and Global Markets business lines in Canada.   He also oversees the Global Liquidity and Cash Management operations in Canada.

Jason joined HSBC in 2006 in New York to run the Global Foreign Exchanges Derivatives business for the Americas. He was also responsible for the Precious Metals Derivatives business globally. Prior to joining HSBC, Jason worked for a Canadian bank in London where he was responsible for their Foreign Exchange business in Europe and Asia. He was also the Global Head for Commodity and Currency Derivatives.

With nearly 20 years in capital markets, Jason brings a broad range of skills and experience in both international and domestic markets.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours from Queen’s University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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