Board of Directors

Brad Black

Vice Chair, WCM Board of Directors

Managing Director and Global Head, Financial Solutions, ‎CIBC Capital Markets

Brad Black

Vice Chair, WCM Board of Directors

Managing Director and Global Head, Financial Solutions, ‎CIBC Capital Markets

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Brad Black is Managing Director and Global Head, Financial Solutions Group (FSG) with CIBC Capital Markets. FSG is a global cross-asset sales team that provides Global Markets products and services to institutional clients comprised of Asset Managers, Pension Plans, Life Insurance Companies, Hedge Funds and Central Banks & Sovereign Wealth Funds. The scope of products and services include foreign exchange, fixed income, commodities, equity derivatives, financing and bespoke structured investment solutions including QIS and custom indices.  Over his 17-year career, he has worked in all key areas of Capital Markets bringing a broad perspective to clients including Corporate and Investment Banking, Global Markets and Structuring.


Mr. Black joined CIBC’s Managing Director Selection Committee in 2018 and has been part of CIBC’s Global Leadership Team since 2015. From 2016 to 2018, he was a member of CIBC’s Inclusion & Diversity Advisory Council, where he worked to establish sustainable gender balance across the firm. He is a member of the Capitalize 4 Kids Leadership Council, 3to6 Foundation Board of Directors (a MLSE Foundation charity), United Way Major Individual Giving Cabinet and served many years as Capital Markets Chair of CIBC Miracle Day.


Mr. Black graduated from McMaster University (Hons B. Comm) and started his career with CIBC in 2001. He is a proud husband and blessed father of two wonderful daughters.

Deland Kamanga

Treasurer, WCM Board of Directors

Group Head, BMO Wealth Management

Deland Kamanga

Treasurer, WCM Board of Directors

Group Head, BMO Wealth Management

Deland Kamanga is the Group Head for BMO Wealth Management, leading the strategic direction for a broad range of businesses including Private Wealth Canada (BMO Nesbitt Burns and BMO Private Banking), U.S. Wealth Management, BMO Global Asset Management, BMO InvestorLine and BMO Insurance.

Deland has more than 30 years of banking experience, most recently as Head, Global Markets within BMO Capital Markets, providing markets-based solutions to BMO’s corporate, institutional and government clients. He’s a member of BMO’s Executive Committee and also serves on the board of InvestorLine, BMO Nesbitt Burns Holdings Corp., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and BMO Capital Markets Corp.

Deland is a dynamic senior leader who strongly advocates for causes within BMO and in his community. He is a proud champion of diversity and participates in a variety of BMO’s employee groups and initiatives, including BMO Black Professionals Network Canada, which he founded as an executive sponsor. Deland in also the co-Chair for BMO’s Employee Giving campaign, partnering with United Way and affiliated charities across North America. Deland received the 2021 Catalyst Champion Award for his trailblazing work for a more inclusive workplace for women. He serves on the BMO Leadership Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Deland is a member of the SickKids Board of Trustees in Toronto since 2020 and joined the Board of Directors of SickKids Foundation in June 2022. He serves on the board of Women in Capital Markets as Treasurer and on the Jackie Robinson Foundation as Director. He is also a dedicated mentor to young professionals, inspiring them to bring their very best to the workplace and motivate them to achieve their career goals.

He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Nathalie Clark

Past Chair, WCM Board of Directors

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Aurora Cannabis Inc.

Nathalie Clark

Past Chair, WCM Board of Directors

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Aurora Cannabis Inc.

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Nathalie Clark is currently SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Computershare (Canada). Prior to this, she assumed the role of Vice President, HR, TD Securities and Risk Management in September 2017. She also served as the Chief Operating Officer at Capital One Bank. In that role, she was responsible for the overall delivery of legal services to the Canadian activities of the bank in addition to having responsibility for government relations. She also served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA). As part of the executive team, she acted as the lead legal advisor for the CBA and was responsible for coordinating the delivery of legal services for the Association. Ms. Clark also supervised the management of the Fraud & Security Division and the CBA's Quebec Office, and was responsible for the management of the CBA's Consumer Affairs Policy team.


She is also a Director on the Board of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.


Ms. Clark graduated from the University of Ottawa and the University of Toronto with, respectively, a Bachelors Degree in Civil and Common Law. She also obtained her Masters Degree in Health Law from Sherbrooke University. She is a member of both the Quebec and Ontario Bar.

Jennifer Glista

Corporate Secretary, WCM Board of Directors

VP, Strategic Partnerships & Platform Sales, Receptiviti Inc.

Jennifer Glista

Corporate Secretary, WCM Board of Directors

VP, Strategic Partnerships & Platform Sales, Receptiviti Inc.

Jennifer spent fourteen years in the Capital Markets group at Scotiabank. Most recently, she held the  position of Managing Director and Head of Sales, Equity Derivative Solutions, where she was responsible  for coverage of the Bank’s institutional and corporate clients. Under her leadership, her team grew the  suite of equity derivative solutions and worked with clients to structure and execute transactions new to  both the Bank and Canadian market. In 2018, one of her team’s novel transactions was highlighted as a  key transaction in the Bank’s Annual Report. 

Prior to this role, she led the Consumer Energy Derivative Sales team, responsible for marketing energy and agricultural hedging solutions to end users of commodities across North America. Under her leadership, Jennifer grew the business into the top-ranked consumer platform in Canada as rated by Greenwich Associates. 

In 2021, Jennifer joined a high-growth start-up led by Mike Durland (ex-CEO of Scotia’s wholesale Bank) providing a niche technology in the natural language processing space. As part  of the senior leadership team at Receptiviti, she is responsible for the go-to-market and customer acquisition strategy for a new application programming interface technology launched at the beginning of 2020. She participates in crafting the strategic direction for the organization as well as guiding the science and technology teams towards the appropriate product market offerings. The technology is readily used in HR, mental health, and workplace analytics technology offerings.  

Throughout her career, Jennifer has been committed to the advancement of women and diversity. While on her first maternity leave, she helped write the business case for the Diversity and Inclusion office at Scotiabank and later co-chaired the Innovation pillar of the GBM’s Scotia Women’s Initiative. She is a mentor to countless women and has been a regular contributor to women’s development themed events, such as WCMAspire and Mentor Lunch and Learn events. In 2019, she was honoured to receive the WCM Rising Star Award. 


On a personal note, Jennifer is an involved mom to two high-energy children aged five and  eight. She is a past member of Canada’s senior national gymnastics team and now a full-time hockey mom.

Monique Allen

Director, WCM Board of Directors

Executive Vice President, Data & Technology, OMERS

Monique Allen

Director, WCM Board of Directors

Executive Vice President, Data & Technology, OMERS

Monique Allen is the Executive Vice President, Data & Technology at OMERS, one of Canada’s largest  pension plans. She has overall accountability for technology strategy and execution. 

Monique is a member of the OMERS Executive Leadership Team, and the Executive Sponsor of the  OMERS Women in Technology Employee Resource Group.  

Monique has more than 20 years of experience as a financial technology leader. Prior to joining OMERS,  Monique held several leadership roles in technology and general management. Most recently, Monique  led the Canadian region at Finastra, one of the world’s top financial technology companies. In this role,  Monique transformed several software businesses, modernizing the digital lending experience and  transforming front- and back- office functions. Prior to that she held global technology roles at HP and  P&G. 

An advocate for leadership in equity, diversity and inclusion, Monique serves on the board of directors  for Hackergal, a not for profit organization that encourages coding for girls, and is a founding member of  CILAR, the Coalition of Innovation Leaders Against Racism. Monique was recently published in “The  Collective Wisdom of High Performing Women.”  

Monique is joining the board of WCM in 2022. Monique holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo, and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University. She is an avid hockey player and musician; hobbies she shares with her husband, Scott, and stepchildren, Ryan and  Lauren.

Giulia Cirillo

Director, WCM Board of Directors

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Global Communications Officer, PSP Investments

Giulia Cirillo

Director, WCM Board of Directors

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Global Communications Officer, PSP Investments

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Giulia is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Global Communications Officer at PSP Investments. Previously, she held the role of Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources and Health, Safety, Security at Bombardier Recreational Products and prior to that, she spent 20 years with Rio Tinto (previously Alcan Inc.) where she held various senior positions within Human Resources Management, Talent Management & Organizational Development, Leadership & People Development and Environment, Health & Safety.

 Currently, Giulia is also a member of the Montreal Centraide Board of Directors and HR Committee Chair.  She has recently obtained the International Corporate Directors Certificate from Insead (IDP-C), she holds a Master of Business Administration from McGill University & HEC Montréal, an undergraduate degree in Economics and Industrial Relations and a Graduate Certificate in HR Management from McGill University.

Tamara Finch

Director, WCM Board of Directors

Executive Managing Director and Global Head of Financial Sponsors, TD Securities

Tamara Finch

Director, WCM Board of Directors

Executive Managing Director and Global Head of Financial Sponsors, TD Securities

Tamara Finch is Executive Managing Director and Global Head of Financial Sponsors at TD Securities.  Tamara leads a high performing investment banking team responsible for being a trusted advisor to  Private Equity, Infrastructure, and Canadian Pension Plan investors across LBO, M&A, IPO and financing  mandates. In her 20+ years of private equity, investment and corporate banking experience, Tamara  has built a reputation for being an entrepreneurial change agent, building trust, achieving consensus,  and driving value.  

Tamara is seen as a senior female role model in Finance, a believer in talent being the key driver of value  in all companies, and a passionate advocate of the advancement of women in the workplace and on  boards. Tamara believes that diversity in teams and board rooms leads to better discussions, better  decision making and ultimately better performance.  

Prior to joining TD, Tamara was a direct private equity investor, built the successful value creation  business for Ontario Teachers’, creating a systematic, repeatable transformation agenda across the  global 60+ company direct investment portfolio that consistently delivered top quartile returns. Tamara  sat on the Private Capital Underwriting Committee, chaired the Portfolio Monitoring Committee, and  took on key leadership roles in strategy, talent and digital innovation for the pension fund.  

Tamara began her finance career at Scotiabank in Corporate Credit focused on leveraged buy-outs. She  has extensive board experience including Amica Senior Lifestyles, Exal Group, Alliance Laundry Systems  and Women’s College Hospital.  

Tamara holds a BA Honours Economics from Queen's University and an MBA from the University of  Toronto. She is a CFA charterholder and holds the ICD.D designation. Outside of work Tamara enjoys community service, spending time with family and friends, and a good tennis match.

David Garg

Director, WCM Board of Directors

Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada

David Garg

Director, WCM Board of Directors

Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada

David Garg is currently Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development. In this role David leads the  Corporate Development Team on mergers and acquisitions, and strategic investments across Sun Life.  He works closely with all members of the Corporate Development team globally to provide thought  leadership on capital deployment, build a pipeline of opportunities, and structure and execute strategic  transactions. David also plays a key role in leading and developing the global Corporate Development  team. In his role, David works closely with the Corporate functions and business group leaders to help  achieve our ambition of being one of the best insurance and asset management companies in the world. 

David is a seasoned professional with extensive experience working on mergers and acquisitions and in  capital markets. For the past 18 years David has held progressively senior roles at Scotiabank and most  recently was Managing Director and Head, Financial Institutions Corporate and Investment Banking.  Throughout his tenure he oversaw several high-profile Canadian transactions. He has worked with all  major insurers in the country and has a deep understanding of the industry. David has also lived and  worked in the United Kingdom. 

David holds a B.A. in Business Administration from York University, Schulich School of Business. He also  sits on the Board of Governors at York University where he serves on the Investment Committee and as  a Pension Fund Trustee. Outside of work, he is an avid chess player and a fan of virtually all sports. David  lives in Toronto with his wife, Christie, and two young children, Brady and Ivy.

Joanne O'Hea

Director, WCM Board of Directors

Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Access, RBC Capital Markets

Joanne O'Hea

Director, WCM Board of Directors

Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Access, RBC Capital Markets

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Joanne O’Hea is Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Access at RBC Capital Markets. She was previously a Director of Global Equity Trading at RBC Capital Markets, where she was responsible for the sales and trading of equity securities for institutional and corporate clients, management of normal course issuer bids, at-the-market transactions and partnering with Sales, Trading, Research and Investment Banking in building deeper corporate relationships.


Since joining RBC Capital markets in 2007, Joanne has made significant contributions to the firm’s success and workplace culture. She is one of the founding members of RBC Capital Markets’ RWomen, a globally expanding internal forum dedicated to fostering female development and career aspiration, and is a member of RBC’s Canadian Diversity Leadership Council, playing an important role in driving diversity initiatives across the firm.


Joanne has been recognized by Women in Capital Markets receiving the 2011 Rising Star Award, 2016 Executive Coaching Award and 2017 Champion of Change, highlighting leaders in the capital markets industry. 


She has served as Director on multiple not-for-profit boards and is currently a member of the SickKids Innovators Advisory Council and Co-Chair of Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation’s annual Well Dressed for Spring fundraiser.

Joanne is married and a proud mother of three young children.

Halina von dem Hagen

Director, WCM Board of Directors

Global Treasurer and Head of Capital Management, Manulife

Halina von dem Hagen

Director, WCM Board of Directors

Global Treasurer and Head of Capital Management, Manulife

As Manulife’s Treasurer, Halina develops and executes global funding programs and manages relationships with rating agencies and banks. She is responsible for the company’s cash and liquidity management.  

As Head of Capital, Halina oversees the regulatory capital position of the company’s global operations,  consisting of reporting and analytics, forecasting and planning, sensitivity analysis and stress testing.  She is responsible for capital policies and provides capital structuring and funding guidance on major business transactions.  

Halina leads Manulife’s regulatory dialogue on solvency issues and evolving capital standards in Canada  and internationally. She is a frequent speaker at global industry conferences on these topics. Halina’s global expertise on capital matters was recognized by the U.S. Federal Reserve Board through  her selection to their 21-member Insurance Policy Advisory Committee (IPAC) for the IPAC inaugural  year 2019, and re-selection for a 3-year term in 2020.  

Halina joined Manulife in 2007 from Royal Bank of Canada where she spent 12 years in executive and  senior roles in the areas of capital management, treasury, and risk management. She holds a Ph.D. from  the University of Toronto in international and monetary economics and is an alumna of Massey College. 

Halina is a member of Manulife’s Global Leadership Team as well as a member of several senior executive committees and subsidiary boards. She represented Manulife on Canada’s first women-only  trade mission to Japan in 2019. She regularly volunteers in the community and currently serves on the  boards of Crow’s Theatre in Toronto and the Canadian Opera Company.  

For her professional achievements, Halina received the WXN Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women  award in 2017 in the Corporate Executives category. She was recognized in 2016 as the “Champion of  Change”, awarded to corporate leaders who push the boundaries for the advancement of women in the  Canadian Capital Markets. 

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