Updates from the 2021 WCM Annual General Meeting

By WCM | May 20, 2021

WCM Announces Changes to Board of Directors

TORONTO, May 20, 2021 – Women in Capital Markets (WCM) held its Annual General Meeting yesterday and, as part of the formal proceedings, announces the reappointment of five members of its Board of Directors.

WCM thanks Melissa Sonberg for the two terms she devoted to the WCM Board championing WCM's mission. Nathalie Clark, Chair of WCM's board said of Melissa Sonberg, "I want to thank Melissa for her important contribution to WCM and in particular, her involvement in the recent recruitment and onboarding of our new CEO, Lara Zink. Melissa’s expertise and pragmatic approach has been a tremendous asset for the Board and WCM over the last 6 years".

In addition, the Board is pleased to reappoint Joyce Bernasek, Brad Black, Deland Kamanga, and Joanne O'Hea for an additional three-year term each and Sheryl Holmes for an additional one-year term.

WCM's CEO and President, Lara Zink remarked, "Melissa Sonberg played a key role in my recruitment and I am grateful for her contributions to WCM's mission. We continue to have the oversight and leadership necessary to continue amplifying diverse talent, building the industry’s equity literacy, and driving change in our industry."

WCM’s Board consists of 10 directors:

Nathalie Clark, Chair
SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Computershare (Canada)

Mary Vitug, Vice Chair
Managing Director, Global Investment Banking, Real Estate, Scotiabank

Deland P. D. Kamanga, Treasurer
Head, Global Markets, BMO Capital Markets

Brad Black, ‎Corporate Secretary
Managing Director and Global Head, Financial Solutions, CIBC Capital Markets

Sheryl Holmes, Past Chair
Managing Director & Head, Financials & Public Sector, Corporate Banking, CIBC Capital Markets

Joyce Bernasek, Director
Partner, Financial Services Group, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP  

Joanne O'Hea, Director
Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Access, RBC Capital Markets

Malcolm Lang, Director
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer, TD Securities and Senior Vice President, TD Bank Group

Jeannie Collins-Ardern, Director

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

About WCM
WCM is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1995. Our initiatives aim to amplify diverse talent, build the industry’s equity literacy, and unite firms to drive change on an industry-level. We do this through advocacy, research, programming and recruitment. 
Our partners include the major Canadian bank-owned dealers, independent and foreign dealers, asset managers, insurance firms, major pension plans, and advisory firms. Our community of 3,500 professional and student members makes WCM the largest network of professionals in Canadian finance who have come together to vote for increased equity, diversity and inclusion, and our initiatives have impacted the careers of countless students and professionals across the country.
Support our movement towards equity and diversity in finance by joining WCM at wcm.ca/join.

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