WCM Announces Changes to Board of Directors

By WCM | May 26, 2022

WCM Announces Changes to Board of Directors

TORONTO, May 26, 2022 – Women in Capital Markets (“WCM”), a national not-for-profit organization that creates solutions to accelerate gender diversity in the Canadian financial services industry, held its Annual General Meeting on May 25, 2022 (the “AGM”). As part of the formal AGM proceedings, WCM announced the reappointment of six members of its Board of Directors (the “Board”), including, Brad Black, Giulia Cirillo Nathalie Clark, Deland Kamanga, Joanne O’Hea and Mary Vitug.

WCM would especially like to thank Joyce Bernasek, Jeannie Collins-Arden, Sheryl Holmes, and Malcolm Lang for their dedication to WCM's mission as each of their final terms with the Board have concluded. Their respective impact on WCM as an organization has been significant and appreciated by all.

WCM would also like to thank Nathalie Clark, as she moves into the role of Past Chair, for the three terms she has devoted to the Board championing WCM's mission. Mary Vitug, Chair of WCM's Board said of Nathalie, "I am grateful to Nathalie for her important contribution to WCM. Her leadership, expertise and dedication to the Board over the past eight years has been tremendous. I welcome the opportunity to continue to work alongside Nathalie.”

WCM’s CEO and President, Lara Zink, remarked, “On behalf of WCM, we would like to recognize the immeasurable impact Nathalie Clark has made on our organization. Please join me in thanking Nathalie for her contribution to WCM as she assumes the position of Past Chair and welcoming Mary Vitug as WCM's incoming Chair of the Board.”

WCM’s Board consists of 11 directors:

Mary Vitug, Chair
Capital Markets Professional

Brad Black, Vice Chair
Managing Director and Global Head, Financial Solutions, ‎CIBC Capital Markets

Nathalie Clark, Past Chair
EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Aurora Cannabis Inc.

Monique Allen, Director
Executive Vice President, Data & Technology, OMERS

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

Tamara Finch, Director
Executive Managing Director & Global Head of Financial Sponsors, TD Securities

David Garg, Director
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Sun Life

Jennifer Glista, Director
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Platform Sales, Receptiviti

Halina von dem Hagen, Director
Treasurer and Global Head of Capital Management, Manulife

Deland P. D. Kamanga, Director & Treasurer
Group Head, BMO Wealth Management

Joanne O'Hea, Director
Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets

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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