WCM Announces the Resignation of CEO Camilla Sutton

By WCM | October 22, 2020

To the WCM community,

It is with regret that we announce the resignation of our President & CEO, Camilla Sutton, effective December 9th, 2020. 

“During her three years at the helm of WCM, Camilla has made an immeasurable contribution to WCM’s success, maximizing the organization’s potential for impact in accelerating diversity and inclusion, and bringing an emphasis on education, research and industry-wide commitment.” said Nathalie Clark, Chair of WCM’s Board. “We are deeply grateful for Camilla’s incredible leadership, vision and unwavering commitment and energy that she has given to WCM.” 

Ms. Sutton will be returning to capital markets at a Canadian Bank based in Toronto in mid December. She will be greatly missed by the staff and Board who wish her the absolute best in her future position and look forward to following the success of her career.

“Leading WCM has been a remarkable experience and a true privilege and pleasure," said Ms. Sutton. "Working alongside the dedicated staff, volunteers and partners, spearheading equity, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) research and education, seeing the tangible impacts of WCM’s work, and uniting members and firms to drive change on an industry scale has been incredibly rewarding. I believe WCM’s most innovative and impactful days are ahead, and I look forward to watching the organization continue to accelerate ED&I in our industry.” 

The Board of Directors has launched a search for a new leader, with a description being posted on the WCM website next week. As of December 10th, Katie Squires-Thompson will be appointed to serve as Acting President & CEO for any interim period. Katie, who has been with WCM for seven years and holds the role of WCM’s Chief Strategy Officer, brings deep organizational knowledge and expertise in ED&I, and has worked alongside Camilla throughout her term. 


Nathalie Clark
Chair, WCM Board of Directors

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