WCM Announces Changes to Board of Directors

By WCM | | June 04, 2020

TORONTO, June 4, 2020 – Women in Capital Markets (WCM), a national not-for-profit organization that creates solutions to accelerate gender equality in the Canadian financial services industry, held its Annual General Meeting yesterday and, as part of the formal proceedings, announces the reappointment of two members of its Board of Directors and a new board executive. 

WCM welcomes Nathalie Clark as its new Chair effective June 3rd, 2020. Ms. Clark succeeds Sheryl Holmes, who has completed her term as Chair and moves into the role of Past Chair. “I am honoured to serve as the new Chair of the WCM Board and I would also like to take this opportunity to thank WCM’s outgoing Board Chair, Sheryl Holmes, and welcome her to her role as Past Chair” said Ms. Clark.

Mary Vitug has been appointed as Vice Chair and Deland Kamanga as Treasurer.

WCM’s Board consists of 11 directors: 

Nathalie Clark, Chair
Vice President, HR, TD Securities

Mary Vitug, Vice Chair
Managing Director, Investment Banking, Scotiabank

Sheryl Holmes, Past Chair
Managing Director and Head, Financial Institutions and Public Sector Group, Corporate Banking, CIBC Capital Markets

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

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

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

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 and Chief Human Resources Officer, PSP Investments

Melissa Sonberg, Director
Corporate Director and Adjunct Professor, McGill University

WCM's CEO and President, Camilla Sutton commented, "I am grateful for Sheryl Holmes leadership over the last two years and pleased that she will remain in the role of Past Chair, I am also very pleased to be welcoming Nathalie Clark into the role of Chair and Mary Vitug into the role as Vice Chair. Together with the Board, we have the leadership and strategic vision necessary to accelerate change across the industry." 



About WCM 

Women in Capital Markets (WCM) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1995. Women in Capital Markets (WCM) is the reflection of Canadian financial institutions and professionals uniting to accelerate gender equality at an industry level. We create solutions to propel equality through strategies and initiatives that grow the pipeline of women, build the industry’s knowledge of diversity and equality, and encourage a shift towards more inclusive work cultures and management styles. Our focus is on creating solutions for the progression of equality in Canadian finance through advocacy, research, programming and recruitment.

For additional information, please email us at [email protected].

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