WCM Announces Election of Four New Board Members

WCM| May 18, 2018

TORONTO, May 18, 2018 – Women in Capital Markets (WCM), a national not-for-profit that works to accelerate gender diversity across financial services, held its Annual General Meeting yesterday and, as part of the formal proceedings, elected four new members to its Board of Directors. 

WCM’s new directors are:

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

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

Deland P. D. Kamanga, Head, Global Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities, BMO Capital Markets

Joanne O'Hea, Director, Institutional Equity Trading, RBC Capital Markets

“We are very pleased to have four leaders from the industry join our Board of Directors and look forward to working with them to further enhance WCM’s scope and impact,” said Camilla Sutton, President and CEO. “WCM is at a critical juncture and their fresh perspectives, combined with the experience of our existing Board members, will provide the strategic direction needed to accelerate change across the industry.”

With these four appointments, WCM’s Board now consists of 12 directors. The new members join the following:

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

Nathalie Clark, Vice-Chair
Vice President, HR, TD Securities and Risk Management

Mari Jensen, Past Chair
Director, Institutional Foreign Exchange Sales, Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets

Malcolm Lang, Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer, TD Securities and Senior Vice President, TD Bank Group

Jeannie Collins-Ardern, Corporate Secretary
Corporate Director

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

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

Mary Vitug, Director
Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets, Scotiabank

Replacing Jensen as Board Chair is Sheryl Holmes. Holmes has served on WCM’s Board of Directors for six years. “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank WCM’s outgoing Board Chair, Mari Jensen, and welcome her to her role as Past Chair; and to thank Past Chair, Michele Goddard, for her contribution to WCM” added Holmes.

“I look forward to working with Sheryl and the entire Board as we move WCM to the next chapter of growth and influence, and welcome Joyce, Brad, Deland, and Joanne to their new board roles” concluded Sutton.    

About WCM

Women in Capital Markets (WCM) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1995. It represents the largest network of professional women in the Canadian financial sector and the voice of advocacy for women in the industry. The organization works with its sponsors, members and the broader public to move the dial on women’s representation and impact in the boardrooms and executive suites of financial services firms in Canada. Learn more at wcm.ca and follow WCM on LinkedIn, Twitter @WCMCanada and Facebook

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