Board Value Proposition:
Senior executive with breadth of experience across banking, insurance, technology, sales, and consulting. A strategic thinker and change agent with the ability to execute, and an experienced board member on both corporate and provincial agency boards.
- Major contributor to the development of The Co-operators’ four-year business strategy.
- Contributed to group-level strategy council, as well as the creation and execution of strategic planning framework for RBC technology and operations, leading to the alignment of business strategies.
Operational Risk Management and Governance
- Created and delivered RBC technology’s first operational risk framework, significantly decreasing risk exposure and simplifying the risk-assessment process.
- Created and successfully deployed enterprise technology governance framework across RBC’s markets, permitting greater rigor in investment decisions.
- Created and delivered a risk-based Enterprise IT Security function at The Co-operators, allowing strategic investment decisions.
Mergers and Acquisitions and Organizational Transformation
- Aligned five separate teams into one enterprise technology team within six months of onboarding as CIO of The Co-operators.
- Transformed a group of IT best practices to a series of centers of excellence, proving value of service and leading to significant voluntary business uptake at RBC.
- During merger of TD Bank/Canada Trust, successfully created the first single team to manage seamless rollout of the technology of all Retail and Wealth Distribution points.
- Reduced The Co-operators’ IT Enterprise expenses year over year, through strategic approaches, consolidation/contract negotiation, and an over 40% reduction of data center costs.
- Scaled a RBC global resource center for IT and business process offshoring, gaining an average of 74% leverage and 49% savings.
- Diversified Financials
- Other Diversified Financial Services
- Life & Health Insurance
- Multi-line Insurance
- Property And Casualty Insurance
- Software & Services
- Data Processing & Outsourced Services
- IT Consulting & Other Services
- United Kingdom
- United States