Director Profile

Sue Fawcett CFA ICD.D

Associate Independent Review Inc.

Board Value Proposition: 

Executive and corporate director with over 25 years of experience in financial services with deep expertise in finance and capital markets, and a strong understanding of the macroeconomic dynamics facing a broad range of industries.

Capital Markets, Investment and Portfolio Management

  • Managed over $80 million in client investments at CIBC Wood Gundy Canada and as an independent consultant.

Financial Services Industry Governance and Oversight

  • As a member of a number of top Canadian mutual fund review committees, play a specialized governance role particularly related to conflict of interest matters.

Audit Committee Experience

  • As Director on the Board of Business Development Bank and a member of its Audit Committee, oversaw $18 billion in loans and investments.

Industry Experience: 

  • Diversified Financials
  • Asset Management & Custody Banks
  • Investment Banking & Brokerage

International Experience: 

  • Singapore

Board Experience:

Corporate Boards:

Willoughby Asset Management, Investment Review Committee 2016 to Present
Auspice Capital Advisors, Investment Review Committee 2015 to Present
Hamilton Capital Partners, Investment Review Committee 2015 to Present
Horizons Exchange Traded Funds, Investment Review Committee 2011 to Present
Business Development Bank of Canada 2008 to 2015
Audit Committee
Human Resources/Compensation Committee
Investment Committee
Pension Plan Management Committee

Additional Boards:

Alberta Economic Development Authority 2011 to 2014
Envision Alberta Committee
Rideau Club 1996
Facilities Committee
Membership Committee
Ottawa-Carleton Economic Development Corporation (now Invest Ottawa) 1994
Riverside Hospital Foundation 1994
Ottawa Ballet 1992
Foundations and Corporate Sponsors Committee


Independent Review Inc. 2010 to Present
Fawcett Financial Inc. 2000 to Present
President, Calgary
President, Singapore
CIBC Wood Gundy 1986 to 2000
Vice President and Advisor
ScotiaMcLeod 1981 to 1986


HR and Compensation Committee Effectiveness, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2012
Audit Committee Effectiveness, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2012
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2009
CFA, The CFA Institute, Singapore, 2006
Canadian Securities Course, 1980
BComm, University of Calgary, 1978