Director Profile

Shauneen E. Bruder FICB ICD.D MBA

Executive Vice President of Operations for Canadian Banking Royal Bank of Canada

Board Value Proposition: 

Transformational Business Leadership, Operations, Strategy, and Bottom-Line Growth

  • As Head of RBC’s Commercial Business in Canada, responsible for revenue and profitability for one of RBC’s largest businesses ($2.5 billion in revenue), developed and implemented a transformational agenda to drive revenue growth and cost re-engineering, resulting in consistent double-digit bottom-line growth over five years and a first in market share earned across every product category. 
  • As Chair of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, chaired a successful G8/G20 business summit attended by the Prime Minister and business leaders from key partner nations. 
  • As Head of Operations for Retail Banking for RBC, led  all operations supporting Royal Bank of Canada’s retail banking business in Canada, (revenues of $11 billion, net income of $3.5 billion and 10,000 employees), successfully transforming complex operating environments through automation and digitization to ensure reliable, flexible, and responsive service for 11 million personal and business clients in Canada through mobile telephone, branch, on-line, direct mail channels, and strategic vendor relationships. 
  • As a member of the group operating committee for RBC, oversee day-to-day management of RBC globally.

Strategic Risk and Business Management in Regulated Environments

  • Have successfully executed numerous transformational change programs which delivered significant business results in highly regulated environments, with strong risk oversight and mitigation

Industry Experience: 

  • Banks
  • Diversified Banks
  • Regional Banks
  • Thrifts & Mortgage Finance
  • Commercial & Professional Services
  • Data Processing Services
  • Diversified Financials
  • Investment Banking & Brokerage
  • Specialized Finance
  • Insurance
  • Multi-line Insurance

International Experience: 

  • North America

Board Experience:

Corporate Boards:

CN 2017 to Present
RCAP Leasing 2010 to Present
Royal Bank Mortgage Corporation 2009 to 2011
Moneris Solutions Corporation 2006 to 2011
Chair, Audit & Risk Committee
Human Resource Committee
Royal Trust Company 2003 to 2011
Royal Trust Corporation of Canada 2003 to 2011
RBC Technology Ventures Inc. 2005 to 2009
RBC Asset Management Inc 2003 to 2005
RBC Private Counsel Inc. 2003 to 2005

Additional Boards:

University of Guelph 2012 to Present
Vice Chair, 2014-Present
Honourary Consul to Luxembourg 2011 to Present
Ontario College of Art and Design University 2010 to Present
President’s Council
Shaw Festival 2010 to Present
Vice Chair, 2012–Present
Chair, Strategic Planning Committee
Pine River Institute 2008 to Present
Chair, 2011–Present
Institute of Corporate Directors, Ontario Chapter 2010 to 2015
Chair, 2012-2014
Canadian Chamber of Commerce 2005 to 2011
Chair, 2009–2010
Chair, Audit Committee
Chair, Human Resource Committee
Chair, Executive Committee


Royal Bank of Canada 1984 to Present
Executive Vice President of Operations for Canadian Banking
Executive Vice President, Business and Commercial Banking
Head, Client and Marketing Strategy, Canadian Personal and Business Markets
Chief Operating Officer, Global Wealth Management
President, Centura Banks Inc., Rocky Mountain, North Carolina
Senior Vice President, North American Markets
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Vice President, Strategic Planning
Progressively senior roles, including risk management, sales and product management


ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2007
Canadian Securities Course, 1984
MBA, Finance and Investments, Queen’s University, 1984
BA (Hons.), Geography and Psychology, University of Guelph, 1980