Toronto Centre for Global Leadership in Financial Supervision Welcomes Barry Campbell to its Board of Directors

Former member of parliament was one of the founding members of the Toronto Centre Board

TORONTO, May 24, 2016 /CNW/ - Toronto Centre is proud to welcome Barry Campbell to its Board of Directors effective May 20, 2016. Mr. Campbell was a founding member of the Toronto Centre Board, having been appointed by then-Finance Minister Paul Martin in 1998 and serving until 2000. Mr. Campbell brings with him decades of experience in law, international banking, and public affairs.

"We're very pleased to have Barry Campbell back on the Toronto Centre Board," says John Palmer, Chairman of the Board of Toronto Centre. "Barry has a wealth of experience and knowledge that will help us advance our mission of empowering financial sector regulators and supervisors around the world to contribute to sound and inclusive financial systems."

Mr. Campbell is the Founder and President of Campbell Strategies, one of the leading public affairs organizations in Canada. He has provided counsel in several policy areas including financial services regulation, taxation, and mergers and acquisitions. He served as a Member of Parliament from 1993 to 1997, where he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, later Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Paul Martin. Mr. Campbell has served at the IMF and practised law with leading law firms in Toronto and Washington DC.

"With the tremendous growth Toronto Centre has experienced over the past several years, Mr. Campbell, with his extensive business and public policy experience, is a welcome addition to our strong board and a boost to our efforts to enhance our impact around the world," says Babak Abbaszadeh, President and CEO of Toronto Centre.


Toronto Centre is an independent not-for-profit organization that promotes financial stability and access to financial services globally by providing training that develops the capacity of financial sector regulators and supervisors, particularly in emerging markets and low-income countries. By helping build these economic foundations, our work supports sustainable growth and job creation, and helps to reduce poverty and raise standards of living. Since 1998, we have trained more than 10,000 supervisors and regulators from over 190 countries and territories. Toronto Centre is supported by Global Affairs Canada, the IMF, the World Bank, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and other valuable international partners.  For more information, please visit

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For further information: TORONTO CENTRE MEDIA CONTACT: Kathy Nguyen, Toronto Centre Communications Coordinator -, 416-943-9300 ext. 236, Cell: 647-993-3809


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