TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2018 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Women in Capital Markets (WCM) announced today that Camilla Sutton has been appointed President and CEO, effective January 22, 2018. Most recently, Ms. Sutton was Scotiabank's Global Head of Foreign Exchange.
"Camilla is a respected, talented and motivated leader with a strong business acumen, and a capital markets veteran. Her hire is a significant achievement for the organization," said Mari Jensen, Chair, WCM Board of Directors. "Camilla is the right leader for WCM during this important stage of growth, and I am confident she will continue to drive change in Canada's boardrooms, executive offices and workplaces."
Ms. Sutton joins WCM as a recognized expert in trading, sales, portfolio management, global macro strategy and research across multiple asset classes, including equities, FX, fixed income and derivatives. Her career in capital markets has spanned both the sell side and buy side, with senior roles at Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets, OMERS and BMO Capital Markets. Throughout her 25 years in the industry, she has shown a commitment to, and a passion for, diversity and inclusion.
Ms. Sutton holds a BA from Dalhousie University and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. In addition, she is a CMT and CFA charterholder. Ms. Sutton is an active member of the global investment community, serving as Board Member at Large at the CFA Society Toronto and having been a member of several committees both at the Society and at Women in Capital Markets.
"Women in Capital Markets has played a critical role in advancing the conversation about gender diversity in the financial services industry and within the broader Canadian economy," said Ms. Sutton. "I am honoured to be joining such an important organization, particularly at this pivotal time. The future is an exciting one, and I am looking forward to working with our members, sponsors, volunteers and policy makers to further advance WCM's critical mandate."
Ms. Sutton will succeed Jeannie Collins-Ardern, a WCM Board member who was appointed Interim President and CEO following the resignation of former President and CEO Jennifer Reynolds in August 2017. Ms. Jensen thanked Ms. Collins-Ardern for her leadership during the Board's search for a successor, and is looking forward to welcoming her back to her position on the Board.
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. Over the last four years, WCM has undergone a significant strategic shift, expanding nationally, doubling membership and sponsorship revenue and continuing to grow its advocacy and impact. 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 corporate Canada. Learn more at www.wcm.ca and follow WCM on LinkedIn, Twitter @WCMCanada and Facebook.
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