Board ofDirectors

Eric Beutel

Director

Mr. Beutel has been a Director of the Bank since 1994. He is Vice-President of Oakwest Corporation Limited, a private investment holding company. He also serves as a director of Intouch Insight Ltd. and CHAR Technologies Ltd. Mr. Beutel holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa.

Johanne Brossard

Director

Ms. Brossard brings more than 30 years of international and Canadian financial services experience to this important role, including expertise in the development of online banking strategies.  Most recently, she served as President and CEO of Bank West, a subsidiary of Desjardins, the largest cooperative financial group in Canada and as Desjardins’ Vice President of National Online Banking Development. Before that, she was President and CEO and board member of ResMor Trust, a subsidiary of Ally Financial. During her 14-years at ING Direct, Ms. Brossard assisted the organization in establishing its presence in Canada, France and Japan and served as President and CEO of ING Bank of Canada from 2003 to 2008.  She was also General Manager of ING Direct’s Head Office in Amsterdam.  Ms. Brossard holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and has a General Management Certificate from INSEAD.

Michael Emory

Director

Mr. Emory is President and Chief Executive Officer and a trustee of Allied Properties REIT, a role he has held since 2003. He has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Allied Canadian Development Corporation since 1988. Prior to 1988, Mr. Emory was a partner with the law firm of Aird & Berlis LLP, specializing in corporate and real estate finance. He currently serves as a director of Real Property Association of Canada. Mr. Emory received his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Queen's University and his J.D. from the University of Toronto. He became a director of the Bank in May 2014. 

Kishore Kapoor

Director

Kishore Kapoor is a Corporate Director. Until 2011 he was President of Wellington West Holdings Inc.  From November 2003 to June 2005, Mr. Kapoor was Executive Vice-President Corporate Development of Loring Ward International Ltd., a public company formed to hold the U.S. operations of Assante Corporation, a company which provides wealth and asset management services. As one of the founders of Assante Corporation, Mr. Kapoor was its Executive Vice President Corporate Development from March 1994 to November 2003. He currently serves on the Board of Manitoba Telecom Services, Inc. and Richardson Financial Group Limited. Mr. Kapoor has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba and is a Chartered Accountant and former tax partner with KPMG LLP. He became a director of the Bank in November 2016.

Eric Kirzner

Director

Mr. Kirzner is a Professor of Finance and the John H.Watson Chair in Value Investing at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He also serves as lead external advisor to the Hospitals of Ontario Pension Plan. Professor Kirzner holds an MBA from the University of Toronto. He has been a Director of the Bank for over 25 years.

David LeGresley

Chair of the Board

David LeGresley is Chair of the Board of both the Company and the Bank. He is also a Corporate Director and has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Mr. LeGresley is a former executive of National Bank Financial holding positions in the area of corporate and investment banking and most recently serving as Vice Chairman from 2006 to 2008. He currently serves as a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Pembina Pipeline Corporation. Mr. LeGresley received a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors with the ICD.D designation.

Lynn McDonald

Director

Lynn McDonald, a Corporate Director, is a former Managing Director at CIBC World Markets and a former deputy minister in the Ontario Government. She is the Chair and an independent trustee of Greystone Health Trust, an Ontario Hospital Association trust fund. Ms. McDonald is a former Chair of the Board of Frontier College, a national literacy organization and remains a member of the College’s Finance and Audit Committee. She is also a former director of Bridgepoint Active Care Foundation where she was Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee, and a former Governor of Trent University where she was Chair of the Investment and Audit Committee. Ms. McDonald earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics from the University of Waterloo and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Andrew Moor

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Moor has been President and CEO of the Company since March 2007. Prior to joining Equitable, he served as the President and CEO of Invis Inc. from 2002-2007. He has also served as Chairman of the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals. Mr. Moor holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia and a B.Sc (Eng.) from the University of London. He is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors - Rotman Directors Education Program.  He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors with the ICD.D designation, and currently sits on the Board of Directors for Sleep Country Canada.

Rowan Saunders

Director

Rowan Saunders is President & Chief Executive Officer of Economical Mutual Insurance Company. Previously he was President & Chief Executive Officer of Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada (RSA Canada) for over 12 years. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) and was the IBC’s past Chair. Mr. Saunders received a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University, holds the Canadian Risk Management designation and is a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Canada. He joined the Board in May 2013.

Vincenza Sera

Director

Vincenza Sera is a Corporate Director. She is Chair of the Ontario Pension Board and Chair of the Board of DREAM Industrial REIT. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Financing Authority and DREAM Unlimited Corp. Ms. Sera was previously Managing Director in Investment Banking with National Bank Financial and served as a Vice-President with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. She has more than 25 years of experience in capital markets, corporate finance and corporate governance including eight years lending to real estate projects and companies. Ms. Sera received her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors with the ICD.D designation.

Michael Stramaglia

Director

Mr. Stramaglia is President and Founder of Matrics Advisory Group, a risk management consulting firm. He is currently Executive in Residence at the Global Risk Institute and serves on the boards of the Economical Insurance Group and Foresters Financial, Munich Reinsurance Company of Canada and Temple Insurance Company. Mr. Stramaglia has over 30 years of financial services experience, including prior executive leadership roles where he served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer for Sun Life Financial, Executive Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer for Clarica and as President and CEO for the Zurich Life Insurance Company of Canada. He is a qualified actuary and Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors .