Chris is a CPA, CA with over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He is a finance professional with experience in banking, wealth management, other financial services and not-for-profit businesses. Chris’ responsibilities most recently at CIBC included providing strategic direction for large and diverse Finance teams; development, mentoring and oversight to senior finance and banking professionals; advice and support to Senior Executives; consolidation planning, analysis and performance reporting; and, delivering against key initiatives that support strategy. He has also been a director of a number of bank subsidiaries. Before joining CIBC, Chris held management roles in Finance at Merrill Lynch and was an Audit Manager at Ernst & Young. Chris was a Board Member at United Way of Halton Hills starting in 2007, with various roles including President, Treasurer and Campaign Chair. From 2002 – 2009, Chris was a member of the Ridley College Advancement Committee and since 2016 has been a member of the Ridley College Finance and HR Committee including current role of Vice-chair. He is also on the Finance and Audit Committee of Taekwondo Canada. Chris received his CPA and CA in 1995 and graduated from Brock University in 1992 with Honours in Business Administration.