Eric Beutel 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. He joined the Board in October 1994.
Michael Emory has been President and Chief Executive Officer and a trustee of Allied Properties REIT since 2003, and has been continuously active in the commercial real estate business since 1988. Prior to that time, Mr. Emory was a partner at Aird & Berlis LLP where he specialized in corporate and real estate finance. Mr. Emory received his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Queen's University and his J.D. from the University of Toronto. He joined the Board in May 2014.
Susan Ericksen is an expert in the design, development, implementation and management of innovative, large-scale technologies and technology workforces. Ms. Ericksen has had a distinguished 35-year career with Fortune 500 companies, serving as a Chief Technology Officer for Fiserv, Inc., and most recently as a Managing Director, Global Technology Operations, at The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta. Ms. Ericksen's financial services experience is extensive. She served as a Chief Information Officer or Chief Technology Officer at New York Life, Merrill Lynch Bank and Trust, Merrill Lynch Bank USA, CitiFinancial, and Citi Cards. Ms. Ericksen holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles. She joined the Board in November 2018.
Kishore Kapoor currently serves as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of GMP Capital Inc. Mr. Kapoor also serves as a director and a member of the Audit Committee of Richardson Financial Group Limited and Morneau Shepell Inc., and as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Richardson GMP. From May 2006 to March 2017 he served as a director of Manitoba Telecom Services and Audit Committee Chair. Until 2011 he was President of Wellington West Holdings Inc., the parent company of a number of subsidiaries that provided wealth management and corporate finance services to retail and institutional clientele in Canada. From November 2003 to June 2005 Mr. Kapoor was Executive Vice-President of Corporate Development at Loring Ward International Inc., a public company formed to hold the U.S. operations of Assante Corporation, previously one of the largest wealth management firms in Canada, and served as its Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development from March 1994 until November 2003. Mr. Kapoor has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba and is a Chartered Accountant and former tax partner with KPMG LLP.
Chair of the Board
David LeGresley has been Chair of the Board of both Equitable Group Inc. and the Bank since May 14, 2014. He is also a Corporate Director and currently serves as a Director and Chair of the HR and Compensation Committee of Pembina Pipeline Corporation. Mr. LeGresley has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, including as a senior executive at National Bank Financial for 12 years in several positions including Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, and most recently as Vice Chairman from 2006 to 2008. He 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. Mr. LeGresley joined the Board in May 2011.
Lynn McDonald, a Corporate Director, is a former Managing Director at CIBC World Markets and a former Deputy Minister and Executive Director of the Office of the Premier and Cabinet Office for the Ontario Government. She currently serves as an independent director of the Ontario Hospital Association and its wholly-owned subsidiary, OHA Legacy Fund, where she also serves as Chair. She previously served as Chair of the Board of Frontier College, a national literacy organization, and as Chair of the College’s Finance and Audit Committee. She is also a former director and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee of Bridgepoint Active Care Foundation, and a former Governor of Trent University and Chair of the University’s 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. She joined the Board in May 2011.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Moor has been Equitable’s President and CEO since March 2007. Before joining Equitable, he served as President and CEO of Invis Inc. from 2002-2007 and prior to that as President and Chief Financial Officer of SMED International Inc. Mr. Moor is currently a Director and Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee of Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc., and is a former Chairman of the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals. He also serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Bankers’ Association, as Chairman of the Trust Companies Association, and as a member of the Smith School of Business, Advisory Board at Queen’s University. Mr. Moor holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia and a B.Sc (Eng.) from the University of London, and is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors with the ICD.D designation.
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. Mr. Saunders is a past Chairman and a current director of the Insurance Bureau of Canada and also serves as a member of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario’s (FSCO) CEO Advisory committee. 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 is a Corporate Director. She is currently Chair of the Board of DREAM Industrial REIT and serves on the Board of Directors of DREAM Unlimited Corporation. , Ontario Financing Authority and Investment Management Corporation of Ontario. She served on the Board of the Ontario Pension Board for 12 years, including nine as Chair of the Board. Ms. Sera has more than 25 years of experience in capital markets, corporate finance and corporate governance, holding senior positions with National Bank Financial, First Marathon Securities and CIBC. She received her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto, and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors with the ICD.D designation. Ms. Sera joined the Board in May 2013.
Michael Stramaglia, a Professional Corporate Director, is President and Founder of Matrisc Advisory Group, a risk management consulting firm. He is also Executive in Residence at the Global Risk Institute and Program Director of SEEC’s Centre of Excellence in Governance, Risk Management and Control at the Schulich School of Business Mr. Stramaglia has over 30 years of financial services experience, including prior executive leadership roles that include Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer for Sun Life Financial, Executive Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer for Clarica, and President and CEO of Zurich Life Insurance Company of Canada. He currently serves on the boards of directors of the Economical Insurance Group, Foresters Financial, Munich Re Canada and Temple Insurance Company, and is a member of the Ontario Internal Audit Committee.
Mr. Stramaglia 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. Mr. Stramaglia joined the Board in May 2014.