Board of Directors

  • Eric Beutel

    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

    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.

  • Kishore Kapoor

    Kish 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 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 joined the Board in November 2016.

  • David LeGresley

    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

    Lynn McDonald, a Corporate Director, is a former Managing Director at CIBC World Markets and a former Deputy Minister in the Ontario Government. She currently serves as an independent director of a wholly-owned funds management subsidiary of the Ontario Hospital Association. She is a former Chair of the Board of Frontier College, , a national literacy organization where she remains a member of the College’s Finance and Audit Committee, and a former director and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee of Bridgepoint Active Care Foundation. She is also a former Governor of Trent University where she served as Chair of the Investment and Audit Committee. Ms. McDonald has 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.

  • Andrew Moor

    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 serves as a director of Sleep Country Canada where he is Chair of the Audit Committee, and is a former  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, and is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors with the ICD.D designation.

  • Rowan Saunders

    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

    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 2015.

  • Michael Stramaglia

    Michael Stramaglia is a Corporate Director and President and Founder of Matrisc Advisory Group, a risk management consulting firm, and Executive in Residence at the Global Risk Institute. Mr. Stramaglia has over 30 years of financial services experience, including priorexecutive 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 of Zurich Life Insurance Company of Canada. He currently serves on the boards of the Economical Insurance Group, Foresters Financial, Munich Re Canada and Temple Insurance Company. Mr. Stramaglia is a qualified actuary and Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst, and 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.