Learn more about the Chair of the CBA’s Executive Council – Cameron Fowler
Cameron Fowler is the Group Head, Canadian Personal & Commercial Banking at Bank of Montreal and is accountable for the overall business results for the Canadian Personal & Commercial Banking business.
A member of the BMO Financial Group Executive Committee, Mr. Fowler joined the company in January 2009. Before taking on his current role in 2014, he was Executive Vice-President, Canadian Personal & Commercial Banking, where he was responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the bank’s customer segments, physical and virtual channels and all product areas, including payments and cards.
Prior to joining BMO, Mr. Fowler was the Managing Director & Head of Barclays Wealth International with Barclays in London, UK. He also held various senior positions within Barclays, Delano Technology Corporation and Braxton Associates/Deloitte Consulting and served as Policy Advisor for the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Government of Ontario.
Mr. Fowler is a member of the board of directors of CivicAction and is active in several charities including the United Way. In 2010, Mr. Fowler was named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40.
He has a BA (Honours) from Queen’s University and received his MBA from the London Business School at the University of London (UK).
Learn more about the CBA’s President and CEO – Neil Parmenter
Neil Parmenter is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA). As President and CEO, he communicates the perspectives of the industry to all levels of government, regulators, stakeholders, media and the public. In this capacity, Mr. Parmenter plays a strong role in the development of public policy on financial services that contributes to a sound, successful banking system that benefits Canadians and Canada's economy. He provides leadership over the CBA’s financial literacy education programs, Your Money Students and Your Money Seniors, and is the industry representative on the National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy, an expert panel tasked with the implementation of the National Strategy for Financial Literacy for Canada. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Banking Federation (IBFed), a forum that addresses issues affecting banking around the world.
Prior to this role, he held the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate and Public Affairs (Global) and Chief Communications Officer at TD Bank Group. In that capacity, he led TD’s Corporate Communications for Canada and the United States and the Canadian Government Relations practice while counselling the CEO, CFO, Senior Executive Team and Board of Directors on key government relations, communications, and public affairs issues.
Mr. Parmenter holds a B.A. in Political Science from Western University, a Certificate in Public Relations from Humber College, a Canadian Securities designation and completed an Executive Program in Strategic Marketing Management from Stanford University. He has won several industry awards from the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). He also served as a Director of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance.
About the Canadian Bankers Association
The Canadian Bankers Association is the voice of more than 60 domestic and foreign banks that help drive Canada’s economic growth and prosperity. The CBA advocates for public policies that contribute to a sound, thriving banking system to ensure Canadians can succeed in their financial goals. www.cba.ca.