Women in Capital Markets

Toronto-based Women in Capital Markets (WCM) has appointed Camilla Sutton as its new president and CEO, effective Jan. 22, the not-for-profit organization announced on Thursday.

Sutton will succeed Jeannie Collins-Ardern, a WCM board member who was appointed interim president and CEO following the resignation of former president and CEO Jennifer Reynolds in August 2017, who left the organization to take over as CEO of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance.

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Sutton joins WCM as a recognized expert in trading, sales, portfolio management, global macro strategy and research across multiple asset classes, including equities, foreign exchange, fixed-income and derivatives.

Most recently, Sutton was Bank of Nova Scotia’s global head of foreign exchange. She also filled senior roles at OMERS and BMO Capital Markets.

“Throughout her 25 years in the industry, she has shown a commitment to, and a passion for, diversity and inclusion,” WCM says in its announcement.

“Camilla is a respected, talented and motivated leader with a strong business acumen, and a capital markets veteran. Her hire is a significant achievement for the organization,” adds Mari Jensen, chairwoman of WCM’s board of directors, in a statement. “Camilla is the right leader for WCM during this important stage of growth, and I am confident she will continue to drive change in Canada’s boardrooms, executive offices and workplaces.”

Sutton holds a bachelor of arts degree from Dalhousie University and a master’s of business administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. In addition, she is a chartered market technician and chartered financial analyst charterholder.

Sutton is an active member of the global investment community, serving as board member at large at the CFA Society Toronto and having been a member of several committees, both at the CFA Society and at WCM

“Women in Capital Markets has played a critical role in advancing the conversation about gender diversity in the financial services industry and within the broader Canadian economy,” says Sutton, in a statement. “I’m looking forward to working with our members, sponsors, volunteers and policy-makers to further advance WCM’s critical mandate.”