The Canadian Bankers Association Tuesday announced the appointment of Terry Campbell as president CEO, effective March 1.

Campbell succeeds Nancy Hughes Anthony, who announced her retirement in September 2010 and has been in this role for nearly four years.

Campbell is currently the vice president of policy for the CBA. Prior to joining the association in 1997, he had a 16-year career in the Ontario public service, including serving at the director level with responsibility for policy related to provincially regulated financial services.

“Canada’s highly competitive and strong banking sector is a real Canadian success story,” says Campbell. “Having a sound banking system is critical to the success of our economy and helps Canadians build their financial futures. I am honoured to be taking on this role at a time when our industry is recognized around the world for its strength and resilience.”

Campbell graduated with a Masters degree in History from Queen’s University and completed his undergraduate work at the University of Toronto.

He has served on the Guelph Museums Board of Management and the Board of the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario and he is active in mentoring programs for recent immigrants to Canada.