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A leadership change is on the books at Scotiabank.

Glen Gowland, group head of global wealth management, will transition to vice-chair as of Jan. 1, 2024. His successor will be Jacqui Allard, who will become deputy head of global wealth management in September and then group head in January. She moves from Royal Bank of Canada to Scotiabank.

Gowland has been with Scotiabank since 2000 and has been involved in “transforming both [the bank’s] asset management and advisory businesses,” said president and CEO Scott Thomson in a release.

Gowland also led the acquisition of businesses such as Toronto-based Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd. and Ottawa-based MD Financial Management Inc.

Allard has held various executive roles at RBC since 2014, and is currently executive vice-president of personal financing products in the personal and commercial banking division. Throughout her decades-long career, she also worked with Manulife Financial Corp. and major banks in the U.S., Australia, Ireland and the U.K.

Other notable moves across the financial industry:

  • Karin Yorfido is the new president of Broadridge Canada. She succeeds Michael Dignam, who becomes vice-chairman and takes on an advisory role. Yorfido has more than 20 years of experience and will lead the company’s Canadian investor communication solutions plus global technology and operations. She’ll report to Chris Perry, president of Broadridge.
  • Lucie Tedesco has joined the board of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario. Her two-year term began on July 13. She’s a former commissioner and deputy commissioner with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, and will remain strategic adviser and counsel with McCarthy Tétrault LLP until September.
  • Maureen Jensen has been reappointed to the board for the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. She’ll serve another three-year term as a public governor, continuing a role that she took on in 2020.
  • Douglas Anweiler is now chief brand officer with Mass.-based fintech firm FusionIQ. He moved from Toronto-based Pascal WealthTech, where he held the same title for nearly three years.
  • Doug Senyk has moved to Oakville, Ont.-based Lakeshore Securities Inc. from RBC Dominion Securities, where he worked for decades and was most recently a vice-president and investment advisor.
  • Two appointments were made recently at Saint-Laurent, Que.-based MSA Financial: Anthony La Barbera is vice-president of business development and advanced markets, joining from Montreal-based ALL Financial Services; and Stacey Zerdok is vice-president of marketing and communications, joining from managing general agent IDC Worldsource, a division of Worldsource Wealth Management Inc.

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