Barbara Stymiest

Ms. Barbara Stymiest, a corporate director, is a former member of the Group Executive for the Royal Bank of Canada, a former CEO of TMX Group Inc., Executive Vice-President and CFO at BMO Capital Markets and Partner of Ernst & Young LLP.  She currently serves on the boards of Blackberry Limited, George Weston Limited, President’s Choice Bank and Sun Life Financial Inc.   She is the chair of the audit committees of George Weston Limited and Blackberry Limited and is the chair of the risk committee of Sun Life.

Ms. Stymiest also contributes to non-profit organizations as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of University Health Network and Vice-Chair of AGE-WELL, an organization dedicated to providing technology to ageing Canadians.  She also serves as a director of CIFAR, an organization which convenes world leading scientists to address the most important questions facing science and humanity and as a member of the Advisory Board of the Ivey Institute for Leadership.  

Ms. Stymiest obtained her H.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.  She is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant and received the 2011 award of Outstanding Merit from the Council of CPA Ontario.  She also received honorary degrees from Western University, University of New Brunswick, University of Guelph and the Canadian University of Dubai.