Brian joined Scotiabank in 1981, and has progressed through a series of increasingly senior positions across the Bank, including executive roles with Global Banking and Markets, Global Risk Management, Group Treasury and International Banking. Brian served as the Bank’s Chief Risk Officer from 2005 to 2008, as Group Head of Risk & Treasury from 2008 to 2010 and as Group Head of International Banking from 2010 to 2012. He was appointed President of Scotiabank in November 2012, and was elected to the Scotiabank Board of Directors in April 2013. Brian assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer on November 1, 2013.
Brian has been actively involved with many industry, educational, community, health and arts organizations. His current board memberships include the Business Council of Canada, the Council of the Americas, and the Washington-based Institute of International Finance (IIF), where he serves as the incoming Vice Chairman and Treasurer. Brian is also the incoming Chair of the University Health Network (UHN) Board of Trustees.
Brian earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree from Dalhousie University in 2008. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School.