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Sonia Baxendale

Independent non-executive director

Appointment date:

01 March 2019



Committees chaired:

  • Investment committee

Member of:

  • Group audit committee

About Sonia

Sonia has over 25 years’ experience in the banking and financial services industry in Canada. She is an experienced business leader and has run large global businesses and has served at operating board level at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Since stepping down from Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in 2011, Sonia has held a number of non-executive positions.

External appointments: Non-executive director, Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and member of the Human Resources and Corporate Governance Committee of Laurentian Bank of Canada, non-executive director of The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited, non-executive director, Chair of the Human Capital and Governance Committee and member of the Audit and Compliance Committee at Foresters Financial and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services.