Group Head and Chief Human Resources Officer
Barb is the Group Head and Chief Human Resources Officer, with global responsibility for Human Resources, Marketing, Real Estate, Global Communications and Social Enterprise across Scotiabank. As a member of the Bank’s operating committee, she is responsible for helping to determine and guide the overall strategic direction of the Bank.
Previously, Barb held the positions of CHRO, Marketing, PCA; Executive Vice President, Global Wealth Management; Executive Vice President, Wealth Management, Canada; and Executive Vice President, Marketing, Sales & Service.
She joined the Bank in 1982 and has held progressively senior positions in retail banking, credit cards, marketing, sales and service, wealth management and human resources.
Barb graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours degree in Environmental Studies, and was recognized as the 2012 Alumni of the Year. She is also a graduate of the Queen’s University Executive Program. In 2010, she was inducted into Canada’s Most Powerful Women – Top 100 Hall of Fame by the Women’s Executive Network. She sits on the board of Bayview Glen School, and the Humber River Hospital in Toronto, as well as a variety of the Bank’s internal subsidiary boards.
Barb is married and has two sons.