Brian J. Porter

Brian J. Porter


Brian Porter assumed the role of Scotiabank’s Chief Executive Officer on November 1, 2013. Prior to becoming CEO, Mr. Porter served as the Bank’s Chief Risk Officer, Group Head of Risk and Treasury, and Group Head of International Banking. He joined the Bank in 1981.

Mr. Porter is also Chair of the University Health Network (UHN) Board of Trustees and his current board memberships include, the Council of the Americas and The BlackNorth Initiative. Most recently, Mr. Porter assumed the role of Chair of the Board of Governors of Huron University College at Western University. Mr. Porter previously served as Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the Washington-based Institute of International Finance (IIF).

Mr. Porter earned a B.Comm. from Dalhousie University, and has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) from Dalhousie University (2008) and Ryerson University (2018). He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School.

Key Areas of Experience

  • Accounting and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Financial services
  • Retail/consumer
  • Risk management

Scotiabank Board Details

  • Director since April 9, 2013
  • Not independent (Chief Executive Officer of the Bank)