Lynn K. Patterson


Lynn Patterson is a corporate director and served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada (“BoC”) from May 2014 until her retirement from the BoC in July 2019. In this capacity, she was one of two deputy governors responsible for overseeing the BoC’s analysis and activities promoting a stable and efficient financial system. Prior to this, Ms. Patterson served as Special Adviser to the Governor and Senior Representative (Financial Markets) at the BoC’s Toronto Regional Office. Prior to joining the BoC, Ms. Patterson was President and Country Head for Bank of America Merrill Lynch Canada. She is a recipient of the Diamond Jubilee Medal as a builder and innovator in Canada’s investment industry. Ms. Patterson received an honours degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Scotiabank Board Details

  • Director since September 1, 2020
  • Member of Human Capital and Compensation Committee and Risk Committee
  • Independent

Key Areas of Experience

  • Capital markets
  • Financial services
  • Public policy
  • Risk management
  • Technology