Sandra J. Stuart



Sandra Stuart is a corporate director and the former President and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Bank Canada. During her over 35-year career with HSBC, Ms. Stuart held various leadership roles including Chief Operating Officer and Group Head of Change Delivery Management. She was recognized as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women (Top 100) in 2014 and was awarded the inaugural Deloitte Inclusion Vanguard Award by the Women’s Executive Network in 2016. Ms. Stuart was acknowledged as one of British Columbia’s Most Influential Women by BC Business Magazine in both 2015 and 2019. She became a Catalyst Canada Honours Champion in 2019. Ms. Stuart has a B.A. with a double minor in Economics and Business from Simon Fraser University and has completed Executive Management courses at the Harvard Business School and the IMD International Business School.

Key Areas of Experience

  • Financial services
  • Human capital management and executive compensation
  • Retail/consumer
  • Risk management
  • Technology

Scotiabank Board Details

  • Director since September 1, 2023
  • Member of Corporate Governance Committee and Risk Committee
  • Independent

Public Company Directorships

  • Canfor Corporation
  • Canfor Pulp Products Inc.
  • DRI Healthcare Trust
  • Telus International (Cda) Inc.