Chadwick Westlake

Executive Vice President, Enterprise Productivity & Canadian Banking Finance
Gillian Riley


Chadwick is responsible for setting the strategy and implementation of enterprise-wide productivity improvement. Initiatives under his leadership support achieving the Bank’s productivity goals, including efforts to reduce costs, accelerate revenue growth, and simplify processes through lean re-engineering and smart automation. Appointed to his current role in November, 2018, he also has financial management oversight for Canadian Banking.

Chadwick joined Scotiabank in 2002, and has earned a strong reputation for transformation leadership and driving business results. He has held wide-ranging positions across Canadian Banking, Wealth Management, International Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and corporate functions including Global Risk Management and Operations. Prior to his appointment, Chadwick was Senior Vice President, Structural Cost Transformation & Lean, where he led the Bank’s significant multi-year cost transformation program. He also served as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Canadian Banking.

He earned a BA in Economics and Management from the University of Waterloo, and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He is an active advocate of Diversity & Inclusion, including participating on the Scotiabank Inclusion Council, and as a member of The Scotiabank Women Initiative Advisory Board.

Chadwick and his wife Kimberley, have a son and daughter.