Nicole Frew

Executive Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer


Nicole Frew was appointed Executive Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer in September 2020. In this role, she leads Scotiabank’s Global Compliance and AML functions to ensure compliance, AML and financial crimes risks are managed effectively against heightened regulatory expectations.

Nicole previously worked as Senior Vice President, Anti-Money Laundering & Internal Controls, International Banking, where she stood up the Bank’s first Internal Controls unit and built strong teams across our footprint to proactively identify risk. She also previously served as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Risk.

She is a seasoned leader with diverse expertise across Risk Management, Global Banking and Markets, and International Banking. A lawyer by training, prior to joining Scotiabank, Nicole was a Partner focusing on derivatives and structured products at a large Canadian law firm.

Nicole is an advocate for women in leadership and has a strong leadership presence both within and outside of the organization. She is also a member of the Scotiabank Women Initiative advisory board. Nicole is member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto.