Stuart Davis

Executive Vice President, Internal Data Protection Management


Stuart Davis was appointed Executive Vice President, Internal Data Protection Management in June 2023. In this role, he is responsible for advancing the Bank’s Internal Data Protection and programs and guiding the Bank’s Third-Party Management program.

Stuart joined Scotiabank in 2019 as Global Head, Financial Crimes Risk Management, and has 30 years of progressive experience in leadership roles focusing on remediating, transforming, and delivering risk management and compliance programs with a focus on anti-money laundering, sanctions, and financial crime prevention. Prior to this, he was the Global Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer at Bank of Montreal, and Enterprise Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer and Bank Secrecy Officer at USAA Financial Services. He also held senior roles at First Data / Western Union Financial Services, Capital One, and Bank of America.

Stuart is a global advocate of anti-money laundering and the prevention of human trafficking and child exploitation in the financial system, having spoken at the UN, FATF and Vatican.  He serves on the executive board of the WeProtect Global Alliance, a not-for-profit focused on the online protection of children, and currently serves as co-chair of Finance Canada’s Advisory Committee on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing and is Chair of the Canadian Banker’s Association subcommittee on Anti-Money Laundering. In 2019, Stuart was named the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Professional of the Year and has served as the ACAMS Toronto chapter chair.