Charyl Galpin P’07 ’08, Trustee

As chief regulatory officer, Charyl is responsible for providing a unified view of regulatory and risk matters across BMO’s wealth management businesses, helping to stay ahead of and strategically respond to the evolving environment and acting as a senior external representative of BMO on regulatory matters.

Charyl has a rich background in financial services. Joining Bank of Montreal in 1979 and spending her first seven years with the retail and corporate and government banking groups, she moved to Burns Fry in 1986 where she embarked upon a series of operations roles. In 2000, she was appointed senior vice president and managing director, head of national operations, for BMO’s private client group. In 2006, she was appointed chief operating officer for the private client division. In that role, she oversaw all operational and administrative functions and shared responsibility for developing and executing the overall strategy for full-service investing. In 2011, she was appointed as co-head of BMO Nesbitt Burns’ private client division and then in November 2014, she was made head. Charyl serves as a director of BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Holdings Corporation, BMO Life Insurance Company, BMO Life Assurance and BMO Estate Insurance Advisory Services Inc.

In addition to sitting on a number of internal boards, Charyl is the past chair and director of the Lakeridge Health Foundation and past trustee of the Lakeridge Health Corporation. She previously served as a governor for Trinity College School and was recently appointed a trustee. She is a director of the TCS Foundation and is a member of the Ontario chapter executive of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Charyl was named chair of the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC).

Charyl is a fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and has received the ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors. A graduate of the advanced management program at the Harvard Business School, she was named one of Canada’s “Top 100 Most Powerful Women of 2014” by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN). Charyl was named a “Champion of Change” by Women in Capital Markets in 2016 and was named one of Diversity 50’s 2016 board candidates by the Canadian Board Diversity Council. Most recently she was awarded the Carole Tanenbaum Women of Action Business Award by the Israel Cancer Research Fund. She is also the executive sponsor of W.I.S.E. Canada, an employee resource group advocating for the support and advancement of women at BMO Financial Group.