Meet our leadership team
The CBA’s experienced executive leadership team supports the advocacy work of the CBA and determines the strategy for achieving public policy objectives that contribute to a sound, thriving banking systems that works for Canadians.
Lead by the President and CEO, Neil Parmenter, the senior management team is responsible for advancing the Association’s annual strategic plan and providing leadership for the CBA’s diverse teams. The senior management team includes:
Neil Parmenter, President and CEO
Neil Parmenter is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA). As President and CEO, he communicates the perspectives of the industry to all levels of government, regulators, stakeholders, media and the public. In this capacity, Mr. Parmenter plays a strong role in the development of public policy on financial services that contributes to a sound, successful banking system that benefits Canadians and Canada's economy. He provides leadership over the CBA’s financial literacy education programs, Your Money Students and Your Money Seniors, and is the industry representative on the National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy, an expert panel tasked with the implementation of the National Strategy for Financial Literacy for Canada. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Banking Federation (IBFed), a forum that addresses issues affecting banking around the world.
Prior to this role, he held the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate and Public Affairs (Global) and Chief Communications Officer at TD Bank Group. In that capacity, he led TD’s Corporate Communications for Canada and the United States and the Canadian Government Relations practice while counselling the CEO, CFO, Senior Executive Team and Board of Directors on key government relations, communications, and public affairs issues.
Mr. Parmenter holds a B.A. in Political Science from Western University, a Certificate in Public Relations from Humber College, a Canadian Securities designation and completed an Executive Program in Strategic Marketing Management from Stanford University. He has won several industry awards from the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). He also served as a Director of the Toronto Finance International.
Left to right: Aaron Boles, Marina Mandal, Jay Lewis, Darren Hannah, Neil Parmenter, Angelina Mason, Anthony Polci, Krista Derksen
Aaron Boles, Vice-President, Communications
Aaron Boles leads the team responsible for the CBA’s reputation management, media relations, social media, branding, web properties, financial literacy and philanthropic activities.
Marina Mandal, Vice-President, Banking Transformation & Strategy
Marina Mandal oversees strategy and analysis for the CBA’s advocacy on issues relating to enhanced consumer expectations as a result of innovation and the accelerating pace of technological development, including open banking, big data and digital ID.
Jay Lewis, Director, Finance & Corporate Operations
Jay Lewis is responsible for all financial matters of the CBA as well as the Information Technology team and Offices Services.
Darren Hannah, Vice-President, Finance, Risk & Prudential Policy
Darren Hannah leads the Association’s policy development and advocacy efforts in the areas of prudential regulation and supervision, resolution, payments regulation, commercial finance, deposit-taking and deposit insurance.
Angelina Mason, General Counsel and Vice-President
Angelina Mason is the lead legal advisor to the Association. Angelina has responsibility for the in-house legal team, holding carriage of the Consumer Affairs and cyber security portfolios, and having oversight of the Corporate Security team. She is also responsible for the CBA’s corporate governance and regulatory compliance programs.
Anthony Polci, Vice-President, Government Relations
Anthony Polci leads the Ottawa-based team responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the federal and provincial policy and political environments as they relate to Canada’s banking industry, providing strategic advice about advancing effective public policies that contribute to a sound, successful banking system that benefits Canadians and Canada's economy.
Krista Derksen, Director, Human Resources
Krista Derksen is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources for the Association. This involves leveraging the CBA’s unique culture, people and relationship capital to produce high impact results for the organization and its members.