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Canada’s Banks – Building on our Past, Shaping our Future

In the CBA’s 130th year, we emerged from a pandemic that upended every facet of our lives, including the economy. The challenge is to build a strong, sustainable recovery that understands the lessons of the past, responds to the urgencies of today, and seizes the opportunities of the future. ​

Join Canadian Club Toronto on November 24 to hear Anthony G. Ostler, President & Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Bankers Association discuss how banks are leading in cyber security and digital privacy, their paths to net zero, and the commitment to leading on diversity, equity and inclusion among Canada’s financial institutions. Following his remarks, Anthony will sit down for questions with Gillian Riley, President & CEO of Tangerine Bank.

*For virtual attendees, please note that the live stream will begin at approximately 12:40pm ET & the link will be provided closer to the event date*


Anthony G. Ostler

President & Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Bankers Association

Anthony G. Ostler is President & Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Bankers Association. As President and CEO, he advances the perspectives of the banking sector to all levels of government, regulators, stakeholders, media and the public. In this capacity, Anthony plays a strong role in the development of public policies on financial services that contribute to a sound, successful banking system that benefits Canadians and Canada’s economy. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Banking Federation (IBFed), a forum that addresses issues affecting banking around the world.

Before joining the CBA, Anthony was Senior Vice President, Head of Stakeholder Engagement in Global Marketing at State Street Bank & Trust Company in Boston. Also at State Street, he held the roles of Senior Vice President, Client – Global Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice-President, Head of Investor Relations. Anthony has broad experience in senior positions in Canada at Manulife Asset Management, Manulife Financial, Canaccord Financial and RBC.

Anthony is an Associate of the Institute of Canadian Bankers (AICB), a chartered financial analyst (CFA), a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), and earned his MBA with Distinction and the Ivey Scholar honour from the Ivey Business School of the University of Western Ontario. He received the Ivey Distinguished Service Award for extraordinary service to the Ivey Business School, is the past Chair of the Board of the Ivey Alumni Network and a past member of the Ivey Advisory Board. Anthony served as a board member of buildOn Boston and has taken up several leadership volunteer roles in support of social services organizations in B.C. and Ontario. He currently serves as a member of the United Way of Greater Toronto’s 2022 Community Campaign Cabinet.


Gillian Riley 

Executive Vice President, President & CEO, Tangerine Bank

She has solidified its position as Canada’s leading digital bank by delivering an award-winning client experience through simple and innovative banking solutions. She’s moved the dial on gender parity at Tangerine with an increase in women’s representation at the manager-level and above, and women’s participation on the Board. Gillian is a two-time award recipient of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the WXN.