CWB Canadian Western Bank Group

 Executive team

 
Chris Fowler

Name: Chris Fowler, MA
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer
Areas of responsibility: Executive management, strategy
Years with CWB Group: 25
Career history: Has served at CWB in roles with increasing responsibility since 1991, including, commercial account management (1991-1995), credit risk (1995-2008), and joined the executive team in 2008 as Executive Vice President, Banking, and then President and Chief Operating Officer
Education: Master of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia
Community involvement: Member of the Canadian Bankers Association’s Executive Council, director with the Art Gallery of Alberta’s board of directors, and campaign cabinet member with the United Way of Alberta Capital Region

 Carolyn Graham headshot

Name: Carolyn Graham, FCPA, FCA
Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Areas of responsibility: Finance, treasury, capital management, investor relations, internal audit, group risk management, legal services, regulatory compliance
Years with CWB Group: 16
Career history: Has served at CWB in roles with increasing responsibility since 2000, including Chief Accountant to which she was appointed in 2005.
Education: FCPA, FCA designation granted by Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta and a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Alberta
Community involvement: Public member of the Board of Governors and chair of the audit committee for Grant MacEwan University, member of various committees with the Canadian Bankers Association, director of Financial Executives International Canada and past chair of Habitat for Humanity Edmonton

 Stephen Murphy

Name: Stephen Murphy
Title: Executive Vice President, Banking
Areas of responsibility: Business and personal banking, product development, marketing, equipment financing, corporate lending, Optimum Mortgage, National Leasing, CWB Maxium Financial, CWB Franchise Finance
Years with CWB Group: <1
Career history: Extensive leadership experience from his 20 years with TD Bank Group 
Education: Master of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business
Community involvement: Director for the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation; past director of Junior Achievement of Central Ontario, Business Council of BC and BC chapter of TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

 

 Executive Headshot Glen Eastwood

Name: Glen Eastwood
Title: Executive Vice President, Business Transformation
Areas of responsibility: Business transformation, operations, centralized services, CWB Wealth Management, Canadian Western Trust
Years with CWB Group: 15
Career history: 35 year tenure in the banking sector with extensive leadership experience in commercial and real estate banking, credit risk analysis, direct sales, business development, human resources, operations and leadership development
Community involvement: Past director with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary

 Kelly Blackett

Name: Kelly Blackett
Title: Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Communications
Areas of responsibility: Human resources, learning and development, corporate communications
Years with CWB Group: 3
Career history: 17 years with General Electric in Canada holding a series of progressively responsible human resources leadership roles at GE Capital and GE Corporate, supporting businesses within Canada as well as globally
Education: Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Alberta
Community involvement: Sits on the Board of Trustees for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, member of the MacEwan Business School Advisory Board, and past mentor with MORE, a program providing cross-business mentorship to female leaders in Edmonton’s business community

 Executive Headshot Darrell Jones

Name: Darrell Jones, MBA, FCPA, FCMA, ICD.D
Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Areas of responsibility: Technology, information and infrastructure services
Years with CWB Group: 8
Career history: Served as partner in KPMG’s Advisory Services practice after holding senior technology management positions at EPCOR Utilities and TELUS Communications
Education: FCPA, FCMA designation granted by Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta and a Master of Business Administration from Athabasca University
Community involvement: Director with CPA Alberta and Edmonton Airports

 Bogie Ozdemir

Name: Bogie Ozdemir, MBA
Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Areas of responsibility: Credit risk management, risk data aggregation, analytics and reporting, integrated risk management, regulatory compliance
Years with CWB Group: 2
Career history: Extensive senior-level enterprise risk management experience with several Canadian financial service organizations, including, Sunlife Financial, Bank of Montreal and Standard & Poor’s
Education: Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Istanbul Technical University
Publications: Co-author of “Basel II Implementation: A Guide to Developing and Validating a Compliant, Internal Risk Rating System” and “Adapting to Basel III and the Financial Crisis: Re-engineering capital, business mix, and performance management practices”