David Finnie joined Central 1 as Chief Risk Officer in September 2014. He is responsible for leading Central 1’s independent risk management function and building and enhancing Central 1’s risk management capabilities. He provides risk information and insights to guide business decisions and the corporate strategy to management and the Board through its Risk Review and Investment & Loan Committee.
David is a recognized risk management and finance expert with more than 20 years of risk, finance and strategy experience leading large multinational organizations and Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to joining Central 1, David was Managing Director for the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services, where he was responsible for the organization’s mandate to advance risk education and professional development for financial institution practitioners, executives and Boards of Directors. He has also held several executive leadership roles with financial institutions such as BMO Financial Group in Toronto and American Express in New York.
David has an MBA, with a specialization in Finance & Financial Accounting, from the Schulich School of Business at York University. He also has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from Western University.