Susan Rimmer is Managing Director and Head, Global Corporate Banking CIBC Capital Markets. In this role, Susan is responsible for CIBC’s corporate banking, cash management and correspondent banking businesses across Canada, U.S., Europe & Asia. Most recently, Susan was Managing Director & Global Head of CIBC’s Primary Fixed Income business. She joined CIBC following a 15-year career in global capital markets and investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London, U.K., & Toronto, Canada. Susan is a member of the CIBC Operating Committee and the Capital Markets Executive Committee. She was recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Women by WXN in 2018. She served as a Board Member for CIBC Mellon from 2016 to 2018 & also served as Co-Chair of the annual CIBC United Way Campaign. She holds an Honors BA from Queen’s University and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.
Susan’s son Alex graduated from Greenwood in 2018 and her daughter Kristina is in Grade 10. She was appointed to the Greenwood Foundation Board in 2017.
Shawn Aspden is currently Managing Director at Bloom Burton & Co., with a primary responsibility for institutional sales coverage across Canada. Shawn served most recently as Vice Chairman, Head of North American Institutional Equity Sales at GMP Securities LP, where he was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and managed a top-ranked institutional sales team. He is also on the CAN Fund Advisory Executive, a non-profit organization focused on providing supplemental funding to Canadian Olympic athletes. He holds the CFA designation and is an HBA graduate from the Ivey Business School. Shawn’s children Leah (‘20), Ryan (‘22) and Ben (‘24) are Greenwood students.
Allie Hawkeybegan her career at PwC, working with public and private companies across various industries. She then moved to an Executive Recruitment role with Thorek/Scott and Partners, where she worked as an advisor to both clients and candidates and transitioned numerous professionals into new roles. Allie has recently stepped into a new position at the Royal Bank of Canada; as a Commercial Account Manager, she provides financial advice and banking solutions to commercial clients. Allie holds an HBA from the Ivey Business School and CPA and CA designations. Greenwood’s culture of philanthropy made a strong impact on Allie as a student, and she is glad to be staying involved and giving back to the community.
John McSherry ‘08 has been with Cumberland Private Wealth, where he is an associate portfolio manager, since 2014. He first joined Cumberland in Kingston, where he helped to open the firm’s new office; in 2015, the company brought him to Toronto, where he assisted senior portfolio managers and gained experience on the trading desk. Today, John works with a team responsible for managing over $400 million in assets for about 175 clients ranging from private clients to small institutions. He is excited to have the opportunity to give back to the Greenwood community as a member of the Foundation Board.
Richard Wernham has more than 35 years' experience in the global wealth management industry and was the founder and Chief Executive of one of Canada’s largest independent mutual fund companies. Currently the Group Chairman of the Soutterham Group, he was formerly a lawyer with Tory, Tory, DesLauriers and Binnington, specializing in securities and corporate law. He is a Governor of the Royal Ontario Museum. Richard was also a Special Lecturer in Law, Trinity College at the University of Toronto from 1977-1994 and remains active in the academic community, holding an appointment as a Director of Greenwood College School (of which he is a founder and former Board Chair) and as a Trustee of the Lakefield College School Foundation. Richard has been a significant financial supporter of the academic community. Richard and his wife, Julia, have funded the establishment of the Richard Wernham and Julia West Centre for Learning at Upper Canada College. In recognition of their contributions to education, Richard and Julia received the Robert L. Payton Award from The Council for Advancement and Support of Education in 2010. His children Emma and Simon graduated from Greenwood in 2006 and 2008, respectively.
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