Susan Rimmer is Global Head of CIBC’s Debt Capital Markets business. She joined CIBC following a 15-year career in global capital markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Susan is a member of CIBC’s Investment Banking Operating Committee and the Global Deals Committee. She was appointed to the Board of Directors for CIBC Mellon November 1, 2015. Susan supports various charitable causes including Bridgepoint Healthcare and the United Way. She holds an Honors BA from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. Susan’s daughter Kristina is in Grade 9 at Greenwood; her son Alex graduated in 2018.
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 was a Special Lecturer in Law at Trinity College (University of Toronto) from1977-1994 and currently holds appointments in support of academic institutions including Lakefield College School, Upper Canada College and Massey College (University of Toronto). Together with his wife, Julia, Richard also provides significant financial support to the academic community, including having funded 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 Council for Advancement and Support of Education in 2010. Richard and Julia’s daughter Emma and son Simon are Greenwood alumni.