Board of Directors

Toronto Centre’s Board of Directors includes current and former heads and senior executives of supervisory agencies, central banks, and business schools from developed and developing countries. All have vast national and international experience.


Chair, John Palmer

Chair, John Palmer

Former Superintendent, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Canada; former Deputy Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore; former Deputy Chairman and Managing Partner, KPMG (Canadian firm).


Chair of the Audit Committee, Dina Palozzi

Chair of the Audit Committee, Dina Palozzi

President, Paladina Management Consulting Services Inc.; former CEO and Superintendent, Financial Services Commission of Ontario, Canada; former Executive Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer, BMO Financial Group; former Deputy Minister, Government of Ontario.


Clive Briault

Clive Briault

Chair, Toronto Centre Banking Advisory Board. Senior adviser on regulation at KPMG, adviser to a number of supervisory authorities in Europe, and consultant to the IMF, World Bank and Asian Development Bank. Former Managing Director of Retail Markets, Director of Central Policy, and Director, Prudential Standards at the Financial Services Authority.


Barry Campbell

Barry Campbell

Founder and President, Campbell Strategies; former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, later Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Paul Martin from 1993 to 1997; former partner of McCarthy Tétrault and of Torys; former Legal Counsellor at the IMF.


Ilana Singer

Ilana Singer

Chair, Toronto Centre Securities Advisory Board; Vice-President & Corporate Secretary, Canadian Investor Protection Fund; former Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Director at the Canadian Foundation for the Advancement of Investor Rights; former Adjunct Instructor for the Osgoode Hall Law School Investor Protection Seminar; former Senior Advisor, International Affairs at the Ontario Securities Commission; former corporate and securities lawyer at McMillan LLP.


Michael Hafeman

Michael Hafeman

Chair, Insurance and Pensions Advisory Board, Toronto Centre; former Assistant Superintendent, Specialist Support Sector, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Canada.


Dezsö J. Horváth

Dezsö J. Horváth

Dean and Tanna H. Schulich Chair in Strategic Management, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada; former member, Board of Advisors for the Canada Global Leadership Initiative, Canadian Council of Chief Executives; former fellow, World Economic Forum; Companion of the Order of Canada.


Stefan Ingves

Stefan Ingves

Governor, Central Bank of Sweden; Chair, Basel Committee for Banking Supervision; Chair, Advisory Technical Committee, European Systemic Risk Board; former Director, Monetary and Financial Systems Department, International Monetary Fund.


Aditya Narain

Aditya Narain

Deputy Director in charge of financial supervision/regulation and technical assistance, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund; former Chief General Manager of Banking Supervision, Reserve Bank of India.


Ceyla Pazarbasioglu

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu

Senior Director in the Finance and Markets Global Practice of the World Bank Group (previously Senior Advisor to the Senior Director); former Deputy Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the International Monetary Fund; former Vice President of the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, Turkey.


Jeremy Rudin

Jeremy Rudin

Superintendent, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI); serves on the Council of Governors of the Canadian Public Accountability Board and the Board of Directors of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC); former Assistant Deputy Minister of the Financial Sector Policy Branch, Department of Finance, Canada.


Babak Abbaszadeh

Babak Abbaszadeh

President and Chief Executive Officer of Toronto Centre.