Jacqui Allard was appointed Deputy Head, Global Wealth Management at Scotiabank on September 1, 2023. In this role, she is responsible for supporting Global Wealth Management’s business and strategy. Jacqui will become Group Head, Global Wealth Management on January 1, 2024.
Jacqui joined Scotiabank from the Royal Bank of Canada where she was, most recently, Executive Vice President responsible for consumer lending and international banking businesses. Over the course of her 10 year career at RBC, she also held the role of Senior Vice President of Strategy, Performance and Marketing for Personal & Commercial Banking and Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Solutions & Client Experience. Previously, Jacqui was Head of Operations and Chief Information Officer of the Investment Division of Manulife Financial, and President of Manulife Asset Management Canada. Her prior experience, with State Street and Bank of Ireland, included positions in the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland and the UK.
Jacqui was recognized as one of “Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women” by the Women’s Executive Network in both 2013 and 2018. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation and a Strategic Advisor and Past Chair of the Board of Directors of Up with Women, a not for profit providing career coaching and support for formerly homeless women.
Jacqui holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Bentley Graduate School of Business in Massachusetts and an Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics and History from Queen’s University in Ontario.