Management team

Being open also means being committed to diversity and inclusion – helping employees to realise their ambitions and strengthening our competitiveness. Learn more about our globally experienced and gender-balanced Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Executive Committee, HSBC Bank Canada

Linda Seymour

Group General Manager, President and Chief Executive Officer

Linda Seymour was appointed Group General Manager, President and Chief Executive Officer for HSBC Bank Canada effective September 2020. She is a member of the Board of HSBC Bank Canada and is Chair of the Board of HSBC Asset Management (Canada) Limited.

Linda began her career in Commercial Banking and has held a number of progressively senior roles within the bank, including: Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Banking; Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, Ontario Region; and Chief Operating Officer, Wealth and Personal Banking. 

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Gerhardt Samwell

Chief Financial Officer

Gerhardt Samwell was appointed Chief Financial Officer for HSBC Bank Canada in July 2018. He is the Chair of the bank’s Asset and Liability Committee, and is a member of the bank’s Risk Management Committee.

Gerhardt joined HSBC in 2017, and has held senior finance positions with various Canadian banks. Before his current role, he was Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for HSBC Bank Canada. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

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Lilac Bosma

General Counsel

Lilac Bosma was appointed General Counsel for HSBC Bank Canada in June 2018.

Lilac joined HSBC in 2012, and has held progressively senior roles within the bank's legal department in Canada. Prior to joining HSBC, she practiced law at a business law firm.

 

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Anna Camilleri

Head of Internal Audit

Anna Camilleri was appointed Head of Internal Audit for HSBC Bank Canada in September 2021.

Anna joined HSBC in 2015 as Head of Internal Audit for HSBC Bank Malta Plc. This role included oversight of the Internal Audit functions in Non-Continental Europe including Malta, Bermuda, South Africa, Israel, Russia, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Armenia.

Before joining HSBC, Anna was an advisor and auditor with an international firm for 24 years in Malta and the UK. An accountant and auditor, she has been active in advancing the profession including as a trainer at the professional exam level of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and as a Chair and member of the Malta Forum for Internal Auditors.

Outside of work, Anna is a keen traveller, foodie and motor bike enthusiast.

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Andrew Cherry

Head of Global Markets

Andrew Cherry was appointed Head of Global Markets for HSBC Bank Canada in August 2020.

Andrew joined HSBC in 1989, and has held progressively senior roles within the bank's markets business in Canada, including in Corporate Sales, FX trading and Fixed Income Trading. Andrew is responsible for managing the overall Global Markets Sales & Trading business in Canada including delivering the global suite of products to our Canadian clients. Before his current role, he was Head of Rates and Credit Trading, HSBC Bank Canada.

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Lisa Dalton

Chief of Staff, Office of the CEO

Lisa Dalton was appointed Chief of Staff, Office of the CEO, for HSBC Bank Canada in June 2016.

Lisa first joined HSBC in 2000 and has held a variety of roles on both the legal and compliance teams in the bank. Before her current role, she re-joined HSBC in 2015 as Corporate Secretary and Head of Governance, HSBC Bank Canada. Prior to joining HSBC, Lisa practiced corporate commercial law at a Canadian law firm, and she is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.

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Kimberly Flood

Senior Vice President and Head of Communications

Kimberly Flood was appointed Senior Vice President and Head of Communications for HSBC Bank Canada in November 2013.

Before joining HSBC, Kimberly spent 15 years in chief in-house communications counsel roles for several international financial services organizations. Prior to that, she worked at several of Canada's leading public relations agencies specializing in financial communications.

 

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Kim Hallwood

Head of Corporate Sustainability

Kim Hallwood was appointed Head of Corporate Sustainability for HSBC Bank Canada in May 2013.

Kim joined HSBC in 2011, and has held progressively senior roles within the bank’s corporate sustainability department in Canada. Before joining HSBC, Kim managed global sustainability programs for an international financial institution based out of the UK.

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Scott Lampard

Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Head of Global Banking

Scott Lampard was appointed Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Head of Global Banking for HSBC Bank Canada in August 2020.

Scott joined the bank in 2015 as the Head of Capital Financing. His most recent role, prior to his appointment was Head of Global Markets. Before joining HSBC, he worked with several European and US banks in Toronto, New York, Sydney, Hong Kong and London, leading capital markets and country teams.

He is also a member of the Board of Future Vault Inc. and a member of Ridley College's Board of Governors and Chair of the school's Finance, Audit, Human Resource and Risk Committee.

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Georgia Stavridis

Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer

Georgia Stavridis was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for HSBC Bank Canada in May 2020.

Georgia joined HSBC in 2001, and has held a variety of senior compliance roles in the bank. Previous roles include: Senior Vice President and Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer, Chief Compliance Officer of the Trust and Mutual Fund businesses, Head of Compliance for the Retail Banking business, Head of Anti-Money Laundering, and Senior Legal Counsel, HSBC Bank Canada. Before joining HSBC, Georgia practiced law at a Canadian law firm and held a client facing role in corporate trust financial services.

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Kim Toews

Executive Vice President and Head of Human Resources

Kim Toews was appointed Executive Vice President and Head of Human Resources for HSBC Bank Canada in May 2017.

Kim joined HSBC in 1990, and has held a variety of positions across the bank, including roles in Asia, the UK and Canada. Previous roles include: Global Head of HR, Software Delivery, HSBC Malaysia; Global Head of HR, HSBC Technology Services, Global Banking and Markets, HSBC Bank plc; Head of Learning, Talent Management, Resourcing, and Organizational Development, HSBC Bank Canada. Before her current role, she was the Vice President, Human Resources, HSBC Technology Services and Functions, HSBC Bank Canada.

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Larry Tomei

Executive Vice President and Head of Wealth and Personal Banking

Larry Tomei was appointed Executive Vice President and Head of Wealth and Personal Banking for HSBC Bank Canada in October 2016. In addition to leading the wealth business and retail bank in Canada, Larry is a member of the Board of HSBC Bank Canada, a member of the Pension Advisory Committee and Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Council of HSBC Bank Canada.

Before joining HSBC, Larry held a variety of senior executive roles at a major Canadian financial institution including heading up the sales and service team for retail distribution and leading the institution’s mutual fund arm.

In 2020, Larry was the recipient of the Report on Business “Best Executive Award” which recognizes fifty leaders annually who represent the best of Canadian leadership, in addition to being named a "HERoes Role Model" for his work in diversity and inclusion. In 2010, he was recognized as one of “Canada’s Top 40 under 40” by The Caldwell Partners International, the country’s most coveted award for young business leaders.

Larry was fortunate to be chosen as a torch bearer for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games and the 2015 PanAm Games. He holds an MBA and a BBA from the Schulich School of Business.

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Caroline Tose

Chief Operating Officer

Caroline Tose was appointed Chief Operating Officer in January 2020 for HSBC Bank Canada.

Caroline joined HSBC in 1985, and has held senior management roles across the bank within Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT) region and at a global level. Previous roles include: Head of Operations and Transformation, HSBC MENAT; Head of CMB Business Services, HSBC Bank plc; and Chief Operating Officer for Global Liquidity and Cash Management, HSBC Bank plc. Before her current role, she was Head of Wholesale Operations, HSBC Bank plc.

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Sophia Tsui

Chief Risk Officer

Sophia Tsui was appointed Chief Risk Officer for HSBC Bank Canada in February 2021.

Sophia joined HSBC in 1994 in Commercial Banking, and has held progressively senior roles on the Global Risk team. In 1998, she moved to Risk Management to help build risk capabilities outside of transactional credit. She covered a wide range of activities including adoption of all new tools and requirements after the 2008 financial crisis such as capital management, stress testing, and economic capital. While in the UK working with Global Risk, Sophia helped develop, shape and maintain the risk management agenda and culture as the Global Head of Risk Appetite & Risk Governance, HSBC Holdings plc. In 2016, she returned to Canada as Chief Auditor for HSBC Bank Canada.

Before joining HSBC, Sophia was an auditor with an international firm, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. In 2018, she was named one of the Women's Executive Network (WXN) Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.

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Josée Turcotte

Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Head of Governance

Josée Turcotte was appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Head of Governance for HSBC Bank Canada in June 2016.

Before joining HSBC, Josée served as Secretary to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). Prior to this role, she served as Deputy Secretary and as Independent Adjudicative Counsel to the OSC, as Senior Legal Counsel to the Canadian Competition Tribunal, and as Competition Law Officer at the Competition Bureau.

Josée holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in business law from York University, a Civil Law degree with honours (LL.L.), a Juris Doctor degree with honours (J.D.) from the University of Ottawa and an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. She has taught courses at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa and at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.

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Alan Turner

Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Banking

Alan Turner was appointed Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Banking for HSBC Bank Canada in February 2021. Commercial Banking provides products, services and digital technology to enhance the client experience across cash and liquidity management, trade and receivables finance, foreign exchange and lending for a wide range of businesses from SMEs to large Canadian and foreign multinational corporates.

Prior to his appointment, Alan was the Head of Commercial Banking for HSBC in Singapore. Before joining HSBC in early 2017, he worked in corporate and investment banking with another international bank for 25 years, latterly as Global Head of Product in its Corporate Banking division. This followed a number of capital structuring and origination roles in London, Hong Kong and Sydney, arranging debt and equity transactions for over 100 issuers from 14 different countries. Alan uses his experience – spanning local, regional and global roles, including 10 years in Asia – to support our clients with their growth and international expansion plans.

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Board of Directors, HSBC Bank Canada

  • Samuel Minzberg, Chair of the Board, HSBC Bank Canada; Of Counsel, Davies Ward Phillips and Vineberg LLP
  • Robert McFarlane, Chair of the Audit, Risk and Conduct Review Committee, HSBC Bank Canada; Corporate Director
  • Judith Athaide, Corporate Director
  • Karen Gavan, Corporate Director
  • Beth Horowitz, Corporate Director
  • Michael Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC USA and Americas
  • Mark S. Saunders, Corporate Director
  • Linda Seymour, Group General Manager, President and Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Bank Canada
  • Larry Tomei, Executive Vice President and Head of Wealth and Personal Banking, HSBC Bank Canada