Speaker Profiles

Terry Campbell

Terry Campbell


Canadian Bankers Association

Terry Campbell is President of the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA). In this capacity, he is the principal spokesperson for the banking industry in Canada and communicates the perspectives of the industry to all levels of government, regulators, international bodies, media and the Canadian public. He also ensures that the CBA plays a leadership role in the development of sound public policy on financial services. He oversees the CBA’s financial literacy education programs, Your Money Students and Your Money Seniors, and was appointed by the federal government as a member of the National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy, an expert panel tasked with the development and implementation of a National Strategy for Financial Literacy for Canada. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Banking Federation (IBFed), a forum that addresses issues affecting banking around the world.

Mr. Campbell joined the CBA in 1997 and held the position of Vice President, Policy before becoming President. In this role, he was responsible for supporting the banking industry’s policy development and advocacy activities regarding federal financial services legislation reform, policy and legislation affecting banks as employers, international trade policy, and a range of regulatory issues at the provincial level.

Prior to joining the CBA, Mr. Campbell had a sixteen year career in the Ontario public service, including serving at the director level with responsibility for policy related to provincially-regulated financial services.

Mr. Campbell graduated with a Master’s degree in History from Queen's University and completed his undergraduate work at the University of Toronto. He is involved in mentoring programs for recent immigrants to Canada and is the Chair, Banks Division for the United Way of Toronto. He has served on the Guelph Museums Board of Management and the Board of the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario.

The Canadian Bankers Association works on behalf of 60 domestic banks, foreign bank subsidiaries and foreign bank branches operating in Canada and their 280,000 employees. The CBA advocates for effective public policies that contribute to a sound, successful banking system that benefits Canadians and Canada's economy. The Association also promotes financial literacy to help Canadians make informed financial decisions and works with banks and law enforcement to help protect customers against financial crime and promote fraud awareness.

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