Merri Jones, ICD.D, is a corporate director and advisor. She has over 40 years’ experience within financial services with expertise across sales and marketing, finance, strategy and human resources. She was the first female to lead a Schedule II Bank in Canada, having been President and Chief Executive Officer of First Interstate Bancorp from 1986 to 1990. More recently. she was the Executive Vice President, Private Wealth, at Fiera Capital from 2010 to 2015; President of GBC Asset Management in 2008 and 2009; President and Chief Executive Officer of AGF Private Wealth Management from 2003 to 2007; President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of TAL Private Management from 1996 to 2003; and President and Chief Executive Officer of CIBC Trust in 1995 and 1996. Ms. Jones had also worked at Chemical Bank and the Royal Bank of Canada, where she began her career.
Ms. Jones was educated at the University of Western Ontario, the Wharton School of Business and the University of Toronto. She has received her ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Ms. Jones also serves on the Board of Directors of Data Communications Management Corp.