Mary Lou Maher, FCPA, FCA, appointment to CIBC’s Board of Directors

Mary Lou was formerly Managing Partner of Quality & Risk Management at KPMG Canada, and the Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity at KPMG International.

Ms. Maher was Canadian Managing Partner, Quality and Risk, KPMG Canada from 2017 to February 2021. She was also Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity KPMG International for the same period. Ms. Maher has been with KPMG since 1983, in various executive and governance roles including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer. She is a member of the World Economic Forum focused on Human Rights - the business perspective, the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto, and has served on other not-for-profit boards including as Chair of Women’s College Hospital and member of the CPA Ontario Council. Ms. Maher created KPMG Canada’s first ever National Diversity Council and was the executive sponsor of pride@kpmg. Ms. Maher received the Wayne C. Fox Distinguished Alumni Award from McMaster University in recognition of her work on inclusion and diversity, was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the WXN 100 Top Most Powerful Women in Canada, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Out on Bay Street (Proud Strong), and the Senior Leadership Award for Diversity from the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion.

Ms. Maher holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University and holds the designation of FCPA, FCA.