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Canadian Mortgage Insurer Market Overview | The CRO Perspective PART 2


Sep 28, 2021 12:30 PM

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Kathleen Devenny
Chief Risk Officer @CMHC
Kathleen Devenny takes on the role of CMHC’s Chief Risk Officer at a pivotal time, as CMHC’s risk management capabilities and systems have matured after a decade of building new tools and a strong risk culture. These tools are now being put into practice across business lines so the company can take calculated risks to reach its 2030 aspiration. Kathleen joined CMHC in 2015 after a 20-year career in the financial services industry, public accounting and internal audit, including a period with TD Bank as well as the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. She previously held the positions of Corporate Controller and Deputy Chief Financial Officer at CMHC, and most recently served as Vice-President, Audit and Evaluation. Kathleen is deeply committed to helping women advance into leadership roles and mentoring colleagues in general to support their career progression. She holds a CPA designation and a B.Comm (Hons.) degree from Queen’s University.
Curtis Gergley-Garner
Chief Risk Officer @Canada Guaranty
Curtis brings over 15 years of financial services experience to the organization. Having worked in both Canada and the United States, his diverse background includes customer and risk analytics, capital and portfolio management (including pricing and risk management for capital markets and consumer loan portfolios), economic and regulatory capital allocation, financial software development, customer up-lift and response analytics, and credit cards portfolio management. Prior to joining Canada Guaranty, Curtis served as the Director of Risk Methodology and Analytics for Consumer Banking at BMO Financial Group where he led a team that developed and maintained all areas of credit risk and capital analytics, models, strategy, and methodology for more than $190 Billion of consumer loan exposures in Canada and the U.S. Curtis holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Calgary and an MA in Economics from Simon Fraser University.
Craig Sweeney
Chief Risk Officer @Sagen
Mr. Sweeney has more than 18 years of professional experience in the mortgage and banking industry. Since joining the Company in 1998, Mr. Sweeney has held senior positions in Operations and Business Development, including Director of Risk Operations and Director of Product Development. Mr. Sweeney received an honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Carleton University in 1994.