Fostering sound principles
The mandate of The Trust Companies Association is to:
Recent Advocacy Efforts:
Foster sound and equitable principles in the conduct of all phases of the trust industry.
Afford through meeting opportunities for consultation an co-operation in matters of interest and importance to trust companies.
Represent the interest of the trust industry in consultation with governments, regulators, consumer groups and other associations and financial institutions and before the public at large.
Promote the interests and welfare of member companies and those they serve.
Gather research and distribute information of interest and value to members.
Andrew Moor has been President and CEO of Equitable Bank and its digital banking business, EQ Bank, since March 2007. Equitable Bank is a Canadian Schedule 1 Bank. The Bank is wholly-owned by Equitable Group which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (EQB).Andrew joined CIBC/Wood Gundy in 1987 and worked in the Corporate Finance and Private Equity business until 1996. Subsequently, he was President of SMED International and Invis Inc.Andrew holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia and a B.Sc (Eng.) from University College London. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Andrew is a Chairman of the Trust Companies Association and a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Bankers Association. He is a director of Sleep Country Canada.
Michael Jones is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Equity Financial Holdings Inc. and its subsidiary Haventree Bank. Under Michael’s leadership, Equity is focused on creating sustainable value for its shareholders by leveraging its core strengths in the non- and near-prime residential mortgage business in Canada.With more than 30 years’ experience, Michael has in-depth and specialized knowledge in retail banking, real estate finance, residential and commercial mortgage lending, and securitization. Michael spent more than a decade in senior leadership positions with XCEED Mortgage Corporation where he presided over much of the company’s rapid growth. He joined XCEED in 2002 as President and Chief Operating Officer and was named its President and Chief Executive Officer and appointed to the Board of Directors in 2011.Before joining XCEED, Michael served as Vice President, Commercial Mortgages at CIBC Mortgages Inc., and held senior positions with FirstLine Trust and Bank of Montreal.Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Exeter and an MA in Economics from the University of Alberta.
Grant was appointed Chief Executive Officer effective March 29th, 2016, following the retirement of Mr. Derek Peddlesden. He brings a strong leadership background to Peoples together with a comprehensive understanding of all areas of financial services operations. His innovative and entrepreneurial nature have grown and developed financial institutions including ING Direct and Macquarie Financial during an extensive 30-year career. Although busy in his career, Grant makes it a priority to give back to the community through charitable efforts including Habitat for Humanity, Racing for Kids/Sick Kids Hospital and the Ride to Conquer Cancer. In the past seven years, Grant has lead teams for the Ride that have raised approximately $1M for cancer research. Additionally, Grant is a Director of the Trust Companies Association of Canada.
Tom is President and CEO of the Effort Trust Company and President of the Weisz Family Foundation, as well as Chair of the Hamilton Future Fund. Tom supports and volunteers in many worthy charitable and education organizations throughout Hamilton, Canada and Internationally. His other community involvement includes the McMaster Board of Governors, Governor of the Art Gallery of Hamilton, as well as the Jewish National Fund Board. Being a Graduate of Harvard University; Osgoode Hall Law School and McMaster University; he is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Founding Partner of a law firm in Hamilton.
Being a member of Community Trust Company's Board of Directors since November 2009, Christopher was appointed President in June, 2010 and Chief Executive Officer in May, 2012. Before joining Community Trust, Christopher was a Founding Partner and Managing Director of a private national mortgage investment banking firm, where he was responsible for the development of an underwriting platform that achieved origination and funding in excess of $5 Billion in commercial mortgage transactions.Being an active board member of The Trust Companies Association of Canada, Christopher is deeply rooted in Canada's investment and mortgage banking markets.
Yousry Bissada was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Home Capital Group effective August 2nd, 2017. He brings more than 30 years of financial services experience focused on the mortgage industry and is a member of the Home Capital Group Board of Directors.Yousry has held many senior executive roles across the financial services and FinTech industry in Canada. Prior to joining Home Capital, he served as President and CEO of Kanetix Ltd., an insurance and financial products digital platform. Yousry was named Chief Financial Officer of FirstLine Trust Company in 1989 until it was acquired by CIBC in 1999 and he transitioned into the role of Vice President of Servicing Operations for CIBC Mortgages and FirstLine. Subsequently, he was Senior Vice President of Real Estate Secured Lending Products at TD Canada Trust and President and CEO of Filogix.Yousry has also held numerous roles on the boards of companies in the mortgage industry, such as Canadiana Financial Corp., Paradigm Quest Inc., and Street Capital Financial Corp. Before joining Home Capital Group, he also served on the Board of Directors of Equity Financial Holdings Inc.