(ex officio Director)
Leah Anderson has served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) since August 2021. On April 24, 2023, she was appointed as CDIC President and CEO for a five-year term.
As interim President and CEO, Ms. Anderson has focused on upholding the stability of Canada’s financial system and ensuring Canadians’ savings are protected at CDIC member institutions. She works closely with financial sector agency partners at the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, the Bank of Canada, and Finance Canada to support the ongoing safety and soundness of the financial sector.
Ms. Anderson began her public service career in 1993. Prior to joining CDIC, Ms. Anderson was Assistant Deputy Minister of Financial Sector Policy at Finance Canada from 2016 to 2021. In this role, she worked to ensure financial system stability and sound oversight, including in the areas of housing finance, deposit insurance, and the payments system. Her work also focused on the extraordinary financial sector response to the COVID-19 pandemic and related support for small businesses. She also worked on the federal government’s debt management and foreign reserves programs.
Following the 2008 Global Financial Crisis through 2013, Ms. Anderson served as Director General at Finance Canada, where she led the development of resolution strategies and tools for systemically important financial institutions, and led a review of the deposit insurance framework. From 2013 to 2015, Ms. Anderson was Associate Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for Economic Development Policy and Corporate Finance, and then for Financial Sector Policy from 2015 to 2016. She has also worked as a policy consultant to the financial sector.
Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Ms. Anderson is fluent in English and French. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Economics from Queen’s University.