About CDIC

Leah Anderson

(ex officio Director)

Leah Anderson was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) on August 16, 2023, for a five-year term. She began leading CDIC as interim president and CEO in August 2021, during a period of heightened global risks and rapid innovation in the financial sector.

Ms. Anderson started her public service career in 1993. Prior to joining CDIC, she was Assistant Deputy Minister of Financial Sector Policy at Finance Canada from 2016 to 2021. In this role, Ms. Anderson worked to strengthen the safety and soundness of the financial sector regulatory framework, oversight of the retail payments system, and financial consumer protection. She also worked on the federal government’s debt management and foreign reserves programs, and was alternate director on the Board of Directors of both CDIC and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. From 2020 to 2021, her work focused on the extraordinary financial sector response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following the 2008 global financial crisis through 2013, Ms. Anderson served as Director General at Finance Canada, where she led a review of the deposit insurance framework and development of resolution strategies and tools for systemically important financial institutions. 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.

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