David C. Ferguson
MBA, FCPA, FCA
Independent Board Member; Chair of Audit Committee; Member of Risk Committee
From 1999 until retiring in 2012, Mr. Ferguson was Executive Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of BMO Capital Markets, the wholesale banking and institutional brokerage pillar of BMO Financial Group. He also served as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the board of directors of BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. during this period.
Mr. Ferguson’s previous experience includes practicing public accounting for 25 years, including 16 years as an audit partner and a period as National Director of KPMG’s investment dealer practice. During his career, Mr. Ferguson co-developed the Broker/Dealer Training program for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Mr. Ferguson was a long-standing member of the board of directors of the Canadian Opera Company, and served as its President from 2006 to 2008 and Chair from 2008 to 2010.
Mr. Ferguson holds Bachelor of Commerce and MBA degrees from the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.