Trudy is a senior executive with extensive Canadian and international financial services and retail experience. As CEO of Duo Bank of Canada (formerly Walmart Canada Bank), she led the transformational acquisition of Fairstone Financial in 2021, resulting in the combined entity - renamed Fairstone Bank of Canada - becoming Canada’s leading near prime bank with $5 billion in assets.
As EVP Walmart Canada, Trudy was CEO Walmart Canada Bank and head of Sustainability, Public Affairs and Charitable Giving. Trudy’s executive experience also includes American Express and CIBC where she was president, CIBC Trust and head of global private banking leading a global team across Canada, the Caribbean and Channel Islands. She also led the team that developed and implemented CIBC’s Imperial Service offer across Canada and led CIBC branch banking for an Ontario region with 165 branches. Prior to her time in the Financial Services industry, Trudy held various management roles in retail with Hudson’s Bay.
Trudy is Vice Chair of the Board for Fairstone Bank of Canada, Chair of the Conduct Review and Risk Management Committee and Board Director for HomeEquity Bank which offers a range of reverse mortgage solutions with $6 billion in assets. She also serves on the Ivey Business School Advisory Board and is Board Chair of the Kensington Health Foundation. She previously sat on the Financial Services board for Walmart Chile and was President and Chair of the Board of the Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club. Trudy holds the Institute of Corporate Directors Designation.
Ivey Business School
Board Vice Chair, Fairstone Bank