Sheryl Kennedy


As the past CEO of Promontory Canada, Sheryl advised clients on a wide range of public policy, business strategy, finance restructuring, governance and risk management issues. She assisted clients in assessing regulatory impacts, devising business strategies, and managing risk in order to be successful in a rapidly changing competitive landscape and complex world. Sheryl had joined Promontory after a 28-year career in federal public service and a period as a senior adviser for international strategy on executive interchange to Scotiabank in Toronto.

Sheryl served as deputy governor of the Bank of Canada from 1994-2008. In addition to sharing collective responsibility for monetary policy and financial system stability as a member of the governing council, she held various executive responsibilities including for financial markets, funds management, banking services, and assessment of the Canadian economy in support of monetary policy. Sheryl chaired the markets committee at the Bank for International Settlements from 2003-2006.

Prior to her service at the Bank of Canada, Sheryl worked for the Department of Finance of the government of Canada, as general director of the financial sector policy branch, and as director of the economic policy branch. She was also finance counselor at the Canadian Embassy in Paris.