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Rose Patten

chancellor, university of toronto; adjunct professor, rotman school of management, University of Toronto; Special advisor, bmo financial group

Rose Patten was named the Chancellor of the University of Toronto in May of 2018. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the Rotman School of Management, teaching Senior Leadership, Talent and Succession, and Governance.  She is a member of Massey College, Honorary Patron of Kings College Circle Heritage Society and a member of the Boundless Campaign Cabinet. She was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law degree for Corporate Leadership and a University Program has been named in her honour–The Rose Patten Leadership Program.

Rose is Special Advisor to the CEO and Senior Executives at BMO Financial Group. In this role she partners with, and advises, Group Heads on select strategies with a particular emphasis on strategy execution, leadership development and succession for top leaders.

Rose’s career has spanned four financial sectors–banking, trust, insurance and investment banking–with responsibilities for Canada, U.S. Europe and Asia.  Previous key roles at BMO include; Head of Strategy (Senior Executive President), Global Head of Human Resources (Senior Executive President), Senior Vice President of Corporate Services and the first woman member and long-time Member of the Bank’s Executive Committee. Earlier roles include Executive Vice President of BMO Nesbitt Burns, Senior Vice President of Manulife and General Manager of Lloyds Bank Canada.