Manager, Supplier Diversity, BMO
Catherine has had an extensive and exciting career with BMO Financial Group. Since joining BMO she has held a number of progressive roles in the Branch Environment, Corporate Head Office, the Chairman’s Office, Strategic Sourcing, and now in her current role as Manager of BMO Supplier Diversity Program. In 1997, Catherine joined Strategic Sourcing to manage and negotiate with suppliers on behalf of BMO – a key function given the Bank’s focus on improving their competitive position and improving their productivity. Today, Catherine’s role is to define great customer and supplier experience through BMO’s Supplier Diversity Program.
Catherine was honoured as one of Canada’s 2015 Top 10 Influential Women in HR & Diversity by DiversityCan Magazine. In September 2018 WBE Canada acknowledged Catherine as Supplier Diversity Leader of the Year. Most recently Catherine was selected as a 2019 Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity from DiversityPlus Magazine. Today, she sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) and is Chair of the Board of Directors with Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada).