Karen Ford

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Previous Experience

  • Program Executive and Managing Director, Bank of New York Mellon
  • Program Director, Sun Life Financial
  • Business Lead, BMO Financial Group
  • Partner and Chief Financial Officer, Quantum Management Group
  • Manager, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
  • Senior Manager, National Bank of Canada
  • Director, CIBC

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Karen Ford


Karen advises financial clients on risk management, reporting, corporate governance, and project management.


She has spent more than 35 years in the financial services industry, with extensive experience in regulatory compliance and managing credit and other risks. Prior to joining Promontory, Karen served as a consultant for leading Canadian financial institutions, developing policies, frameworks, and other guidance and implementing enterprise risk management programs and initiatives for meeting Basel Committee on Banking Supervision reporting requirements. Karen earlier served in leadership capacities at various financial institutions in Canada and the U.S. As a partner of Quantum Management Group, she focused on strategy and financial management. She also served as a manager in the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions’ credit-risk division.  


  • B.Comm., business administration, Concordia University
  • M.B.A., finance and strategy, Schulich School of Business, York University

Affiliations, Awards, and Civic Engagements

  • Chartered professional accountant, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
  • Certified management accountant, CPA Canada

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