Colleen Johnston is currently Group Head Finance, Sourcing and Corporate Communications, and Chief Financial Officer, TD Bank Group
Colleen joined TD in March 2004 as Executive Vice President, Finance Operations, after spending 15 years with Scotiabank in various senior positions. She began her career in 1982 with Price Waterhouse.
Colleen graduated from York University in Toronto in 1982 with a bachelor of business administration. She received her chartered accountant designation in 1984 and in 2006 was elected a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA), the highest designation conferred by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, recognizing her outstanding career achievements and dedication to community activities.
Colleen has received numerous top industry honours as a senior finance executive – she was recognized by Women’s Executive Network as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women three years in a row and inducted into Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame in 2007. Colleen was named “Best Chief Financial Officer” in October 2009 by Canadian Business magazine, and in 2011, for the third year in a row, was named one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking by American Banker. Most recently in 2012, Colleen was recognized as Canada’s CFO of the Year, an award that is presented annually by Financial Executives International Canada, PwC and Robert Half International.
Colleen is the past Chair of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario and continues to serve on both the national and Ontario boards. She previously served as Chair of Bridgepoint Health and the ShareLife Corporate Campaign. She is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Schulich School of Business at York University and is also a member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council. At TD, she is actively involved in promoting diversity in the workplace and chairs the bank’s Women in Leadership Committee.
Born in Vancouver, Colleen currently resides in Toronto with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys travelling, reading and cottage life.