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Group Head, Canadian Business Banking
TD Bank Group
Barbara Hooper is Group Head, Canadian Business Banking, TD Bank Group and has been a member of the Bank's Senior Executive Team since September 2021.
Barbara joined TD in 1994, spending the first 12 years with the Wholesale Bank, taking on various client-facing roles in Fixed Income, including in the areas of securitization and credit products. In 2006, she joined the Corporate Development team, playing an integral role in many important acquisitions in Canada and the U.S., and assuming leadership of the group in 2011. Barbara assumed responsibility for Treasury and Balance Sheet Management as the Bank's Treasurer in 2015, where she oversaw liquidity, funding, investments, funds transfer pricing, capital management, asset-liability management, stress testing, resolution and recovery planning, and treasury operations. Barbara's mandate expanded as she assumed leadership of Strategic Sourcing in 2019, Enterprise Real Estate in 2021, and Enterprise Strategy and Sustainability and Corporate Citizenship in 2022.
Barbara holds an MBA from York University and a BA in Economics from the University of Toronto. She volunteers with United Way of Greater Toronto, a charity which creates opportunities for communities in the Greater Toronto Area, and Eva's Initiatives, an organization that provides safe shelter and services to Toronto's homeless and at-risk youth. She also serves on the Canadian Government's Sustainable Finance Action Council and chairs the Technical Expert Group focused on climate-related financial disclosures.
In recognition of her pioneering career in Canadian banking, Barbara was named as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women's Executive Network in 2018. She has a passion for mentoring and has supported many colleagues across the bank in their career journeys.