Andrew has over 25 years’ experience developing, implementing, and leading Risk Management Programs in financial services. Roles with BMO Financial Group, Meridian Credit Union, and Coast Capital Savings focused on enhancing strategic management processes at the Board and Chief Executive level and optimizing key operational processes to identify opportunities and issues. He has experience with regulatory and legal compliance programs, cyber and criminal risk management, process optimization including effective internal controls, third party supplier and project risk management, and human resource risk programs. He is passionate about enabling strategic success through enhanced risk awareness as part of overall corporate culture, and passionate about implementing targeted value- added programs enhancing the capabilities of individuals and teams.
Principal Simplified Risk Management Inc Vancouver - Andrew is enabling businesses to turn uncertainty into opportunity. He provides advice to businesses in all sectors onthe risks they face, bench marks their risk management programs, and supports businessesdeveloping strategies to achieve greater success through simplification of their risk managementprograms.
Vice President Coast Capital Savings Dates Employed 2017 – 2018 Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. The Vice President Enterprise and Operational Risk Management is responsible for building organizational capability in managing risk on an integrated and comprehensive basis and for promoting a strong risk culture within Coast Capital. Accountable for the development and implementation of Enterprise and Operational Risk Management strategy, governance policies and practices, reporting and operating frameworks, and special projects associated with Coast Capital’s businesses and operations. Promoting and strengthening a positive risk culture, advocate risk frameworks that fosters empowerment and innovation, and engage stakeholders to ensure oversight and support aligns with Coast Capital’s culture and strategic direction.
Director Risk Management Meridian Credit Union Dates Employed 2015 – 2017 A strategic and operational leadership role that directs the Risk Management function and leads the implementation of the Enterprise Risk Management Strategic Plan, and supports the Chief Risk Officer in the oversight of Meridian’s Enterprise Risk Management strategy and provision of support to the Board of Directors, President & CEO and Executive Leadership Team in developing strategic decisions which align with Meridian’s risk appetite and profile.
Selected Accomplishments: * Comprehensively assessed all risk management practices against federal standards, influencing strategic direction in the pursuit of national agenda * Developed, including securing Board approval, a comprehensive Enterprise Risk Management Strategy
BMO Total Duration 14 yrs
Operational Risk Officer, North American Retail and Commercial Payments Led the operational risk oversight of the retail and commercial credit card, and the commercial cash management business across North America. Directly managed all operational risk activities including risk assessments, issues management,loss and key risk indicator collection and analysis, and determination of operational risk.
Senior Manager, Enterprise Operational Risk Management. Dates Employed 2005 – 2011 Led the development and implementation of the Bank’s new approach to measure operational risk,translating Basel II regulations into an enterprise wide fully implemented advanced operational risk capital system. This approach to measure operational risk exposure received approval from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI).
Chief Financial Officer Yin 88 Corporation Dates Employed 1992 – 2000 Joined a small family run consulting firm focused on funding raising and other consulting services to Canadian Charities as the CFO and directly managed all financial matters. Over the nine years, I led the transformation from private company to publicly traded company. • Managed public and private capital acquisition, listings reviews; and Investor, exchange, and security commission relationships.
Education and Professional Associations
McMaster University Masters Business Administration I focused on Strategic Management and Corporate Finance, including work terms in health care risk management and product management. My MBA provided me the opportunity to develop an approach to solve business problems leveraging the scientific research approaches and biological modelling approaches learned in my undergraduate.
McMaster University Honours Bachelor of Science My studies provided me a foundation for problem solving including scientific methodology, research, and systemic modelling that I have levered throughout my career and are now the core skills underpinning my approach to risk management.
Lecturer McMaster University Guest lecturer on operational risk management to undergraduate and graduate business students