Board of Directors
Donna is seasoned practitioner with 20+ years capital-markets experience in market structure, regulation and product management, gained from time working in Canada, the US, Europe and Asia. She has been at the forefront of market-structure change and innovation in financial services, having led transformation initiatives in electronic trading, market data and regulatory reporting at TD Securities and IHS Markit.
She founded Balmoral Advisory in 2011 where she works with financial institutions and regulatory bodies on a range of strategic-, regulatory-, business-impact- and transformation initiatives.
Not one to stay still, she co-founded the Canadian Regulatory Technology Association in 2019 because she believes in the transformation potential of emerging technology and the opportunities it brings to the Canadian financial services ecosystem.
She is a strong advocate for innovation and mentors’ firms via the Holt Accelerator Advisory program and directly through her consulting practice. Donna has authored white papers and tailored reports on industry trends such as technology innovation, market structure, best execution and competition. Most recent paper: Safeguarding AI Use Through Human Centred Design.
Paul Childerhose is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Regulatory Technology Association (CRTA). He is also Canadian regional representative for the global industry organization the Enterprise Data Management Council www.edmcouncil.org
In addition to his volunteer role with the CRTA, Paul is the founder & managing director of Maple Peak Group Inc. www.maplepeakgroup.com based in Toronto. He is currently advising CEO’s and Founders of technology companies headquartered in Canada and the U.S.
He focuses on building partnerships with start-up entrepreneurs & privately held technology companies, assisting them with solutions design considerations, development of go-to-market strategies, identification of qualified business opportunities & the development of strategic partnerships that help grow clients’ market share and brand.
With more than 20 years in the Canadian financial services sector, Paul has a wide range of expertise, including, back-office operations, new product development, client and account management, data management, risk management, enterprise transformation and regulatory compliance. Previously, he developed his skills and held increasingly senior roles at Royal Bank of Canada, Star Data Systems, CGI Inc. & Scotiabank.
With 20+ years' international financial service experience, Matt was most recently Vice-President, Enterprise Machine Learning, leading the integration of Layer 6 TD Banks AI division. Passionate about the fair, transparent, accountable use of data and artificial intelligence (AI), he led creation of the TD’s AI Principles, which ensure ethical considerations are applied at all stages of the development lifecycle. He sponsored development of a 2019 white paper, Responsible AI in Financial Services, and authored the TD’s view on AI opportunities, as well as risks to be addressed when using AI. He built and led the team that identified, scoped, sized, and prioritized machine-learning opportunities with Layer 6 and business stakeholders, engaging risk and control partners to effectively update regulatory and policy frameworks.
Previously, Matt’s background in wholesale banking led to his sponsoring and delivering solutions to complex data-driven challenges. He held senior roles at Bankers Trust (London), Deutsche Bank (London/Frankfurt) and CIBC, prior to joining TD Securities in 2009 with a mandate to provide operations support and service across the areas of regulatory risk, operational controls, and vendor and data management.