Chief Risk Officer
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Steve Mennill’s expertise in urban planning and finance converge to make him one of Canada’s foremost housing authorities. As CMHC’s Chief Risk Officer, he leads the company’s work to become a world leader in managing housing risk. He brings to this role his vast experience, including as a key contributor to Canada’s response to the 2008-09 global recession.
During his 25 years at CMHC, Steve has worked in a wide variety of roles including as Senior Vice-President, Insurance, where he was responsible for $500 billion in insurance-in-force, representing about 40% of the mortgages in Canada.
Steve has worked in municipal planning and development, assisted housing, and housing finance and management. He has expertise in leading government programs, and commercial competitive businesses, and the complicated (and important) interface between the public and private sectors. He has also helped to shape housing policy, particularly at the federal government level, but also in municipal governments.
Steve holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Toronto (Rotman). He also studied Urban Planning at University of Waterloo and Urban Land Economics at University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, and is certified in Real Estate Finance.
Steve enjoys golf, skiing, photography, camping and travel with his family. He is also very active in his local community association in Ottawa.
Risk Management, Housing Finance