Kathleen Devenny takes on the role of CMHC’s Chief Risk Officer at a pivotal time, as CMHC’s risk management capabilities and systems have matured after a decade of building new tools and a strong risk culture. These tools are now being put into practice across business lines so the company can take calculated risks to reach its 2030 aspiration.
Kathleen joined CMHC in 2015 after a 20-year career in the financial services industry, public accounting and internal audit, including a period with TD Bank as well as the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. She previously held the positions of Corporate Controller and Deputy Chief Financial Officer at CMHC, and most recently served as Vice-President, Audit and Evaluation.
Kathleen is deeply committed to helping women advance into leadership roles and mentoring colleagues in general to support their career progression. She holds a CPA designation and a B.Comm (Hons.) degree from Queen’s University.