TORONTO, Aug. 26, 2021 /CNW/ - TD Bank Group (TD) (TSX:
TD) (NYSE: TD) is pleased to announce the appointment of
Cherie Brant to its Board of
Directors. She also joins the Board's Risk Committee.
"We are very pleased to welcome Cherie to TD's Board of
Directors. A trusted advisor to industry leaders and Indigenous
groups, Cherie's legal expertise, ESG experience and unique
insights will strengthen the Board and the Bank," said Brian Levitt, Chair of the Board, TD Bank Group.
"As TD builds for the future and navigates a changing environment,
Cherie will also deepen our governance and risk capabilities."
Cherie is a partner and national leader for the Indigenous law
group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) and is a member of the
firm's Environmental, Social and Governance initiative. Her
commercial practice extends across a wide variety of sectors,
including energy and transmission, land development and financing
on First Nations lands, Indigenous Infrastructure, and economic
development for Indigenous owned businesses and Indigenous
governments. She also provides strategic policy and governance
counsel to Indigenous groups seeking to exercise their jurisdiction
Outside of her work at BLG she serves on the boards of Hydro One
Limited, the Anishnawbe Health Foundation, Canadian Council for
Aboriginal Business and Canadian Club of Toronto. She also participates on the advisory
committees for the Aboriginal Energy Working Group of the
Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), the Aboriginal
Education Council for Centennial College and Advisory Council for
Nationhood Council House. Previously, she served as a director of
Women's College Hospital and Trillium Gift of Life.
In 2017, she received the Lexpert Zenith Award, a national award
that recognizes women's contributions to the law. In 2012, she was
named one of Lexpert's "Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40."
Cherie holds a JD from the University of
Toronto and a BA in Environmental Studies, Urban and
Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo.
Cherie is both Mohawk from Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and
Ojibway from Wikwemkoong Unceded Indian Reserve.
TD's Board of Directors is committed to being composed of highly
qualified individuals with a broad spectrum of competencies and an
appropriate mix of experience, expertise and perspectives. This
commitment is key to enabling the Board to carry out its
wide-ranging responsibilities. The Board recognizes and embraces
the benefits of diversity in its membership as a competitive
advantage, which is in keeping with the Bank's commitment to
diversity and inclusion at all levels of the Bank's
For more information on TD's Board of Directors, please visit
About TD Bank Group
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively
known as TD Bank Group ("TD" or the "Bank"). TD is the fifth
largest bank in North America by
assets and serves more than 26 million customers in three key
businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres
around the globe: Canadian Retail, including TD Canada Trust, TD
Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD
Insurance; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America's Most
Convenient Bank®, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an
investment in The Charles Schwab Corporation; and Wholesale
Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world's
leading online financial services firms, with more than 15 million
active online and mobile customers. TD had CDN$1.7 trillion in assets on July 31, 2021. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades
under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.
SOURCE TD Bank Group