The high-level move adds extensive legal and Indigenous sector experience to the board, the bank says
TD Bank Group has announced that it has appointed Cherie Brant to its board of directors.
A partner for the Indigenous law group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), Brant joins the TD board’s risk committee. Brant is also an active member of BLG’s environmental, social, and governance initiative, the bank said.
“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 at TD Bank Group. “As TD builds for the future and navigates a changing environment, Cherie will also deepen our governance and risk capabilities.”
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The bank said that Brant brings with her extensive experience across a broad palette 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.
“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,” the bank said. “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 workforce.”