Past Event

Conversations With Changemakers: John Montalbano

Date: Monday, December 2, 2019
Time: 12:00 noon
Location: Epiphany at UBC, 6030 Chancellor Boulevard
Cost: Free

This event is open to Corpus Christi-St. Mark's students and alumni.

The Conversations with Changemakers series brings students together with inspirational leaders who share their experience, passion, and vision. The series build on our mission to educate lifelong learners who are prepared to take on the intellectual, professional, and social challenges of our times. 

John Montalbano

John Montalbano built his career in asset management at Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management Ltd. (PH&N). Throughout, he assumed successive leadership roles until his appointment as President in 2005. In 2008, when RBC acquired PH&N, John became CEO of RBC’s newly expanded asset management business, known as RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM). By 2015, when he retired as CEO, the organization had extended its scope to include offices in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, managing in aggregate more than $370 billion worldwide.

In the past three years, John has been appointed as a Director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Aritzia Inc. and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.

John served as Chair of the UBC Board of Governors and remains a strong supporter of the UBC Sauder School of Business, where he and his wife, Dana, established the Montalbano Professorship in Leadership Studies. They have also established several fellowships at the University of Victoria in Ocean and Earth Sciences. As a trustee of the Killam Trusts, he also serves as a member of the Investment Committee for the Canada Council for the Arts.

In 2015, John was appointed Chair for the Vancouver Public Library Capital Campaign and currently serves on the Boards of Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, The BC Achievement Foundation, as well as is the current Chair of both St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation and The Vancouver Police Foundation.

John holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and a Bachelor of Commerce, with Honours, from the University of British Columbia. He is a Leslie Wong Fellow of the UBC Portfolio Management Foundation and also holds an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Emily Carr University of Art and Design.