Michael Henry Appointed Head of the Canadian Financial Services Practice

21 Sep 2020

Michael Henry Appointed Head of the Canadian Financial Services Practice

Odgers Berndtson strengthens its Financial Services Leadership with the promotion of Michael Henry to Head of the Canadian Practice.

According to a recent report released by the Conference Board of Canada and Toronto Finance International, Toronto is the second-largest financial centre in North America and the seventh largest globally in employment. The city’s financial services sector has a significant influence on the local economy, Canada’s international footprint and the success of Canadian business. So, it’s not surprising that the competition for top talent has remained strong, despite the pandemic.

To meet the steadily growing need for executive search and leadership advisory services in the sector, Odgers Berndtson has promoted Michael Henry to Head of the Financial Services Practice in Canada.

Michael specializes in the recruitment of senior level executives in financial institutions, asset management, insurance, financial and risk management, and securities and non-securities regulation. He also advises boards of directors on their overall composition, capabilities and succession planning. While working with many of Canada’s leading global banks, pension funds and investment firms, Michael has become known as an expert in the financial services regulatory space.

“Michael has developed a stellar reputation for building deep partnerships with clients and candidates, as well as working collaboratively across our firm to bring the best team to each project,” says Carl Lovas, Chairman and CEO of Odgers Berndtson in Canada. “His client-centered approach, combined with his experience working at the C-suite and board level, will be key to helping us continue to build our financial services expertise and support the growing leadership needs within the sector.”

Michael holds a Master of Science degree in Political Science from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario. He sits on the board of the Massey Foundation and is the co-chair and founder of Centre Aisle, a group of young leaders who have a passion for music and a commitment to the revitalization of Massey Hall. He is also a former board director of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.