Jacqui Allard is Senior Vice President of Strategy, Marketing, Performance and Enablement with RBC Personal & Commercial Banking (P&CB). She leads teams responsible for developing strategies that support and integrate lines of business while ensuring the alignment of the P&CB project portfolio across the enterprise.
Jacqui was previously SVP, Wealth Management Solutions & Client Experience where she led a program of initiatives while providing functional leadership of product management, digital, analytics, and regulatory management in support of delivering a superior client experience to RBC’s affluent and high net worth Wealth Management clients globally. Prior to joining RBC in 2014, Jacqui was Head of Operations and Chief Information Officer of the Investment Division of Manulife Financial, responsible for investment operations and information technology functions globally. She was previously President of Manulife Asset Management Canada & Global Chief Operating Officer for Manulife Asset Management. Her prior experience, with State Street and Bank of Ireland, included progressively senior leadership positions in the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Jacqui is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC) and serves as a Pension Board Director for a large multi-employer pension plan. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Up With Women, a not-for-profit providing career coaching and support for formerly homeless women. Jacqui was recognized in December 2013 by the Women’s Executive Network as one of “Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women” for her achievements in management, community service, vision and leadership. She has previously served on the Advisory Committee of Women in Capital Markets and on numerous not-for-profit boards.
Jacqui holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management from Bentley Graduate School of Business in Massachusetts and an Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics and History from Queen’s University in Ontario.