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Christine Williams

Chartered Director, Centennial College


Christine Williams has a banking career that spans over 35 years, and she has maintained a focus on helping individuals develop to their maximum potential. As a former Vice President of Scotiabank, Christine was responsible for marketplace management and the delivery of retail and small business banking services in Toronto Region. 

Her training from The Richard Ivey School of Business Leadership program and her Fellowship with the Institute of Canadian Bankers and Canadian Securities Institute (F.C.S.I.) helped her achieve Scotiabank’s employee, customer, operational and financial goals. Christine’s dedication to the community has led to sponsorships for the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Student Centre and The Scarborough Hospital Foundation among others. Her community involvement includes directorship roles at The Scarborough Hospital Foundation, The College Compensation and Appointments Council and Project for the Advancement of Childhood Education. Christine served as Chair of the Scarborough Chamber of Commerce and for the period 2001-2007 has been President of Tropicana Community Services, a social services organization in Toronto.

Christine has served as a director, EVP and treasurer of the Project for the Advancement of Childhood Education-P.A.C.E. (Canada) since 2009 to 2014 and is currently a Governor and Vice Chair on the Board of Governors at Centennial College. Christine is a member (2018) of the Finance Committee and Investment Committee of the Scarborough Health Network Foundation. In 2016 Christine was recognized as one of Canada’s top 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women. Christine was presented with the 2015 Heritage Award by Transformation Institute & Silvertrust Media, the Margot Franseen Leadership Award in 2012 and Woman of Honour Award for outstanding contribution to the Black community from The Black Business and Professional Association in 2013. Christine obtained The Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation in 2008, Human Resources and Compensation Committee Certified (H.R.C.C.C.) designation in 2011 and the Audit Committee Certified (A.C.C.) designation in 2013 from The Directors College (a joint venture of McMaster University and the Conference Board of Canada). Christine has completed the Strategic Risk Oversight Program in 2012 and the Innovation Governance for Directors program in 2018. Christine is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).