Sharon Haward-Laird is accountable for defining and executing the strategy for BMO Financial Group’s North American Treasury & Payment Solutions business, including Treasury Management and Corporate Cards.
Sharon joined BMO Financial Group in 2000 and went on to serve in a number of roles within the Legal Group, including Vice-President, Deputy General Counsel, BMO Capital Markets & Assistant Corporate Secretary. In May 2012, Sharon was appointed Head of Investor Relations and in November 2014, she was appointed Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Communications, Government and Investor Relations.
Prior to joining BMO, Sharon was a litigator with Torys LLP, an international law firm, and obtained her LLB from the University of Toronto.
Sharon is the Vice Chair of the board of directors of Interac Corp. and is a member of the board of directors of Moneris Corporation and the Writers’ Trust of Canada. She also serves on the Member Advisory Council of Payments Canada.
BMO Capital Markets is a trade name used by BMO Financial Group for the wholesale banking businesses of Bank of Montreal, BMO Harris Bank N.A. (member FDIC), Bank of Montreal Europe p.l.c, and Bank of Montreal (China) Co. Ltd, the institutional broker dealer business of BMO Capital Markets Corp. (Member FINRA and SIPC) and the agency broker dealer business of Clearpool Execution Services, LLC (Member FINRA and SIPC) in the U.S., and the institutional broker dealer businesses of BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. (Member Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and Member Canadian Investor Protection Fund) in Canada and Asia, Bank of Montreal Europe p.l.c. (authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland) in Europe and BMO Capital Markets Limited (authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) in the UK and Australia.