Ms. Cathy Welling


Ms. Cathy Welling was elected to the CDSPI Board in May 2019. She is the Chair of the CDSPI Nominating and Governance Committee, and currently serves as a member of CDSPI’s Audit Committee. 

Ms. Welling is an experienced Corporate Director with an accomplished career as a Senior Financial Services Executive. She managed several complex International and Canadian businesses for Scotiabank, including Insurance; Pensions; Asset Management; Private Banking; Investment Advisory; Direct Investing and Trust Services. Cathy spent her career in a highly regulated industry and has been a Senior Executive on several core Oversight & Governance Committees. She also sat as Director or Chair on several Boards related to this global bank which were both private and publicly traded. Cathy retired from Scotiabank in 2017 as Senior Vice President, Insurance, Pensions and Wealth for their International Bank.

Additional Experience

Ms. Welling received her ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. In addition to her CDSPI duties, she is a Member of the Administrative Board for the Medicus Pension Plan and a Director for Educators Financial Group, where she is Chair of their Human Resources Committee. Cathy is also a member of multiple Independent Review Committees in the Canadian Mutual Fund industry, including BlackRock Canada.