Ron Cathcart, MBA

Academic Affiliate,
Nationally recognized enterprise risk professional in banking and supervision.

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Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario (MBA) 

Dartmouth College (BA)


Ron is the former Head of Enterprise Risk Supervision at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

While at FRB, NY 2012-2017, Ron led a 260-person team of risk professionals responsible for overseeing the idiosyncratic and systemic risks generated by the 15 systemically important financial institutions designated by the Financial Stability Oversight Counsel. Represented the FRB on key Basel Committees.

Previously led Financial Services Risk Consulting practice at Promontory Financial Group 2017-2023 focused on:

  • Board & Senior Management Governance
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Credit Evaluation & Enhancement
  • Internal Audit
  • Risk Assessment & Stress Testing

Relevant Experience

Chief Risk Officer, Washington Mutual 2005-2008

  • Established risk management infrastructure and identified and reported on weakness on the mortgage portfolio---subsequently testified before the US Senate as key government witness on financial crisis

EVP, CIBC 2002-2005

  • Established independent, enterprise wide, credit risk oversight program

EVP, Chief Risk Officer, Retail, Bank One 1999-2002

  • Risk management oversight and loan review authority for $75 billion credit card and $70 billion retail portfolio

Chief Risk Officer, Personal & Commercial, Royal Bank of Canada 1997-1999

  • Oversaw a $125 billion high credit quality group in the middle market, small business and consumer, mortgage, credit card and Caribbean businesses

Keynote speaker, panelist, and guest lecturer at dozens of institutions and events


Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario (MBA) 

Dartmouth College (BA)

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