CEO, Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario

Mr. White is an accomplished leader in the regulatory and financial sectors. With a strong background in regulation, risk management, governance, law, finance, change management and process improvement, he is uniquely positioned to drive the transformation of financial services regulation in Ontario.

Before joining FSRA in 2018, Mr. White held several senior positions at the Bank of Montreal in Toronto and Chicago, most recently as BMO’s Senior Vice-President & Head Enterprise Risk.

Prior to BMO, Mark served as the Assistant Superintendent, Head of Regulation Sector at Canada’s bank and insurance regulator, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) until 2011.

After business and law school and working as an accountant, Mr. White began his legal career at Faskens in 1987, practicing business law. From 1992-1997, he was an SVP, Legal Director and Chief Counsel at AT&T Capital subsidiaries in Canada and, thereafter, throughout Europe.  In 1997 he moved to Ernst & Young  where he became a legal services partner in the management consultancy.  In 2001 he joined RBC Capital Markets, rising to become a Managing Director and the Global Head of the Strategic Transactions Group from 2004-2008.