Senior Vice-President, Talent Strategies and Executive Resourcing, BMO Financial Group
Lynn Roger is the Senior Vice-President, Talent Strategies and Executive Resourcing. Lynn returns to the talent portfolio, from her position as Vice-President and HR Business Partner, Personal and Commercial Banking Canada. Under her leadership, the ‘customer voice’ moved to the very top of the HR agenda, and the alignment between business and HR strategy was strengthened, including advancing a more disciplined and focused approach to talent and performance. Lynn’s extensive background in Human Resources includes experience in Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition, Leadership Development, Succession Planning and the development of corporate HR strategies. Throughout her career she has lead many teams in several of BMO’s banking operations. Lynn was responsible for implementing an innovative Employee Relations Call Centre in Quebec operating in both official languages with full accessibility for employees with disabilities. Her team broke new ground in response to Canada’s rapidly changing demographics, where they introduced a cutting edge collective approach with consistent methodology for the assessment of talent across BMO Financial Group.
Lynn joined the bank in 1979, has a breadth of experience in both business groups and in the corporate centre, including various roles in talent strategies. In her current mandate she has enterprise-wide accountability for advancing our Talent and Diversity & Inclusion agenda.
Lynn is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and holds a Master of Business Administration in Financial Services from Dalhousie University. She is the Chair of the BMO Employee Charitable Foundation and is a member of the Advisory Council Centre of Excellence, for the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA). She has two beautiful twin daughters that are pursing their dreams and both girls are the pride and joy of their parents.