W. Edmund Clark

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William Edmund "Ed" Clark
Born (1947-10-10) October 10, 1947 (age 66)
Toronto, Ontario
Occupation Financial Executive
Known for President and Chief Executive Officer of TD Bank Group (also known as Toronto-Dominion Bank)

Order of Canada (2010) Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year (2010) Egale’s Leadership Award (2010)

Catalyst Canada Honour (2010)

William Edmund "Ed" Clark (born October 10, 1947) is the President and Chief Executive Officer of TD Bank Group (also known as Toronto-Dominion Bank). Ed was appointed to this role on December 20, 2002. Prior to this appointment, he was President and Chief Operating Officer, a role he held since July 2000.[1]

Banking career[edit]

Following TD’s acquisition of Canada Trust Financial Services in February 2000, Ed joined TD Bank Group as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TD Canada Trust. In this role he oversaw the successful integration of the TD and Canada Trust banking operations. Before joining TD, Ed was President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Trust Financial Services.

In 1985, he joined Merrill Lynch, and three years later was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Financial Corporation, a position he held until he joined Canada Trust Financial Services Inc. in 1991. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group.[2]

Before banking[edit]

From 1974 to 1984, Ed held a number of senior positions in the federal government. This included helping to develop the contentious National Energy Program, which has been cited as creating significantly negative impacts to both the national deficit and the Western Canadian economy.[3]


Ed graduated from the University of Toronto in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He earned his Master’s degree and Doctorate in Economics from Harvard University in 1971 and 1974 respectively. Ed has also received honorary degrees from Mount Allison University, Queen’s University, and the University of Western Ontario.[4] [5]

Community involvement[edit]

Ed was the 2010 Cabinet Chair for United Way Toronto, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the C.D. Howe Institute, a member of the Chair’s Advisory Council for Habitat for Humanity Toronto, and provides support to Woodgreen Community Services, an organization that delivers programs to build sustainable communities in the Toronto area.

Ed was honoured numerous times in 2010 for his vision, integrity and strong leadership. He was appointed to the Order of Canada – one of the country’s highest distinctions – for his “contributions to Canada’s banking and financial industry, and for his voluntary and philanthropic endeavours”.[6]

Clark also received Egale’s Leadership Award in honour of his leadership in supporting LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) communities, and the inaugural Catalyst Canada Honour, awarded to individuals who have made a critical and visible difference to women’s advancement. Capping an incredible 2010, Clark was named Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year – widely viewed as the most prestigious award in Canadian business. In 2012, Clark was named as one of the 30 best CEO’s by Barron’s magazine.

Ed Clark and his wife Fran make their home in Toronto. They have four grown children and seven grandchildren.


http://www.td.com/about-tdbfg/corporate-information/executive-profiles/clark.jsp http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Energy_Program

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Business positions
Preceded by
Toronto-Dominion Bank CEO

Compensation for 2009: $15,188,391

Succeeded by