Evan Siddall was appointed Special Adviser to the Governor for a two-year term, effective 23 January 2012. In this capacity, Mr. Siddall acts as Senior Representative, Toronto Regional Office (Financial Markets) of the Bank of Canada.
He leads a team that is responsible for building on the Bank’s strong relationship with the Toronto financial community. The team contributes to the Bank’s analysis of the evolution of financial markets, institutions, products and regulations.
Mr. Siddall also contributes to the Bank’s objectives of conducting monetary policy to achieve low, stable and predictable inflation, and of promoting well-functioning financial markets. He is a member of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Review and Financial System Review committees.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Mr. Siddall received an L.L.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University in 1990, and a B.A. in Management Economics from the University of Guelph in 1987. Mr. Siddall was Corporate Finance Officer of Fort Reliance Co./Irving Oil Ltd. from October 2008 until earlier this year. Previously, he was a partner of Lazard Frères & Co. LLC and Resident Managing Director of Lazard Canada Corporation for six years.
Over the course of his 20-year career, Mr. Siddall has held a variety of positions in both investment banking and general management, including at Goldman Sachs & Co. and BMO Nesbitt Burns. Mr. Siddall currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Young Presidents’ Organization (Ontario Chapter). He has also served as Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Guelph, on the boards of the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery and the Canadian Stage Company, and on the Council of Chairs of Ontario Universities.