Malcolm Knight served as Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada from May 1999 until April 2003. In this capacity, he served as the Bank’s Chief Operating Officer and, along with the Governor, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank. Mr. Knight’s duties included acting for the Governor, overseeing strategic planning and coordinating all of the Bank’s operations. As a member of the Bank's Governing Council, he shared responsibility for decisions with respect to monetary policy and financial system stability, and for setting the strategic direction of the Bank.
Before joining the Bank, Mr. Knight served as a senior official at the International Monetary Fund, where he was engaged in both economic policy implementation and research.
Mr. Knight was born in Windsor, Ontario, and grew up in nearby Amherstburg. He holds an honours bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree and PhD (1972) in economics from the London School of Economics.