Robert P. Kelly Appointed as Chairperson of CMHC Board

Robert P. Kelly Appointed as Chairperson of CMHC Board 
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/03/13 -- The Honourable Diane
Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and
Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
(CMHC), today announced the appointment of Robert P. Kelly as
Chairperson of the CMHC Board of Directors for a five-year term
effective immediately.  
"Mr. Kelly has extensive Canadian and U.S. experience in both housing
finance and capital markets, which will be of great benefit to CMHC,"
said Minister Finley. "His expertise and leadership will ensure the
continued strong governance of Canada's national housing agency."  
Mr. Kelly was Chairman and CEO of the Bank of New York Mellon from
2007 to 2011. Prior to the merger of Bank of New York and Mellon
Financial Corporation, Mr. Kelly was Chairman, CEO and President of
Mellon Financial Corporation (2006-2007). From 2000 to 2006, he was
Chief Financial Officer of Wachovia Corporation, a financial services
company. Mr. Kelly also held various positions at the Toronto
Dominion Bank from 1981 to 2000, including Vice-Chairman.  
Mr. Kelly is a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia. He received a Bachelor
of Commerce from St. Mary's University in Halifax and is now
currently the Chancellor of the University. He is a Chartered
Accountant and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Cass
School of Business, City University in London, England. 
Minister Finley also thanked Sophie Joncas, Vice-Chairperson, for her
contributions as Interim Chairperson. 
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has been Canada's
national housing agency for more than 65 years. Together with other
housing stakeholders, we help ensure that the Canadian housing system
remains one of the best in the world. We are committed to helping
Canadians access a wide choice of quality, environmentally
sustainable and affordable housing solutions that will continue to
create vibrant and healthy communities and cities across the country. 
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Jan O' Driscoll
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister Human Resources
and Skills Development
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