Morten Friis

Independent non-executive director

Date of appointment: 

16 November 2016

Contribution to the Boards:

Morten is a former frontline banker, who subsequently became a Chief Risk Officer in a universal bank. He has in-depth knowledge and expertise in risk management within the financial services industry, which enables him to make a substantial contribution to Board discussions and debate on risk matters. Morten is also knowledgeable in regulatory matters, capital markets, transformation management and corporate resolution.

Relevant experience: 

Morten’s extensive executive career included various roles at Royal Bank of Canada and its subsidiaries, such as Senior Vice President, Group Risk Management, Chief Credit Officer and then Chief Risk Officer. Previously he was also a Director of RBC Bank (USA); Westbury Life Insurance Company; RBC Life Insurance Company; and RBC Dexia Investor Services Trust Company.

Morten also served as a Non-executive director of Jackson National Life Insurance Company for five years, and was chair of its board risk committee and a member of its audit committee.

Current external appointments: 

  • Member of the board of directors of the Harvard Business School Club of Toronto    

Committee memberships: 

  • NWH Board Risk Committees (Chair)
  • NWH Audit Committee
  • NWH Nominations Committee