The Bank of Canada named Carolyn Wilkins as senior deputy governor on 11 April. Wilkins, a central bank insider, will be the first woman to ever hold the post.
She will replace Tiff Macklem, who is leaving on May 2 – halfway through his seven-year term – to become dean of the University of Toronto's business school.
Wilkins joined the Bank of Canada in 2001 and has worked in a number of departments across the institution. She is currently an adviser to governor Stephen Poloz, a role she has held