TMX Group, an exchange operator and owner of the Toronto Stock Exchange, has appointed John McKenzie as its chief executive officer (CEO) after he led the company as an interim since January.
“Following a rigorous, global search process, the Board of Directors is proud to announce the appointment of John McKenzie to the role of TMX Group Chief Executive Officer,” TMX Group chair, Charles Winograd said.
“As we narrowed our focus on a shortlist of talented internal and external candidates, it became clear to the Board that John’s impressive combination of business savvy, leadership acumen, and vision make him the best fit for TMX and the right choice to lead the Company into the next exciting chapter in our history.”
He took the charge of the company after the retirement of former CEO Lou Eccleston, and his appointment as the permanent head will be effective immediately. Also, he received a seat at the board members table.
Climbed the Corporate Ladder to the Top
McKenzie has over 25 years of experience in the financial industry and spent the last two decades at TMX Group in various leadership roles. He was named as the Group’s chief financial officer in 2016, along with additional responsibilities for the company’s corporate strategy, corporate development, and investor relations functions.
Furtnermore, he was overseeing the Groups capital formation businesses, including the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange, since 2018.
Frank DiLiso, Vice President of corporate finance and administration of the Group has taken the charge of the CFO position until a permanent replacement is found.
“While TMX has many key attributes, including a strong collection of assets, a resilient business model, and a firm commitment to executing our long-term growth strategy, the true driving force behind TMX’s success is our talented and dedicated people,” McKenzie said in a statement.