Keith Evans

Executive Director, CCMA


On July 15, 2015, the Canadian Capital Markets Association, board of directors announced the appointment of Keith Evans as Executive Director of the Canadian Capital Markets Association (CCMA).  Mr. Evans represents the CCMA in the co-ordination of the CCMA Board-approved initiatives.

Mr. Evans is a senior operations executive in the financial services industry, with extensive experience in clearing and settlement, corporate actions, and project management. He worked for The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited (CDS) for 36 years, most recently as Executive Director, Operations. There he was responsible for the day-to-day operations and strategy of Canada’s national depository and clearing corporation.

Mr. Evans led the Canadian financial industry’s transition from T+3 to T+2, which was successfully implemented in the fall of 2017.  Since then, he has been working with industry participants to support modernization of  CDS’s systems for clearing and settlement, as well as for entitlement and corporate actions processing.  He now also heads cross-industry and cross-border co-ordination of Canada’s T+1 efforts.