Sandy Sharman leads Human Resources and Communications, which is focused on creating a diverse, inclusive and engaged team that is enabling CIBC to build a strong, innovative, relationship-oriented bank. Her areas of accountabilities include compensation and benefits, employee relations, policy and governance, talent management, and all aspects of internal and external communications and public affairs. Sandy and her team are also responsible for developing and implementing the Human Capital Strategy across the bank. Sandy began her career in financial services as a branch manager. She has more than 25 years of progressively more senior roles and experience in financial services and human resources, both at CIBC and at other major financial institutions. She assumed the leadership of Human Resources at CIBC in 2014.