David I. McKay

President & CEO at Royal Bank of Canada

David McKay is president and chief executive officer of Royal Bank of Canada. Prior to his appointment in 2014, he was group head, Personal & Commercial Banking from 2012 to 2014 and group head, Canadian Banking from 2008 to 2012. Mr. McKay started his career at RBC in 1988 and has held progressively more senior roles since then.

He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Hospital for Sick Children and is a member of the Catalyst Canada advisory board and the Business Council of Canada. He is also industry co-chair of the Business / Higher Learning Roundtable.

Mr. McKay holds an M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University and a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.


  • President & CEO

    Current role