Neil McLaughlin

Group Head, Personal & Commercial Banking at Royal Bank of Canada

As Group Head, Personal & Commercial Banking, Neil McLaughlin is responsible for RBC’s banking businesses in Canada and the Caribbean, including personal and commercial financial services, credit cards and payments, digital solutions, as well as RBC’s sales and branch distribution, operations and advice centres. Together with other members of Group Executive, Mr. McLaughlin is responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of RBC.

Immediately prior to this position, as Executive Vice President, Business Financial Services for RBC’s Canadian Banking division, Neil was responsible for setting the strategic direction and leading all lines of business that serve small business and commercial clients through an extensive business banking network.

Neil joined RBC in 1998 and has held a wide range of senior management and executive positions within Canadian Banking, including roles in the Credit Card and Personal Lending lines of businesses and distribution and operations. As well, Neil was Senior Vice President Marketing & Channel Strategy, responsible for leading Brand, Marketing, Advertising and Sponsorship, with direct accountability for digital channels, the physical distribution network, client knowledge and insights and the client information management team. He also served as Senior Vice President, Risk Operations within Canadian Banking Operations, responsible for credit adjudication, fraud, collections, operational risk and the Commercial Advisory Group.

In 2020, Neil was appointed Chair of the Canadian Bankers Association’s Executive Council and currently serves on the board of the Children’s Wish Foundation, Ontario Chapter. He holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree and an MBA and lives in Toronto with his wife and their two children.



  • Group Head, Personal & Commercial Banking

    May, 2017 - present