HSBC Bank Canada
Chris Hatton has over 20 years’ experience in the banking sector, a career spanning retail banking, commercial banking and operations. Currently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Head of Regulatory Compliance for HSBC Bank Canada, Chris started his career with HSBC in 1996, first in retail banking in the UK, then moving into more senior roles in commercial banking with HSBC in Europe and North America.
Chris has a unique perspective on the global banking industry, how it is changing and opportunities for the future. In his current role, he has oversight for how banking operations are changing through the accelerated digitization of customer and support channels.
In addition to his formal roles, Chris is Chair of the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Council at HSBC Bank Canada. HSBC Bank Canada believes that having a diverse workforce allows it to benefit from a variety of perspectives and strengthens its local and global competitiveness. For its work, the bank has been recognized through the federal government’s Employment Equity Achievement Awards for Sector Distinction and Outstanding Commitment three years in a row. The most recent recognition in 2018. He is also a member of the Presidents Group, a network of BC leaders committed to improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities.
Chris lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with his wife Claire, and son Samuel.