John Silverthorn is Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Advisory Services CIBC. In this capacity, John has responsibility for leading HR Business Leader support across all of CIBC’s Strategic Business Units and Functional Groups as well as Employee and Labour Relations Support to our workforce. John also stewards CIBC’s focus on Corporate Culture. John was previously Senior Vice President, Human Resources for CIBC Talent Management.
Prior to joining CIBC in September 2006, John spent over 20 years with IBM, where he held a variety of senior Human Resource leadership positions in both Canada and the United States, and across IBM’s services, consulting and sales organizations.
John has a Masters in Business Administration from York University. He currently serves on the Board Of Trustees for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and is Chair of the Human Resources Committee.