CIBC Mellon appoints new leadership roles

CIBC Mellon welcomes Richard Anton as CCO and Catherine Thrasher as COO

CIBC Mellon appoints new leadership roles

CIBC Mellon has appointed Richard Anton as chief client officer and Catherine Thrasher as chief operations officer to enhance client focus and drive organizational growth. 

These strategic moves aim to leverage their extensive experience and skills to enhance CIBC Mellon's market position.   

Anton, with over 30 years in the financial services sector and previously CIBC Mellon's chief operations officer, brings a wealth of experience in overseeing operational functions, executing transformational projects, and ensuring service delivery excellence.  

His appointment as chief client officer places him at the helm of relationship management, strategic client solutions, product development, corporate communications, and marketing functions.   

Thrasher transitions to the role of chief operations officer, bringing over 25 years of investment industry experience from her tenure with BNY Mellon Global Risk Solutions and its predecessor companies since 1998.  

In her former role as chief client solutions officer at CIBC Mellon, Thrasher was instrumental in overseeing operating models and multi-product solutions, focusing on data needs. 

Her extensive experience positions her well to lead CIBC Mellon's operational teams, including custody services, fund administration, investor recordkeeping, and more. 

Mal Cullen, chief executive officer of CIBC Mellon, praised the appointments, highlighting the strategic positioning of the company to extend its market leadership through innovation, data, and technology.  

Cullen commended Thrasher's track record in delivering top-tier products and solutions and Anton's deep understanding of operations, client relationships, and industry dynamics. The appointments are viewed as pivotal in driving the company's client experience transformation initiatives and advancing strategic priorities.   

Richard Anton expressed his honor in assuming the chief client officer role, emphasizing his commitment to empowering clients to future-proof their businesses and strengthen client relationships.  

Catherine Thrasher shared her enthusiasm for leading CIBC Mellon's operations and delivery teams, focusing on large-scale initiatives and daily service excellence. Thrasher noted the exciting times ahead for CIBC Mellon and her pride in leading the market-leading operations teams.