Stuart McKellar leads ATB’s sustainability journey. He is accountable for environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration, third-party relationships and directing the legal affairs of ATB. He works closely with ATB’s Board of Directors and serves as a board member of ATB’s Wealth and Capital Markets subsidiaries.
Stuart has more than 30 years of experience as a lawyer and governance professional, with over 25 years at ATB. He is known for his intense curiosity and his passion for developing others. He is a member of various executive committees providing oversight and strategic guidance in areas of ESG, ethics, capital deployment and enterprise risk.
He also led the establishment of whistleblower protection and introduced board policies on issues of diversity and inclusion, conflicts of interest and the directors’ Code of Conduct and Ethics. Stuart was a member of the Crawford Committee, which led the restructuring of the Canadian asset-backed commercial paper market during the financial crisis of 2007-2008.
Stuart has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta. His ICD.D designation is from the Institute of Corporate Directors, his Global ESG Designation is from Competent Boards and he is qualified by the Canadian Securities Institute to act as a Partner, Director and Officer. In 2014, Stuart was appointed Queen’s Counsel in the Province of Alberta. In 2019, he was recognized as the Governance Professional of the Year by the Governance Professionals of Canada. In 2022, he received a lifetime achievement award from the Western Canada General Counsel Association.