Carolyn A. Wilkins joined Princeton University’s Grisworld Center for Economic Policy as a senior research scholar in January 2022. She also sits on the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee as an external member and she is a mentor for the blockchain stream at the Rotman School of Management’s Creative Destruction Lab. 

Prior to these appointments, Ms. Wilkins had a distinguished 20 year career at the Bank of Canada, serving as Senior Deputy Governor from 2014 to 2020, setting monetary and financial system policies with Governing Council, and overseeing strategic planning and economic research. Ms. Wilkins led the development of the Bank’s market liquidity facilities and large-scale asset purchase program as part of its COVID-19 response. She has made important contributions to international financial policies over her career, including as the Bank of Canada’s G20 and G7 Deputy and member of the Financial Stability Board. 

Ms. Wilkins holds an Honours BA in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MA in Economics from Western University. She was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award by the Women’s Executive Network in 2016 and 2018.