Mike Andrews has a strong financial sector policy and technical background derived from more than 35 years’ experience in public and private sector positions. He has completed more than 150 consulting assignments for clients including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, central banks and regulatory authorities around the world. He is one of the authors of the 2019 revision of the Financial Soundness Indicators Compilation Guideand is on the roster of experts of both the Statistics Department and the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the IMF. He is a member of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario Technical Advisory Committee for the Deposit Insurance Reserve Fund.
Prior to establishing his own consultancy in 2003, Mike was a Financial Sector Advisor with the IMF. While at the Fund he contributed to the Basel Committee publication,Supervisory Guidance on Dealing with Weak Banks, several IMF working papers and publications on crisis management and bank resolution, and provided country authorities with technical assistance on bank supervision, crisis management, deposit insurance and bank resolution.
Before joining the IMF, Mike worked at Canada’s Department of Finance in 1997 and 1998 on the MacKay Task Force review of financial sector policy and legislation, and had a three month assignment to the Competition Bureau, Canada’s anti-trust authority, to assist in the review of proposed mergers involving four of the large Canadian banks.
From 1990 to 1997, Mike held progressively more responsible positions, including four years as Director of the FinancialResearch Group, with the Conference Board, the largest private applied research organization in Canada.Between 1987 and 1990, Mike was responsible for supervisory oversight and resolution of a portfolio of troubled financial institutions for the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario. From 1981 to 1987, he held a number of positions in commercial lending, marketing and administration with the Toronto Dominion Bank.