David Arthur Noel, LLB (Hons), CFA
SVP & Head of the Caribbean Central & North
President & CEO, Scotia Group Jamaica Limited
David Noel is the SVP & Head of the Caribbean Central & North and President & CEO, Scotia Group Jamaica Limited. He assumed the position on November 1, 2017 after serving as the Deputy CEO, Scotia Group Jamaica Limited from November 16, 2016 to October 31, 2017. As the SVP & Head Caribbean Central & North and President & CEO, Scotia Group Jamaica, David has the overall responsibility for the growth and profitable development of corporate, commercial and retail banking, insurance and wealth management through a network of branches and subsidiary companies across Jamaica, as well as the Central and North Caribbean islands. Prior to his Deputy CEO role, he served as the Managing Director for the Caribbean East region with responsibility for Barbados, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Kitts & Nevis, St Maarten and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
David is an experienced banker, attorney-at-law and CFA Charterholder. He completed his Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill) and was called to the bar in Jamaica in 1997. He started his career as an Attorney at Myer Fletcher & Gordon, the largest law firm in Jamaica, where he practiced mainly commercial litigation on behalf of financial institutions.
He joined Scotiabank Jamaica in 2001 as an Attorney in the Corporate & Legal department. He was appointed SVP, Senior Legal Counsel & Corporate Secretary in 2003 with responsibility for the Legal, Compliance and Corporate Secretarial Departments and was the principal legal adviser and head of compliance for the Scotiabank Jamaica Group. In June 2008, David moved to Toronto on a leadership development program and worked in Commercial Banking, Retail Banking, Global Risk Management and various International Banking departments.
In 2010, he was appointed District Vice President in the Atlantic Canada Region where he was responsible for Scotiabank’s branch network in East New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. While in Atlantic Canada, he was the Chairman of the United Way Campaign for South East New Brunswick and served on the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Ballet Theatre Company. David is married to Francene and they are the proud parents of two children, Zachary and Eden.