Mary obtained her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario in 1983. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1985.
Following her call to the Bar, Mary was in private practice for 24 years, specializing in the areas of will and estate planning, estate administration, real estate and corporate law. Since 2011, she has worked exclusively in the areas of will and estate planning with a major trust company and a bank. Mary joined RBC Wealth Management in October 2016.
Mary is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Middlesex Law Association.
As a Senior Trust Advisor, Susan Macdonald serves clients throughout Western Ontario and is located in the Hamilton office. With a career focused on client relationships, she is dedicated to her clients and provides a personalized service tailored to their specific needs. She provides a wealth of knowledge relating to trusts and their administration. Susan has continued to deepen her knowledge and expertise with key industry designations such as Member, Trust Institute (MTI) and Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designations.
Susan works with individuals, families and businesses to provide customized estate, trust and incapacity solutions. Whether it is helping someone to settle an estate, establishing a trust to ensure the successful transfer of family assets, or arranging to assist with the administration and responsibilities for a power of attorney, Susan can help.
With more than 20 years of industry experience, Susan brings to each client the necessary skill set to provide both the technical expertise as well as the genuine understanding of the emotional complexities that underlie these issues. Susan understands that no two clients are the same and so together with her RBC Royal Trust partners she can find the solution that’s right for you.
Stephen Wiffen, CLU, CH.F.C.
Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
For over 30 years, Steve has helped families and business owners develop a framework using integrated wealth planning solutions. Clients and their advisors trust Steve’s ability and expertise to develop a solution based on client-centred needs and a values-based approach.
Steve examines insurance planning differently and recognizes that each client situation is unique. His approach is to plan first and then educate clients about their options, so they can make an informed choice best suited to their goals and objectives. Whether it be protection needed during income-earning/business-building years, the preservation of capital or ability to transfer accumulated wealth, Steve is there to help implement a solution that addresses your personal and corporate needs in a tax-efficient manner.
Evaluating the various insurance offerings from Canada’s top-ranked insurance providers, Steve will work together with your professional advisors to ensure you receive high-quality, cost-effective insurance solutions.
"Estate planning is sensitive so I practice at being the best listener I can be." Focusing on each person, Lynn provides education throughout the wealth management process including the potential risks of unexpected events and how to protect and grow your wealth for future generations.
Along with Adam Bissell, our team offers a holistic approach that emphasizes you are heard and understood regarding your wealth goals and objectives. By focusing on what matters, protecting you, your family and your business, we demonstrate solutions that address your unique needs by helping ensure a lasting legacy for your heirs and charitable organizations.
Having joined RBC in 1996, Lynn was an Investment Associate prior to discovering her passion for insurance solutions in 2009. When not at work Lynn is often found at a ball game, hitting the slopes or snacking on fries under the Bluewater Bridge with her husband and two children.
Analytical by nature Adam focuses his attention on what matters - you, your family and business, by immersing himself in listening and learning all you have to share. Along with Lynn Prudom, their team offers a holistic approach by emphasizing your wealth goals and objectives are heard and understood. They implement solutions that enhance, protect and ultimately ensure the wealth you worked hard to create maximizes your legacy and is shared according to your wishes with heirs or charities you passionately support.
After many years in the financial services industry Adam joined RBC in 2019. He is dedicated to providing analysis of complex cases, designing customized solutions utilizing insurance-based solutions and demonstrating how to increase net worth, simplify wealth planning and reduce the impact of taxation.
Outside of work Adam happily spends his time keeping up with his wife and two young children all while taking his recreational softball very seriously.
As a Premier Banking Advisor, Jennifer provides service and tailored advice to help clients save time and effectively manage their day to day banking needs. She works as a single point of contact and partners with Investment Advisors in Stratford, Woodstock and London.
With more than 17 years' experience in financial services with RBC, she is respected by her client's, peers and the industry, and has received top performer recognition.
Jennifer has achieved her Certificate in Financial Services Advice from the Canadian Securities Institute, Ontario College Certificate for Travel & Tourism and received top Honours, and has also completed courses with the Ontario Business Management Development Program through Conestoga College.
She is committed to giving back to her community and has volunteered for the Stratford House of Blessing, currently on their Charity planning committee and several other charities and community events organized by RBC.
As a Premier Banking Advisor, Carol provides personal service and tailored advice to help clients save time and effectively manage their day to day banking needs. Carol is a single point of contact and partners with Investment Advisors in London, Stratford and Woodstock.
Carol has 7 years of experience at RBC; At RBC she has had a career in insurance and the financial industry. Carol is greatly respected by her clients, peers and the industry and has enjoyed the success in assisting clients achieving their goals.
Carol graduated with a Diploma as a Law Clerk and obtained accreditation providing a long standing career in Insurance and within the Financial Industry. Carol has received top honours both academically within the RBC organization.
Carol was born in Collingwood but has resided in London throughout most of her life. Carol has raised a family here in London and considers this home base. In her spare time, Carol has been on various board committees as a volunteer and most recently has raised funds for The Arthritis Society and the Red Shoe Society at Ronald McDonald House.
Tina Comrie brings more than two decades of experience in financial services to her role as Private Banker. A Thunder Bay native, Ms. Comrie now provides comprehensive financial management to clients and their families throughout London and western Ontario.
Her significant career has honed Ms. Comrie's ability to serve her clients through all stages of their financial lives. Working with a relatively small client base allows her to act as a true financial partner, and she teams with her clients and their families as well as their legal, tax and insurance advisors to develop a customized strategy that acts as a "road map" for achieving their financial goals.
Ms. Comrie designs sophisticated banking, personalized short- and long-term lending, and flexible credit packages for her clients. And through the RBC Financial Group, she works with top specialists in Canada and in key markets worldwide. This team enables her to provide a complete range of services - including investments, business banking, estate planning, and domestic and international trusts - to meet each client's specific needs.
An active member of her community, Ms. Comrie volunteers her time with the Children's Health Foundation. Her recreational interests include golf and travel.
Ms. Comrie has earned her Personal Financial Planner designation and her Mutual Funds License, and she has successfully completed the Canadian Securities Course. She holds a degree from Lakehead University.
As a Private Banker, Darrel collaborates with a variety of partners throughout RBC to deliver tailored, personalized banking packages and high-end credit vehicles. These packages may include specialized wealth management, business owner and estate planning, and domestic and international trust structures. Darrel brings many years of experience in financial services to his role as Private Banker, including Commercial Banking and Public Accounting.
As your dedicated Private Banker, Maya Anilkumar will take the time to discover what is important to you and your family, especially your financial and wealth goals. Ms. Anilkumar’s team includes a Private Banking Associate, and a Credit Structures Manger, who take a key role in creating strategies and making recommendations on a plan of action that fits every unique client situation. Through the RBC network, she also has access to a team of experts in Canada, and key markets across the globe. With her team, Ms. Anilkumar is enabled to provide a vast range of services, such as Business Planning, domestic or internationals Trusts, and comprehensive, integrated financial solutions to ensure goals are met through investments. She delivers a tailored Private Banking experience, helping to reduce and simplify the details of your financial life.
Ms. Anilkumar has more than 15 years of industry experience. She has earned her Personal Financial Planner (PFP) designation while working as a Senior Advisor at RBC. Prior to her role as Private Banker, Ms. Anilkumar was a Financial Planner, lending unique insights into the credit and lending solutions that benefit her clients. As a trusted strategic advisor, she brings strong relationship management skills to her high-net worth clients in London and surrounding areas.
Ms. Anilkumar enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering within her local community and supporting fundraising and awareness events during her free time.
Clive Slade brings over 30 years of international banking experience to his role as a Private Banker. His banking career started (1990) in the UK with Barclays Bank Plc. He was based in the beautiful English Lake District; mastering each role progressing to management before making the move to Canada.
In 2003, Clive moved to Canada, and with that, RBC. He had met a Canadian girl who was travelling her way around Europe and the UK. She brought him to Canada where they have now been married for over 20 years.
While working for RBC in various Senior Leadership roles, he earned his Personal Financial Planner (PFP) designation. Clive's last role was as a successful, award-winning, Commercial Banker. As a trusted strategic advisor, he brings strong relationship management skills to his high-net-worth clients in London and the surrounding area.
As your dedicated Private Banker, Clive will take the time to discover what is important to you and your family, as well as your personal financial and wealth goals. Along with his team, which includes a Private Banking Associate and a Manager, Credit Structures, he will create a strategy and make recommendations on a plan of action that is right for each unique client situation. He also has access through the RBC network to call on a team of specialists, in Canada and key markets worldwide. This team enables him to provide a complete range of services - delivering integrated financial solutions to ensure clients' meet their goals through investments, business banking, estate planning, and Trusts, both domestic & international.
As a long-time resident of St. Marys & Perth County, he enjoys volunteering in his local community and supporting fundraising and awareness events. Clive currently offers his time and expertise, by sitting on the board for; Family Services Perth Huron, St. Marys Committee of Adjustments, and the St. Marys Heritage Committee.
When not working for his clients or volunteering, he enjoys spending his time with his wife, their two sons, and Harry the dog. In his leisure time, he is often found refereeing on a Rugby pitch, golfing or entertaining family and friends.