Daniel Nocente, until September 2012, was Vice Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking with National Bank Financial Inc. Previously, he was the Vice Chair and BC Geography Head with RBC Dominion Securities. Active in the community, Mr. Nocente is currently the Past-Chair of the Nature Trust of BC and a member of the University of BC's Dean of Arts Advisory Committee. He is the Chairman of Savary Gold Inc., a gold exploration company with assets in Burkina Faso, Africa.
Previously, he has been a mentor of physically and cognitively challenged adults with the False Creek Residence and a volunteer with Agape and the Vancouver Food Bank. In addition, he served as Chair of St. Paul's Hospital Foundation, Vice Chair and Director of Providence Health Care, Director and head of the governance committee with the Arts Club Theatre Company, and a member of the YMCA Cabinet.
Mr. Nocente was also a Director and audit committee chair with Canada Rapid Transit Inc. He holds his Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies from the University of British Columbia and his Master of Business Administration in Finance and Investments from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Mr. Nocente has also completed the Leadership in Professional Services Firms course from the Harvard Business School and the Executive Program in Geology, Mining and Processing from the Buchan School of Mining at Queen's University.