Regional Vice President, RBC Private Banking
Michelle Duke is regional vice president of Private Banking for British Columbia. Based in Vancouver, B.C., she coaches Private Banking teams in her region that provide multifaceted wealth strategies for high-net-worth clients, their families and their businesses.
In her role, Michelle is responsible for strategic direction, market leadership and collaboration with her partners and businesses throughout RBC. Originally from Vancouver, she’s held roles in western, central and eastern Canada, giving her a unique perspective into clients’ needs from coast to coast.
In her 35-year tenure with RBC, she’s served in a variety of trust, sales, financial planning, customer service and strategic leadership roles. This has helped her to understand the needs of clients with multifaceted wealth planning needs—from sophisticated banking, credit and leverage packages to investments, trusts and estate planning.
Michelle is an active board member of Ronald McDonald House British Columbia and Yukon. She also serves as the executive co-chair of the RBC Women’s Employee Resource Group and as an active fundraiser for several local charities.
She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Business Administration from Dalhousie University. Michelle has earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation and has completed the Professional Banking Program with Honours through the Institute of Canadian Bankers.
Outside of the office, she’s an avid fitness enthusiast and enjoys all manner of outdoor activities. In 2002, Michelle achieved her personal goal of qualifying for and completing the Boston Marathon. She was also honoured to carry the torch in Newfoundland for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Relay.