Building a vibrant economy and region requires strong leadership and a collective voice. The Driving Force is that voice. It’s based on the idea that a rising tide benefits everyone, and that you will receive in direct proportion to what you contribute. Your investment will go towards regional marketing and workforce development. It’s about coming together as a united voice for the prosperity of our region.

Bank of Montreal


Derek Hale
Sr. Director, BMO, Canadian Commercial Banking
New Brunswick and P.E.I.

In his current role Derek is responsible for the management and growth of market share within the NB/PEI markets, working with mid-sized companies acting as a single point of contact to an integrated suite of commercial and capital products and financial options.

Derek moved to Moncton with his wife and family in 2000 and joined the Bank of Montreal in 2008. A graduate of Acadia University and Universite de Moncton.

Derek has been involved with several organizations including Moncton Headstart, Ducks Unlimited, Heart and Stroke Foundation of NB (Hockey Heroes annual event), Moncton Industrial Development.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family hiking, golfing and fishing.