Phil Armstrong


With 40+ years of Global Business and Technology experience, Philp Armstrong is a recognized digital transformation leader and value creator. Armstrong serves as an Independent Corporate Director, Board Chair, and Board Advisor.    

Armstrong retired as the Executive Vice President (EVP) & Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Great West Lifeco in March 2021, concluding a distinguished award-winning global career that spanned 49 countries. Armstrong brings invaluable experience and skills in supporting strategic digital transformations, evaluating ongoing cyber security protection, establishing technology risk and governance frameworks, and ensuring the pragmatic execution and delivery of sustained operational excellence. 

Armstrong has led numerous large scale strategic business transformations globally leveraging powerful new technologies to re-define ineffective business models, create new products and services, launch new customer centric channels and improve service and profitability. Armstrong offers a leading-edge perspective on the usage of cloud, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, robotics, cyber and digital innovation used to secure and delight customers.   

As companies increase their reliance upon technology, boards and executive teams face new and increasingly complex risks. Armstrong is a recognized thought leader in the advancement of strategic technology risk management and governance frameworks.