Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D

Deborah is an accomplished corporate director, entrepreneur, Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA) and Certified Corporate Director (ICD.D). She has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of technology, consumer and retail, and private equity and venture capital. An experienced audit committee chair, Deborah provides extensive knowledge as a corporate director in financial and enterprise risk management, corporate strategy, transformational changes, M&A, corporate governance, and CEO and board succession planning. She is also a co-founder and corporate director of Women Get On Board, a member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards.

Currently, Deborah has a number of corporate engagements on the go: leading and serving corporate director and chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee for Sears Canada (TSX: SCC); corporate director and chair of the Audit Committee for NexJ Systems (TSX: NXJ); and member of the Department Audit Committee for Correctional Services Canada. She was previously chair of the Nomination Committee and chair of the board for the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, chair of the Finance and Audit Committee for Canada’s National Ballet School, co-chair for the Ottawa chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and a former member of CPA Canada’s Risk Oversight Governance Board.

Deborah’s community engagements include serving on the Adrenalys Ontario Advisory Council and the Goodman School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council (her alma mater), and assisting with the launch the school’s Deborah E. Rosati Entrepreneurial Scholarship.

Deborah is a frequent speaker on corporate governance, board diversity and entrepreneurship. Selected in 2014 by the Canadian Board Diversity Council as a Diversity 50 candidate, she was also recognized in 2012 by Women’s Executive Network as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 in the corporate director award category.