Gigi Dawe, BASc., LLM

Gigi leads the Corporate Oversight and Governance department at the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada). As such, she oversees CPA Canada's development of influential, thought-leading resources that improve board performance. Gigi built and grew the governance discipline at CPA Canada to facilitate enhanced board and executive response to market demands. As the public persona, she advanced CPA Canada's prominence as a highly respected voice in critical governance issues. Her history includes consulting in organizational and human resource development in a variety of industries.

Gigi is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Institute of Corporate Directors, and the International Corporate Governance Network. She is also on the International Corporate Governance Network's Committee for Corporate Risk Oversight and the International Federation of Accountant's Governance and Ethics Task Force. She currently sits on the advisory board of Women Get on Board and Simon Fraser University's Next Generation Governance Project. She is a past board member of Active Healthy Kids Canada and Family Daycare Services Toronto.

Gigi obtained a Master of Laws at Osgoode Hall Law School. She teaches Corporate Responsibility and Ethics in the Master of Financial Accountability program at York University.


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