Sheila Smigarowski, CPA, CA

Sheila has over 25 years of risk management experience within regulated public and private companies in hospitality, financial services, not-for-profit/charity, mining, construction, and water and power utilities. She has led programs for internal audit, enterprise risk management and CSOX compliance (Canadian public company certification requirements under National Instrument 52-109). She is currently a consultant, corporate director and executive coach.

An active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) over the past 13 years, Sheila currently serves as the North American Advocacy Committee member and is a volunteer instructor for IIA public seminars. In the past, she has served with IIA as the Canadian board chair, Nominating and Governance Committee chair, Human Resources Advisory Committee member, Western Canada District representative, an ex-officio member on the Chapter Relations Committee of North America and within Canada, an Editorial Committee member, and chair of the Mastering Risk Awards Steering Committee.

While in Saskatoon, she served as the Saskatoon United Way Fundraising Campaign’s Profession’s Division chair for three years. While in Vancouver, she served as the board treasurer with the Sanford Housing Society, a not-for-profit housing society and charity that builds and manages homes for mental health consumers.

Sheila graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting (with distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan and has obtained the following professional designations or certifications: Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), the Certification of Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and the Audit Committee Certified (A.C.C.) designation from The Directors College (a joint venture of McMaster University and The Conference Board of Canada).

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