Deborah Rosati is an accomplished corporate director, entrepreneur, Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA) and certified Corporate Director (ICD.D) with more than 30 years of experience in technology, consumer, retail, cannabis, private equity and venture capital. An experienced Audit Committee and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee chair, Deborah provides extensive knowledge as a Corporate Director in the areas of financial and enterprise risk management, corporate strategy, transformational changes, M&A, corporate governance and CEO and board succession planning.

Deborah currently leads and serves as a Corporate Director for Lift & Co.(TSX-V: LIFT) as Vice Chair and Chair of the Audit Committee. Deborah recently served on the board of MedReleaf (TSX:LEAF) as the Chair of the Audit Committee (-acquired by AuroraCannabis (TSX: ACB)- July 2018, as well as she, chaired the Audit Committee, for NexJ Systems (TSX: NXJ) and was on the board of Sears Canada (TSX: SCC).

She is the Founder & CEO of Women Get On Board, a leading member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards. Deborah has been selected as a Diversity 50 2014 candidate and was recognized in 2012 as one of WXN’s Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women in the corporate director award category.

Deborah’s thought leadership on corporate governance, board diversity and entrepreneurship-are profiled on her website: www.deborahrosati.ca

Speaking Engagements:

Deborah is a sought-after speaker on corporate governance, board diversity and entrepreneurship. For a full list of speaking engagements, please click here.

Publications and Blog:

Deborah is the author and the subject of numerous articles that showcase her thought leadership. These publications showcase topics such as corporate governance, board diversity, being an agent of change and cyber security. A full publications list can be found here.

Deborah also writes blog posts dedicated to empowering women to become more confident in the boardroom. Her full blog posts can be found here.


Diversity 50 2014 CandidateCanadian Board Diversity Council2014boarddiversity.ca
Honorary Member, Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Brock University2014
Top 100 Canada's Most Powerful Women

Women's Executive Network2012Corporate Director Category
Women On Board Mentoring ProgramWomen On Board2012Mentee
Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA)Institute of Chartered Accountants Ontario2009
30 From the Past Thirty Award
Brock University Alumni Association2007

Business Woman of the Year FinalistOttawa Women’s Business Network2005Professional Category
Distinguished Business Graduate AwardBrock University, Faculty of Business2003
Top 40 under 40Ottawa Business Journal2001Listed