Forward thinking governance perspectives honed over 35 years from multiple corporate board roles, as well as a purpose-driven entrepreneurial mindset, make Deborah an exceptional trusted advisor, mentor and board member. Deborah’s work ethic is fuelled by passion and over the years she has served each of the six public company boards and eight private company boards with courage, passion and professionalism. Deborah has also inspired, guided and advised multiple entrepreneurs and business leaders through challenge, opportunities and transformation.
Deborah currently serves as Lead Director and Chair of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee of TAAL Distributed Information Technologies (CSE: TAAL) (an enterprise blockchain transaction processor). She was formerly Lead Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Khiron Life Sciences (TSXV:KHRN) (a global cannabis medicinal company).
Deborah has earned numerous nominations and awards over the years. She was recently honoured with The SustainabilityX® Magazine’s inaugural Global 50 Women in Sustainability AwardTM 2022. She was recognized as a member of WXN Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women in the Entrepreneur award category. She has also been honoured as a 2020 Director to Watch and a 2014 “Diversity 50” candidate. In 2012 Deborah was selected as one of WXN’s Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women in the Corporate Director award category.