Position: Chair of Audit Committee, Member of Government Relations Committee
Date of appointment: July 1, 2017
Education: B.A. in Russian Language & Literature (McMaster University) in 1968. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant (now CPA) in 1972 and elected a Fellow Chartered Accountant (now FCPA) in 2011.
Experience: Donna is a professional accountant and retired Financial Services Regulator. Following nearly two decades in senior policy development and oversight roles with a major Canadian bank, she moved to the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions as Senior Director, Accounting Policy. Her final roles were international, first with the Secretariat of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and then as Secretary General of the International Public Interest Oversight Board.
Behind the Scenes: Donna is a director of Vestcor Inc., a New Brunswick-based pension investment and administration services corporation, and continues to support her profession as a member of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Oversight Council.
Donna on NBCC: As a relative newcomer to New Brunswick I’ve been truly impressed by NBCC’s wide range of programs, its proven ability to respond to the evolving labour needs of the New Brunswick economy and its strong sense of community and shared purpose. I firmly believe in the power of higher education to transform lives and economies and as a governor will do my utmost to help NBCC realize its full potential.