Donna WalwynCorporate Governance Chair

    Donna Walwyn is a multidisciplinary professional with a focus on governance, regulatory compliance, and risk assessment.

    Donna is a lawyer by training and is currently an independent director of a private equity firm and entrepreneur.

    As a former partner in the Toronto office of a global law firm, Donna advised pension plans, boards of trustees, pension and benefit committees and other organizations on legal issues related to registered pension and retirement savings plans, employee health and welfare plans, and other compensation related plans, including: plan and fund governance, regulatory compliance, plan design and administration, pension fund investment and fiduciary obligations.

    Donna has been consistently recognized by clients and colleagues for her technical excellence, for conducting all interactions with integrity and the utmost civility, and for her pragmatic and practical approach to problem solving.

    Donna has a strong commitment to giving back to the community, and to increasing innovation, and maximizing talent and productivity through the recruitment and retention of diverse leadership teams.

    Donna currently sits on the Board of Directors for Women’s College Hospital, and serves on the Halton Healthcare Board Quality Committee. Donna is a Past President of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, a Fellow of the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity and former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club.

    Among other awards and recognition, Donna is the recipient of a Lexpert Zenith Award for her Diversity & Inclusion Work as well as a Faculty of Law Award for Excellence in Advocacy.

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