Gigi Dawe

Vice President of Policy & Research, Institute of Corporate Directors

Gigi led the Corporate Oversight and Governance department at Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada). As such, she oversaw CPA Canada’s development of influential, thought-leading resources and events that improve board performance. Gigi launched the governance discipline at CPA Canada to facilitate enhanced board and executive response to market demands. Her history includes consulting in organizational development in a variety of industries.

Gigi is a board member of Youthdale Treatment Centres. She is also on the International Corporate Governance Network’s Corporate Board Governance Committee, sits on the advisory board of Women Get on Board and of Simon Fraser University’s Next Generation Governance Project.  She is a past board member of Active Healthy Kids Canada and Family Daycare Services Toronto. Gigi is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Institute of Corporate Directors, and the International Corporate Governance Network.

Gigi obtained a Master of Laws at Osgoode Hall Law School. She teaches corporate responsibility and ethics in the Masters of Financial Accountability program at York University.