Event Details

Women Get On Board is pleased to present an in-person event with KPMG, our EMPOWER Partner, on October 3, 2023, at the KPMG Ottawa office.

Join us for a panel discussion on some of the current trends we are seeing at the Audit Committee table. Hear how boards are navigating the challenges of rapid change—from ESG reporting requirements, global tax developments and talent attraction to artificial intelligence and new cyber threats. Designed to empower audit committee members in their fiduciary duties, this session will provide key learnings and practical guidance. KPMG will also have subject matter experts in attendance to provide further insights on the latest trends in these important topics.


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Registration & Networking
4:00 PM - 4:10 PM
Land Acknowledgement & Welcome Remarks
by Andrew Newman, Office Managing Partner at KPMG Canada
4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
5:15 PM - 5:20 PM
Closing Remarks
By Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D, GCB.D, CCB.D, Founder & CEO of Women Get On Board Inc.
5:20 PM - 6:15 PM
Networking Reception


  • Jennifer Camelon (Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Corporate Services at Canadian Blood Services)

    Jennifer Camelon

    Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Corporate Services at Canadian Blood Services

    Jennifer Camelon is the CFO and Vice-President of Corporate Services for Canadian Blood Services, the national non-profit organization responsible for the provision of live-saving transfusion and transplantation products. Her experience spans both the public and private sectors, having served as Senior Vice-President, Finance and Administration and CFO at the Royal Canadian Mint and the CFO for QNX Software Systems, a subsidiary of Blackberry. Jennifer’s areas of responsibility have included finance and corporate planning, information technology, enterprise risk management, real estate, supply chain management and procurement. She has significant experience facilitating strategy development, supporting strategy execution, and driving key transformation initiatives in both the private and public sector across multiple industries. Jennifer currently serves on the Board of Governors for Carleton University and Canadian Blood Services Pension Plans and has previously served on the board of the Royal Canadian Mint in the role of Interim President and CEO as well as the board of Martello Technologies.

    Jennifer is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, ICD.D. a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen's University.

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  • Jacqueline Gauthier

    Jacqueline Gauthier

    Jacqueline is an accomplished C-level executive who can provide a unique combination of extensive finance expertise as well as business transformation, corporate governance and risk management experience. With more than 30 years of experience in industry, she has provided executive leadership resulting in revenue growth, organizational transformation, risk management and M&A. Jacqueline also received the 2019 Best Ottawa Business CFO of the year award.
    Jacqueline was the CFO of Calian Group for most of her 20-year tenure with the organization. Working with a publicly traded board for almost two decades, Jacqueline was instrumental in the development of the Corporation’s strategic plans, governance structure, executive compensation and enterprise risk management frameworks. Jacqueline also worked at KPMG followed by Domtar and E.B. Eddy Forest Products in senior financial roles.
    Jacqueline was a FCPA (FCA) until August 2023 and earned her ICD.D designation in 2016. Jacqueline has held various board positions and she is currently Vice-Chair of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, a board member of Hydro Ottawa and the Chair of the Board of Directors of Patinage Quebec. In the past, she was also the Chair of the Board of Directors of Dress for Success Ottawa, a board member and Chair of the Audit Committee of AirVM and a board member and Chair of the Audit Committee of Skate Canada.

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  • Imraan Bashir (Partner & National Public Sector Cyber Leader at KPMG LLP)

    Imraan Bashir

    Partner & National Public Sector Cyber Leader at KPMG LLP

  • Bailey Church (Partner, Accounting Advisory Services at KPMG)

    Bailey Church

    Partner, Accounting Advisory Services at KPMG

  • Mary Traversy (Board Director)

    Mary Traversy

    Board Director

    After 35 years at Canada Post, Mary Traversy retired in 2019, having spent her last years as the Chief Operating Officer. As the COO, Mary was responsible for the 50,000 employees involved in the collection, processing and delivery of mail and parcels. Mary managed a $5B operating and capital budget. During her tenure at Canada Post, Mary held positions in Operations, Human Resources and Labour Relations, and sat on the boards of subsidiaries, Purolator and Innovapost. Since retiring, Mary has joined the Board of Governors at York University and the Ottawa Hospital, and the Board of Directors at Cargojet and Fleet Optics.

    Mary holds a Bachelor of Public Administration from Carleton University and completed the ICD-Rotman Director Education Program. In 2016, Mary was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.

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Audit Committee Trends (Members)

Single Registration for WGOB Members

Member Price Complimentary
Audit Committee Trends (Non-Members)

Single Registration for Non-WGOB Members

Standard Price CAD $40


KPMG Offices

150 Elgin St.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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