JOAN HERTZ, Q.C., ICD.D (Board Chair)
Ms. Hertz is an executive, lawyer and strategic consultant. She most recently served as Interim President for NorQuest College and previously served as NorQuest’s Vice President, External Affairs and Corporate Counsel. Ms. Hertz has built her own private practice of law and strategic consulting. She served as Corporate Counsel, Strategic Affairs for Capital Health, as well as in private practice at McCuaig Desrochers LLP. She teaches Legal and Fiduciary Duties of Directors at the Institute of Corporate Directors, and for over 20 years has provided governance, legal, and strategic advisory services to private sector and crown clients ranging from small to large institutional firms.
Ms. Hertz is the Chair of ATB Financial Board of Directors and previously served as a Director at ATB Financial from 2008-2018, and as Chair of the Governance and Conduct Review Committee. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board and chairs the Growth and Innovation Committee of Covenant Health, and also sits as a public member on the CPA Canada Board. She serves on a number of private company advisory boards, including Silvacom Ltd. Joan also serves on the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (AMII) Board and CAIN, the Canadian Accelerators and Incubators Network. She is also a public member on the CPA Canada Board.