Joan Hertz

JOAN HERTZ, K.C., ICD.D (Board Chair)

Joan 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. Joan 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.

Joan 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 is a former Vice Chair of the Covenant Health Board, and currently sits as a public member on the CPA Canada Board. Joan also serves on a number of private company advisory boards, including Fortis, Silvacom Ltd., 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.