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Ottawa Event: “Audit Committee Effectiveness" on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 - Evening Event

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM (EST)

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You’re invited to Women Get On Board's Event in Ottawa on Tuesday, February 26, 2019:

 “Audit Committee Effectiveness"

Proudly hosted by our National Strategic Partner, KPMG LLP

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In addition to their core duties, many audit committees also oversee a host of significant risks facing the company such as cybersecurity, emerging technologies, and social media. With an increasing remit, now more than ever, audit committees must be effective in their oversight. Audit committee effectiveness hinges on some fundamentals, including the right committee composition and dynamics; an up-to-date charter with well-defined responsibilities; a risk-based approach to setting the committee's agenda; an understanding of current and emerging issues; and proactive, engaged oversight-beyond the boardroom.




Laurel Murray
President of Murray Management Consulting


Ms. Laurel Murray has been a CPA, CA since 1989 and is the President of Murray Management Consulting, a Canadian management consulting firm specializing in helping strengthen public sector management and accountability. As President of Murray Management Consulting, Ms. Murray has extensive experience working with federal government departments, agencies and crown corporations to develop and implement practical and cost-effective governance and accountability models, frameworks, strategies and tools. She was also the lead in developing the federal Guidelines for Audit Committees of Crown Corporations. She is also a Professor of Accounting for the EMBA program at the University of Ottawa.

Ms. Murray is a member of the Board of Directors for Pine River Foundation and the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association. She is the past Chair of the Audit Committee of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. She was a Corporate Director at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and the Chair of the LCBO Audit Committee, the LCBO being one of the largest Crown Corporations in Canada with annual revenue of more than $5 Billion.  



Sheldon Gunn
Partner, Audit at KPMG in Canada

Sheldon Gunn is a Partner in the audit practice of KPMG. Based in Ottawa, Sheldon has more than 25 years’ experience in public accounting and provides financial statement audit and accounting advisory services to a wide range of public entities, Crown Corporations, national not-for-profit organizations and private companies.   He has worked with clients in a variety of industries, including technology, financial services, energy, retail, manufacturing, and insurance. 

Sheldon has experience in leading large-scale, multi-location audits, including those that involve our IT, valuation, and actuarial specialists. He is one of KPMG Ottawa’s technical partners responsible for many of our current IFRS audit engagements, and has extensive experience in dealing with the introduction and implementation of complex and emerging accounting standards.

Sheldon has completed a two year assignment with our Department of Professional Practice in Toronto and continues as part of the firms Technical Topic Team on employee future benefits. Sheldon is a proud member of the Board of Directors of Care for Health and Community Services and is the Chair of the Finance, Human Resource and Risk Management Committee as well as the Pension and Benefits Committee.




Juliet Woodfield
Vice-President, Finance & Human Resources, and Chief Financial Officer at Defence Construction Canada

Juliet WoodfieldMs. Woodfield joined DCC's Executive Management Team in September 2016. She brings more than 20 years of public and private sector experience, and was most recently the Vice-President, Corporate Services and CFO at the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. She has worked with a variety of government organizations and has also served as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Security Investment Program in Brussels, Belgium. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary. She has two daughters at university. She volunteers at the Immigrant Womens Services Ottawa and Amnesty International (Canada) as a Board member (Treasurer).







Tuesday, February 26, 2019

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Registration and Networking
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Panel discussion 
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Networking

KPMG LLP offices
150 Elgin St, Suite 1800
Ottawa, ON K2P 2P8


Please purchase your ticket by Monday, February 25th, 2019
Please note that tickets are transferable but no refunds or exchanges for this event are available.


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KPMG LLP offices
150 Elgin Street
Suite 1800
Ottawa, ON K2P 2P8

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM (EST)

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