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Toronto Event: “Audit Committee Effectiveness" on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - Evening Event

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Tuesday, November 5, 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 Toronto on Tuesday November 5, 2019:

 “Audit Committee Effectiveness"

Proudly hosted by our National Strategic Partner, KPMG LLP



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.




Silvia Montefiore, FCPA, FCA 
Canadian Managing Partner, Buisness Enablement & Operations  |  KPMG Canada


SilviaSilvia is the Canadian Managing Partner, Business Enablement and Operations for KPMG Canada and is a key member of the Firm’s Management Committee responsible for the organization’s shared services including Human Resources, Finance, Procurement & Real Estate, Information Technology and Office of the Partner. Silvia is also a past Chair and past Member of the Board of Directors for KPMG in Canada. Silvia’s past roles at KPMG include Business Leader of the TMT Audit Practice in the GTA and GTA HR Partner. 


With over 25 years of experience, Silvia has been the Lead Engagement Partner or Engagement Quality Control Reviewing Partner for some of KPMG’s largest clients in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) sector. She also has extensive experience advising large clients on initial and secondary public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, complex accounting and compliance issues relating to public company requirements in Canada and the U.S.


Silvia’s community involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors of William Osler Health Systems, which operates hospitals in Etobicoke, Peel and Brampton, Ontario and is past-chair of the Audit and Resources Committee of the Board. She is also a Member of United Way’s Women United, an organization of professional women committed to helping women in poverty gain economic self sufficiency, and has co-chaired KPMG’s United Way Employee Campaign for the GTA for four years. In addition, she is a past presenter at Rotman School of Management Financial Literacy for Directors and Executives Program, and was nominated by KPMG’s CEO to attend The Judy Project: An Enlightened Leadership Forum for Executive Women presented by Rotman School of Management. In 2018, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario recognized Silvia as a Fellow, given her commitment and service to the CPA profession and her community.


In 2018, Silvia was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada by Women’s Executive Network.



Aida Cipolla, CPA, CA 
Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer  |  Toronto Hydro Corporation


AidaAida Cipolla is the Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at Toronto Hydro Corporation. As a member of the executive management team, she is responsible for providing strategic leadership and guidance for strategy and business planning, accounting and financial reporting, treasury, taxation, internal audit, and compliance functions for Toronto Hydro Corporation and its subsidiaries. Prior to this appointment, she was Controller at Toronto Hydro and has held various senior leadership roles within the organization. Aida has been with Toronto Hydro since 2008.


Throughout her career Aida has acquired more than 15 years of financial and senior leadership experience within the energy, manufacturing, retail and financial services industries. Prior to joining Toronto Hydro, Aida worked for KPMG LLP in Toronto and Dublin, Ireland, leading audit and advisory engagements.


Aida was recently named chair of the Canadian Electricity Association's (CEA) CFO Committee, and previously served as chair of the CEA's Accounting and Finance Committee.


Aida is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. She has completed the Executive CFO Program: Visionary Leader and Performance Transformation, from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. Aida obtained an Honours Bachelor Commerce Diploma with minor in Economics from McMaster University, Michael G. DeGroote School of Business.


Patricia Volker, CPA, CA, CMA, ICD.D
Corporate Director  |  Denison Mines Corp., Empire Life Insurance Company, Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation


PVPatricia (Trish) Volker is a CPA, CA, CMA , ICD.D who enjoys participating in activities to support both her profession and her community. During her 30+ year career Trish had multi-faceted professional opportunities working in advisory, public accounting, banking and regulatory environments.


Trish holds the Directors certificate from the Institute of Corporate Directors and currently serves on three publicly listed boards - Denison Mines Corp., Empire Life Insurance Company and Chairs the audit committee of Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation. Trish is also involved with various community boards. Since 2012 Trish. has served as Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee of Ornge, the Province of Ontario's air ambulance operator, where she has gained a hands on appreciation of the public sector environment and is on the Condominium Authority of Ontario board and the Board of Burlington Hydro.


Trish is an aviation enthusiast, a pilot and plane owner and is proud to have had complete responsibility for successful air shows as the President of the Canadian International Air Show.



Tuesday, November 5, 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
333 Bay Street, Suite 4600
Toronto, ON M5H 2S5


Please purchase your ticket by Sunday November 3rd, 2019. 
Please note that tickets are transferable but no refunds or exchanges for this event are available.


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Women Get On Board is a leading member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards. We do this through an engaged community of women and men in Canada committed to advancing gender diversity in the boardroom.

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KPMG LLP offices
333 Bay Street
Suite 4600
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2S5

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM (EST)

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