Lisa de Wilde, Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee, and member of the People, Culture and Compensation Committee

Lisa de Wilde


Lisa de Wilde is the Bell Media Professor in Media Management in the Schulich School of Business MBA Program in Arts, Media and Entertainment Management. She served as CEO of TVO from 2005 to 2019, where she transformed the educational broadcaster from an analog operation to an innovative, fully digital leader in current affairs and education technology. Lisa serves on the boards of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada where she is Vice Chair, École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, CARE Canada and Toronto Global. She is also a former board member and Chair of the Board of Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). She is a lawyer by training who began her career at the CRTC, was a partner at a major law firm and served as President and CEO of Astral Television Networks.

Lisa holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and a Member of the Order of Canada.

Lisa obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from McGill University. She also received honorary degrees from Ryerson University and Brandon University.

The Board benefits from Lisa’s extensive understanding of the industry acquired over a career in regulatory law and media, her executive-level experience with digital transformation, and her personal commitment to ESG best practices – all directly applicable to TELUS’ work with all of our stakeholders to make the future friendly.