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 a corporate director and is the Bell Media Professor in the Schulich School of Business MBA Program in Arts, Media and Entertainment Management. Her career began at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, where she gained valuable experience in the regulatory landscape. She later became a partner at a major law firm, specializing in communications-related matters.

From 2005 to 2019, Lisa served as the Chief Executive Officer of TVO, where she played a pivotal role in transforming the company from an analog operation to a fully digital leader in current affairs and education technology. Prior to her tenure at TVO, she served as the CEO of Astral Television Networks.

Lisa's commitment to the not-for-profit sector is evident through her board positions. She currently sits on the boards of École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal and CARE Canada, where she is vice chair. Additionally, she serves as vice chair of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and is a Past Chair of the Board of the Toronto International Film Festival. Her contributions to Canada have been recognized, as she is a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal and a Member of the Order of Canada.

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts and of Laws degrees from McGill University and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors, and has attained the Global ESG Certification by Competent Boards. Lisa has received honourary degrees from Toronto Metropolitan University and Brandon University.