First Term: January 21, 2021 to January 20, 2023
Beverly Brooks is an economist and communications professional who has held executive positions at Bell Mobility, two international communications agencies, a national association of financial advisors and a shareholder advisory firm. While working as the executive director of the Investor Learning Centre of Canada (ILC), a non-profit national organization that promoted financial literacy, she led a team that developed and administered courses on investment issues. She also negotiated royalty agreements with universities and colleges for investment courses developed by the ILC. While working at an international communications agency, she advised several universities on how to attract and retain Aboriginal students. She now manages her own communications firm which develops and implements investor and media strategies for clients in various sectors.
Prior to working in the private sector, Beverly was employed by five different federal government departments including the Department of Finance where she managed the federal pre-budget consultations and advised the minister on various policy issues including education.
Beverly is an advisor to the National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada. She has served as a director for the Granite Club (Audit Committee Chair), as co-chair of the finance committee of the board of the Empire Club of Canada, as vice-president of the Canadian Club of Toronto, as corporate governance chair for the board of Look Communications and as a director of the Ontario affiliate of the Information Technology Association of Canada. She completed the corporate governance course at the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto and has taken numerous securities courses at CSI Global.