Carol Hansell* is the founder and Senior Partner of Hansell llp. Over her more than 25 years in practice, she has led major transactions for public and private corporations and governments. She now leads an independent firm, dedicated to advising boards, management teams, institutional shareholders and regulators in connection with legal and governance challenges. She is regularly engaged in connection with special committee mandates, board investigations, governance reviews, dissident engagements with boards and proxy fights.
Carol has served on boards of organizations across a variety of sectors – public companies, Crown corporations, healthcare, not-for-profit and arts organizations. She currently serves on the boards of the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services, SickKids Foundation, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). She recently retired as a director of the Bank of Canada and has served on the boards of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, Toronto East General Hospital and Royal Group Technologies Inc. She was inducted as a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) in 2013. She is the only non-American to serve as the Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee of the American Bar Association (Business Law Section) and continues to serve as Special Canadian Advisor to the Corporate Laws Committee of the ABA.