Sheila has over 25 years risk management experience within regulated public and private companies; industries include hospitality, financial services, non-profit sector associations and charities, mining, construction and water and power utilities. She has led the programs for internal audit, enterprise risk management and CSOX compliance (Canadian public company certification requirements under National Instrument 52-109). She currently serves as the Risk, Assurance and Advisory Services Leader for Finning Canada, a division of Finning International, the largest dealer of Caterpillar equipment with approximately $6 billion in revenues and approximately $13,000 employees globally. With her passion to support her own and others leadership development, she completed a six-month coaching certification program with the Coaches Training Institute. In addition to coaching and mentoring in former leadership roles, she has been actively coaching leaders, managers and executive over the past few years.
Starting on the Board in September 2018, Sheila currently serves as the Board Chair of McDougall House, a “second stage” residential addiction treatment facility for women. Starting in June 2019, Sheila joined the Audit and Finance Committee of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association. An active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors over the past 15 years, Sheila recently served the North American Advocacy Committee member, is a volunteer instructor for IIA public seminars and a Quality Assessor. In the past she has served as the Chair of the Canadian Board; Nominating and Governance Committee Chair; Human Resources Advisory Committee member, Western Canada District Representative, an ex-officio member is on the Chapter Relations Committee of North America and within Canada, the Editorial Committee member, and Mastering Risk Awards Steering Committee member, IIA Canada’s Host Conference Committee as the Audit Leader Event Chair for both the Edmonton and Montreal conferences. While in Saskatoon, she served as the Saskatoon United Way Fundraising Campaign’s Profession’s Division Chair for three years. While in Vancouver, she served on the Board as treasurer for several years with the Sanford Housing Society, which is a non-profit housing society and charity that builds and manages homes for mental health consumers.
Sheila graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan and has obtained the following professional designations or certifications: Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), the Certification of Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), the Audit Committee Certified (A.C.C.) designation from The Directors College (a joint venture of McMaster University and The Conference Board of Canada) and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach.