Debra Sisti is the Head of Canadian Governance Research at ISS. Deb is responsible for managing policy development and benchmark Proxy Advisory Service research for approximately 2400 annual and special shareholder meetings at Canadian publicly listed companies.
Debra was a co-founder, director and officer of the predecessor Canadian corporate governance firm Allenvest Group Limited. During the course of her 30+ years with the company as it transitioned from Allenvest to Fairvest Securities to ISS, she has held many responsibilities from those as a licensed institutional trader and director of a registered investment firm, to management of client accounts, and the introduction and oversight of several corporate governance services including proxy voting for Canadian institutions and coverage of E&S shareholder proposals. Debra is also ISS’ delegate as Associate member of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance.
Debra contributes to Canadian corporate governance thought leadership as a speaker on industry panels and as a former member of the OSC Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee and a former director of the Responsible Investment Association. She has also authored corporate governance articles and regulatory submissions related to corporate governance and disclosure update proposals.