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.