Lori O’Neill is a corporate director and independent financial and governance consultant. She retired from a global professional services firm in 2012 after over 24 years of service, 16 years as partner with various National and Industry leadership roles, serving growth companies from startup to multinationals, supporting complex transactions, private and public equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions in Canada and the U.S.. Ms. O’Neill currently provides consulting services to a wide range of growth companies.
She serves as board member and chair of the Audit Committee for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, DragonWave Inc., and Defence Construction Canada. She is member of the board of directors and finance committee of Hydro Ottawa, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Startup Canada, and Ashbury College. Currently a member of the ICD, Lori served as co-chair of the Executive Committee of the Ottawa Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors from 2011 to 2014. Lori also serves on the finance committee of the Stem Cell Network, an advisory board for the Dean of the Sprott School of Business, and is a faculty member of Lead to Win.
Ms. O’Neill graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Commerce Highest Honours in 1988, achieved her CA designation in 1990, her CPA designation in 2003, and completed the ICD Director Education Program attaining the ICD.D designation in 2012. She was recognized as “Top Forty under Forty” in 1999 by the Ottawa Business Journal.