Plenary Speaker
Elizabeth Watson, Q.C.

President, WATSON

Elizabeth Watson is President of WATSON, a firm that evaluates organizational leadership, connects with top talent,
and builds high performing boards.

Elizabeth Watson Q.C. has over 30 years experience as a lawyer and over 10 years advising boards, committees and
CEO’s from all sectors on governance and board recruitment issues. Liz works closely with the corporate governance
community in Canada and is a sought after speaker and contributor on governance and recruitment issues.
Liz currently serves on the board of St. George’s School and previously served as Chair of Choice School for Gifted
Children and director of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, the BC Cancer Foundation,
Women in the Lead Inc. and as a member of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Advisory Board.

In 2012, Liz was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 by WXN. Liz was also chosen as one of the
inaugural Top 100 Infl uential Women of British Columbia in 2010 and an Influential Woman in Business (Vancouver) in 2007.

Liz holds an LL.B from the University of British Columbia and completed executive education in the areas of governance
and finance at Harvard University and Ivey Business School respectively.