Inaugural Toronto Global Board of Directors, 2017
Lisa de Wilde is a visionary and transformational leader. As CEO of TVO she transformed the educational broadcaster from an analog operation to an innovative, fully digital leader. While also building up a current affairs powerhouse at TVO, Lisa’s sharp focus on education technology created groundbreaking new tools and programs to position TVO as an award-winning global leader in EdTech.
Lisa is the Bell Media Professor in Media Management in the Schulich School of Business MBA Program in Arts, Media and Entertainment and currently serves as a Board member of TELUS, Toronto Global, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and Ecole de danse contemporaine de Montréal. She is also a former board member and chair of the board of TIFF and also served as former President and CEO of Astral Television Networks.
She is a lawyer by training who began her career at the CRTC and was a partner at a major law firm. She has residences in Oakville and Montreal. Lisa is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, has received honourary degrees from Ryerson University and Brandon University, holds a Bachelors of Arts and of Laws degrees from McGill University and is a member of the Order of Canada.