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Catherine Connolly

Founder and President, Gist Solutions

Ms. Connolly is the Founder and President of Gist Solutions, a strategic planning, project management and change integration firm. Previously, she served as CFO of several junior oil and gas companies and as a Vice President at the Ontario Municipal Retirement System (“OMERS”). Ms. Connolly held positions in both Engineering and Finance at Canadian Pacific Railway, including responsibility for its defined benefit pension plan and treasury. She holds a PhD from the University of Alberta and an MBA from Queens University. Ms Connolly has served on several private crown corporations and not-for-profit boards, and has published several papers focused on board governance.