Ontario Auditor General named Goodman School of Business Distinguished Leader

The Goodman School of Business at Brock University has announced its 2020 Distinguished Leader.

Bonnie Lysyk, 13th Auditor General of Ontario, will be honoured Monday, Oct. 19 at 2:30 p.m. during a virtual presentation and fireside chat with Goodman Dean Andrew Gaudes. The event is open to everyone, but please register in advance.

“We are delighted to recognize Bonnie Lysyk’s accomplishments as an exceptional and prominent business leader,” Gaudes said. “Although we are unable to meet with her in person, we are encouraged that the virtual delivery of her address will enable us to invite alumni and friends of the Goodman community from around the world.”

Lysyk has extensive audit, finance, risk management and governance experience, having held senior positions in both the private and public sectors during a 25-year career spent in three provinces.

Prior to becoming 13th Auditor General of Ontario in 2013, she served as Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan, and before that, as Deputy Auditor General and Chief Operating Officer of Manitoba. She also held a variety of senior roles at Manitoba Hydro and served as Chief Audit Executive of the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission.

A native of Winnipeg, Lysyk graduated from the University of Manitoba with an honours bachelor’s degree in administrative studies and subsequently obtained her designation as a chartered accountant while working with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). She also has a master’s in business administration and is a certified internal auditor. In 2017, she was named a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

Lysyk is a member of the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Goodman School of Business. She has actively participated in many professional and not-for-profit organizations and has taught auditing courses in Toronto as well as internationally.

The Goodman School of Business Distinguished Leader Series annually honours Canadian business leaders and connects them with students and members of the community.

In addition to participating in a public virtual fireside chat, Lysyk will be leading a private virtual boardroom session with a group of Goodman student leaders.

The event is supported by the Willmot Foundation and is part of the D.G. Willmot Leader Series.

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