Wendy Harris

Wendy Harris originally joined CESO as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2009 and was appointed to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & President in April 2011. During her tenure, Wendy led CESO through a period of financial and organizational transformation and strengthened CESO’s reputation as a leading NGO in economic development and governance in Canada and around the world. By building a results-focused culture of continuous improvement and through expert financial stewardship, Wendy successfully navigated the organization into a period of substantial growth and expansion. A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), Ms. Harris has held senior audit and regulatory positions with Deloitte and Touche, and roles within the corporate finance branch of the Ontario Securities Commission. Wendy has provided her advisory services and has been instrumental in significant transformational changes among several small- and medium-sized businesses.