Essential Governance Practices for NPOs

November 30, 2022

Essential Governance Practices for NPOs: Practical steps to oversight, strategy and risk management in the current environment

Topics that we cover

  • Optimal Board Structure and Guidance
  • Strategic Planning – what is it and why is it so important
  • Managing Uncertainty – how do you know what your biggest risks truly are?
  • Budgeting and Forecasting – best practices and strategies
  • Policies and Procedures – right-sizing and re-sizing

Our Speakers

Essential Governance Practices for NPOs - Chris Meyers

Chris Meyers, CPA, CA
Welch LLP

Chris began his career as a student with Welch in 1998, and left the firm temporarily to take on roles with the Bank of Canada, the Department of Finance Canada and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). He served as Deputy Chief Financial Officer for IRCC as well as Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Finance.

Chris brings his public-sector experience to Welch’s Government Services business line. In addition to his background with Welch, his experience as a senior financial executive in complex and financially significant entities provides a unique perspective on approaches to financial management.

Essential Governance Practices for NPOs  - Emilie Wilcox

Emilie Wilcox, MBA, CIA, CRMA, ACM
Nīewe Consulting

Emilie Wilcox is a Partner at Nīewe Consulting and one of Ottawa’s Forty Under 40 recipients for 2021. Over the course of her career, spanning close to 20 years, she has focused on providing governance, risk and performance management, strategic planning and business transformation solutions to multiple clients in Canada, the UK, Australia, Ireland, Spain and Peru. She has worked in various industries, including public sector, not-for-profit, financial services, construction, defence, and food & beverage. Emilie specializes in helping organizations right-size the key processes required for good governance, risk and performance measurement.

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