About Instructor Alicia Damley

With 25+ years professional expertise, Ms Damley’s career includes defining Board strategy, oversight and renewal; leading and implementing risk and assurance best practices; and generating superior investment returns over business cycles, combining this to bring a global, executable and well-rounded perspective to her roles. Ms Damley is a CFA Charterholder and holds Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada) and Chartered Accountant designations. Her academic credentials include an Honours Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from the Rotman School, both from the University of Toronto, Canada.

Ms. Damley began her career as a public accountant at Deloitte, with responsibility for audit and risk assurance services. Over this tenure, she also provided a broad range of advisory and forensic services, functional risk assessments, financial reporting and accounting standards reviews, and fraud investigations and resolution. As an investment professional over nearly two decades, Ms. Damley has a strong performance track record at large investment firms and her own fund, including double digit out-performance in the wake of the 2007 crisis. Active in public and private markets globally, Alicia has noted expertise in portfolio management, public and private company valuations, and risk management.

Ms. Damley’s Board experience includes civil society, non-governmental and arts organizations, contributing financial, executive and committee chair leadership. Alicia has successfully combined her areas of expertise to advise on investment, strategy and organizational architecture of Arrive LLC, a mobile technology start-up, and several fintech start-up. She is also an active volunteer, focusing on women, financial literacy and education.

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