About the Author

AuthorCheryl Foy
About the Author
Cheryl Foybelieves that good governance is foundational to organizational
eectiveness. She has worked in governance for twenty years, having held
general counsel and corporate secretary executive roles with public and
private technology companies and at two Ontario universities. She is cur-
rentlyuniversity secretary and general counsel at Ontario Tech Univer-
sity. She also acts as the university’s chief Privacy, Compliance and Risk
Ocer.She is apublished writer and is currently writing a column on
ethics for Canadian Lawyer InHouse and a column called “Legally Speak-
ing” for University Afairs magazine.In support of her governance work,
Ms. Foy provides additional information and resources on her website at:
www.universitygovernance.ca. She was awarded the Women’s Law Associ-
ation of Ontario General Counsel Award in  for her leadership and
her commitment to the success of women in law.
Ms. Foy is an advocate for good governance and the development of
the in-house legal profession. She is a founder and the past president of
Women General Counsel Canada, a national organization established by
female general counsel who recognize that the role of general counsel is a
unique leadership role bridging law and business and also that women in
the general counsel role have common challenges and opportunities.She
has served on a number of boards and currently serves as investment com-
mittee chair and board member for the Canadian Universities Reciprocal
Insurance Exchange.
Ms. Foy holds an honours bachelor of arts degree in political studies
and a bachelor of laws, from Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, and
was called to the Ontario bar in .

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