Dale R. Ponder
Ms. Ponder, a corporate director, is the former National Co-Chair of Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP (Osler) and served on its Partnership Board and Senior Executive Leadership team for over 20 years. She is the immediate past National Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Osler and before that, National Co-Managing Partner of the firm, positions she held from 2001 to 2017. Ms. Ponder’s practice experience focused on mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation and corporate governance. Ms. Ponder has had extensive experience throughout her legal career leading transactions relating to public and private merger and acquisition and capital markets matters and advising boards of public companies.
Ms. Ponder was previously a director of LifeWorks Inc. Ms. Ponder is the Founding Chair and member of the Audit and Compensation and Governance Committees of the Canadian Business Growth Fund and a member of the boards of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Munich Reinsurance Company of Canada and Temple Insurance Company. Ms. Ponder is also a part-time Adjudicator of the Ontario Capital Markets Tribunal. She has also previously served on the Board and Audit Committee of St. Michael’s Hospital.
Ms. Ponder graduated from Western University with an LL.B. and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.