In her role as Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Catherine Decarie leads critical corporate and business advisory functions that oversee EDC’s strategic relationships with government, media, private sector partners and civil society. Ms. Decarie sets the course for the organization’s external engagement and the sharing of EDC’s story with the public and key stakeholders.The corporate affairs group she manages includes corporate communications (both internal and external), public affairs, legal services and corporate social responsibility. Since joining EDC in 2001 Ms. Decarie has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility. In 2013, she was named a member of the executive team, taking on the position of senior vice president of human resources, a role she held until being appointed to her current position, in 2015. Called to the Ontario bar in 1996, Ms. Decarie articled with McCarthy Tetrault and has held numerous legal and human resources positions within the Toronto head office of a national retailer. She earned her B.A. from Mount Allison University and her LL.B. from Queen’s University. Ms. Decarie is a graduate of the Senior Executive Program of Columbia University and maintains her membership in the Law Society of Upper Canada.