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Nancy Russell Senior Vice-President and Chief Internal Auditor Export Development Canada Nancy Russell

Nancy Russell was appointed Senior Vice-President and Chief Internal Auditor in June 2024. In this role, Nancy oversees and advises on EDC’s internal controls, risk management and governance processes. Her team provides independent and objective assurance and advice regarding operations, reporting and compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

Since June 2023, Nancy has also served as the Chief Independent Accountability Mechanism officer for FinDev Canada.

Prior to joining EDC, Nancy spent 25 years with Great-West Lifeco, where she held several senior roles before becoming Senior Vice-President and Chief Internal Auditor. More recently, Nancy was the Senior Managing Director and Deputy Chief Auditor with the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America in North Carolina.

Nancy obtained her Honours B.Comm. from Queen’s University and has her Chartered Accountant’s designation as well as a certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors. She sits on the Board of Goodwill Industries Ontario Great Lakes, and previously served on the YMCA and Canadian Institute of Internal Audit boards. A health and wellness advocate, Nancy has her Functional Medicine Health Coach certification and is pursuing her Yoga Instructor certification.  

Date modified: 2024-06-20