Laverne is a Lawyer based in Toronto. She advises boards and management on operations and effectively aligns governance with organizational strategy. Prior to this, she has worked with organizations from start-ups to multinational corporations such as Volkswagen Finance where she was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. With over 20 years of experience, Laverne has worked extensively with private and public sector clients worldwide. She has advised executive management and boards in organizations ranging from the S&P/TSX 60 to not-for-profits, providing advice in the areas of governance, compliance, commercial lending, contracting, marketing, and human resources. Laverne holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Schulich School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria.