ICD.D, National Academic Director and Lead Instructor
Chair of the Board, Vancouver Airport Authority; Director: Saputo Inc., First Capital REIT and The North West Company Ltd.
Annalisa King is the Chair of the Board for the Vancouver Airport Authority and also serves on three TSX public company boards: Saputo Inc. as Audit Committee Chair, First Capital REIT as Governance Committee Chair, and The North West Company Inc., where she is the Chair of the Audit Committee.
Annalisa was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Best Buy Canada Ltd. From 2008 to 2016, where she was not only the company’s Chief Financial Officer, but also carried responsibility for overseeing the Information Technology, Ecommerce Technology, Cyber Security, Legal and Real Estate functions. An integral part of the development of Best Buy Canada’s strategic plans, she provided guidance around the achievement of the company’s vision and goals.
Recognized in 2012 as the British Columbia CFO of the Year
by Business in Vancouver, Annalisa is one of Canada’s most respected senior business executives. She was inducted into the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame™
in 2010. She also received an award for Significant board contribution, from The Association of Women in Finance in 2019. Her dedication to leadership has earned her a reputation as a dynamic business thought-leader in the areas of corporate finance and business transformation.
Prior to joining Best Buy Canada Ltd., Annalisa was the Senior Vice President of Business Transformation for Maple Leaf Foods in Toronto, and prior to that Vice President of finance for Maple Leaf Foods Poultry Division.