Teresa Budd collaborates with WATSON as a governance lawyer with 20 years’ experience in governance and law working with private and public companies, Crown agencies, municipal corporations, member-based organizations, regulatory bodies and not-for-profit organizations. Teresa conducts governance reviews, board evaluations, corporate secretarial practice assessments and supports multiple boards as an outsourced corporate secretary. She is a facilitator in WATSON’s Governance Academy delivering governance education programs to both individual directors and boards.
Prior to joining WATSON, Teresa was a partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. As a corporate finance and business lawyer with experience in both Vancouver and Toronto, she represented issuers and underwriters in offerings of equity and debt securities. Teresa also advised issuers and board committees on a variety of matters, including merger and acquisition transactions, corporate governance best practices, continuous disclosure requirements, stock exchange listing requirements, and board and shareholders’ meetings.
Teresa has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario. Currently, Teresa serves as a Vice-Chair of the Board and Chair of the Governance Committee of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice’s Board of Directors, the Chair of the Inquiry Committee of the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia and is a Past-Chair of the Board of 211 British Columbia Services Society. She has been a mentor under the Canadian Bar Association’s Women Lawyers Forum Mentoring Program. Teresa is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.