Teresa Budd collaborates with WATSON as a senior consultant. She has over 25 years’ experience in governance and law, working with private and public companies, public sector organizations, municipal corporations, member-based organizations, regulatory bodies, not-for-profit organizations and financial institutions. Teresa has advised boards, reported to boards and served on boards. Drawing from her deep experience, she works with boards of directors and management teams on a wide range of foundational governance issues. She also works alongside clients as a trusted partner, as they evolve and strengthen their governance processes and practices. She has a particular interest in Board development and facilitating conversations between boards of directors and their leadership teams.
Teresa’s clients value the time she takes to truly understand their context, her ability to explain governance in an open and engaging manner and her skill in helping clients navigate tricky conversations.
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.