Maria Knowles retired in 2012 after 35 years with Ernst & Young. She held various leadership positions with her last role as an Associate Director of Finance, National Finance, where she was responsible for providing finance, accounting and general management services to various internal administrative teams.
Maria is a graduate of the Honours Business Administration program at the Richard Ivey School of Business (1977) and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA,CA) (1979).
As a senior finance leader with extensive years of experience in finance, accounting and general management, Maria brings highly-valued skills in developing and implementing efficiencies in operations to her various volunteer roles. Maria served for 10 years as a member at Brescia University College Board of Trustees, including 2 years as Chair of the Board of Trustees as well as Chair of the Finance and Governance Committees.
Before joining the board of St. Joseph’s Health Care London, she served one year as a community member on the Governance Committee in 2014-2015. As a fourth year Board Member Maria has served on the Ethics and Human Resource Committees and is incoming Chair of the Resource Audit and Planning Committee and Treasurer. In addition, she serves as a member of Lawson Research Institute Board, and their Audit and Finance Committee.