Ciara co-leads the Board Effectiveness practice at Hugessen. Her purpose is to be a force for good in corporate boardrooms; to bring expertise, sound judgment, and an objective perspective to complex decisions and governance challenges.

Ciara is specialized in helping boards better their odds at making good choices. She is known for facilitating interventions on some of their most pressing governance issues; she advises on board composition, processes, norms, structure, CEO transition, and CEO performance management. She is known for a business-minded and human centric approach, helping create safe spaces for candid discussions to thrive.

As a board advisor for many of Canada’s largest and most influential organizations, Ciara finds purpose in enabling better choices for future generations. She is inspired to foster an economically and socially prosperous Canada, where growth and success are built on an effective and principled foundation.


Ciara has been a trusted advisor to executives and boards for over 15 years. Prior to joining Hugessen, Ciara was a Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting where she led strategic advisory and team effectiveness engagements at over 40 organizations across both the public and private sectors.


Ciara graduated from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto with an MBA specializing in Leadership and Change management. She also holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Alberta. Ciara also serves as faculty in the ICD Director’s education program.

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