Susan Handrigan is a dynamic leader with strong values and a wide breadth of experience and knowledge in business, including an extensive background in finance, mergers and acquisitions, leadership, and change management. Now, Susan is using this experience to get to know the entrepreneurs and businesses she serves inside and out.
From a very young age she was taught the value of infinite learning. Queen’s University educated in Applied Economics and Math, her hands-on experience at the Board Level in both private and public industries — and her varied financial exposure internationally — is what distinguishes her in a competitive professional world.
Throughout her career, Susan has always prioritized her roles as both a professional and a parent, maintaining a healthy balance between the two as she cultivates her specialized expertise and dedicates time to community-focused endeavours.
Susan is passionate about gender equality, supporting women entrepreneurs, girls in sport, mental health, and youth-led initiatives. Susan is the current President and CEO of Canada World Youth, a globally-renowned provider of international volunteer programs dedicated to inspiring agents of change.
She is also the Co-Founder of Head2Core Foundation, an organization that advocates for mental health through sport.