Rosemary Zigrossi

Director, Promontory Financial Group (Toronto, ON)

Rosemary Zigrossi is a Director at Promontory Financial Group Canada. In this role, Ms. Zigrossi advises clients in the pension plan, asset management and banking industries. She has more than 25 years of experience in risk management, financial reporting, compliance, and corporate governance. She also has extensive experience with investments in private equity and venture-capital-backed companies. Prior to joining Promontory Financial Group, Ms. Zigrossi was at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) where she held progressively more senior roles, including Vice President, Asset Mix and Risk; Vice President, Venture Capital, a program she initiated; and as Controller responsible for building the financial reporting, accounting, operations and performance measurement department. Ms. Zigrossi served as a member of the board of directors for many venture and private equity backed companies in various industries, including information technology, communications, health care and life sciences, and renewable energy.

Prior to joining OTPP, Ms. Zigrossi was an Assistant Vice President at J.P. Morgan (Canada) responsible for financial analysis and reporting, and prior to that, a senior auditor with KPMG.  She serves on the board of the Business Development Bank (BDC), the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, is a governor of Trent University and has been appointed to serve on the Investment Committee of Sustainable Development Technology Canada.

Ms. Zigrossi is a Chartered Accountant and CFA charter holder. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto, is a certified director as a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and attended the Harvard Business School's Program for Management Development.

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Other work in R&D:

The 2010 federal panel, chaired by Mr. Tom Jenkins, launched its report in October 2011, providing recommendations to the Government of Canada on how it can maximize the impact of the $7 billion it spends annually in support of business and commercially-oriented R&D.

The work of the federal panel focused on the effectiveness of federal programs whereas the Council’s expert panel will assess the overall state of industrial R&D in Canada.

Review of Federal Support to Research and Development