Founding Partner, Hansell LLP
Senior Fellow, ESG Center
Carol Hansell is a senior fellow for The Conference Board ESG Center. She is the Founding Partner of Hansell LLP, providing expert independent legal and governance advice to boards of directors, shareholders, management teams and regulators. Her firm is regularly engaged on matters that include special committee mandates, board investigations, governance reviews and shareholder engagement.
Carol has extensive experience as a director. She currently serves on the boards of Munich Reinsurance Company of Canada, Life Storage, Inc. (NYSE: LSI) and the American College of Governance Counsel. She has served on the boards of a number of other organizations, including the Bank of Canada and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board.
Carol has been involved in governance education and thought leadership throughout her career. She is the author of a best selling book for directors and a four volume loose-leaf service. Carol served as the only non-American Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee of the American Bar Association (Business Law Section) and continues to serve as Special Canadian Advisor to the Corporate Laws Committee of the ABA. She has taught more than 5,000 directors as an instructor in the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program offered in Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Ottawa. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors and the American College of Governance Counsel. She is also the Chair of the Business Law Advisory Council, appointed by the Province of Ontario.
Carol has received a number of awards and recognitions and was awarded the Hennick Medal for career achievement from the Hennick Centre for Business and Law. She was also recognized as one of the top 25 most influential lawyers by Canadian Law Magazine and received the Lifetime Achievement Award in investor relations from IR Magazine.