Beverley Hammond, Partner & Chief Business Officer
An entrepreneur and team builder, Beverley brings 30 years of successful leadership and business experience to Broken Heart Love Affair. Most recently, she founded empathy marketing agency, Republic and previously spent 12 years as President & CEO, then Chair of Veritas Communications where she transformed the agency into one of Canada’s leading marketing communications firms. She has also been president of Communique – think.ink.
She began her career in politics where her experience spanned both federal and provincial governments and included roles as a Senior Advisor to the Minister of International Trade, the Minister for Small Business & Tourism, and Ontario’s Deputy Premier & Minister of Finance. She has been an outside advisor to the Premier of Ontario, managed a number of winning political campaigns and includes the writing of five Ontario Budget speeches and a provincial Throne Speech in her portfolio.
As the first female Chair of the Board of Special Olympics Canada Beverley oversaw the only restructure of the organization’s national governance in its 40-year history. She is one of the founders of the G(irls)20 Global Summit and sits on the Global Advisory Board. She has been a Director of the LCBO, the Women’s Brain Health Initiative, Women in Leadership and Leadership Sinai at Mount Sinai Hospital. She is a recipient of the Harry Red Foster Award for Volunteerism.