Contact Michelle Tessaro


Michelle’s research focuses on the lack of women in leadership positions and the impact that women on boards have in improving gender diversity below the board. Prior to joining academia, Michelle held a number of senior management finance roles in Canada, Europe and Asia.  She has over 20 years of senior leadership experience in a number of different sectors leading business growth, driving profitability improvements, establishing and scaling operations and building operationally focused teams. 

Currently Michelle is a consultant and a non-executive director for an agri-business in Canada.

Michelle is a Certified Management Accountant, received her MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada and is a member of the British Academy of Management.