Founder and CEO of ADC & Associates
Denise Carpenter is an experienced c-suite executive, business strategist, Board Director and executive coach with broad experience in several business sectors. She has spent her career advocating for companies and governments on issues that matter most to Canadians and acting as a trusted confidant to senior executives and governments. She has a strong track record in building relationships that deliver value to multiple stakeholders in complex business, government, and not-for-profit environments. Denise brings a diverse background and broad experience to the table, through her ability to ask the right questions, respect diversity of thought, foster dialogue, and build consensus.
Denise is currently Chair of the Board, EnerFORGE, Chair of the Board, Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation, Vice Chair and Chair of the Audit Committee of Synergy North and Chair of the Board, Canada’s Great Kitchen Party, a social enterprise.
In 2018, Denise was appointed to the Diversity 50 Cohort, recognizing Canada’
s most diverse and eligible Board candidates. She is an active and accredited member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, The International Coach Federation and the International Women’
s Forum. Her passion is exploring the world, its people, and its cultures. She lives in Toronto and continues to travel widely.
“I have always believed that we all need to look out for each other and give back to our communities. Working alongside the other RMHC Toronto Board Members, I am honoured to contribute and be part of this incredible organization."