Christa Wessel
Christa WesselChrista Wessel, Director

Christa was appointed to the Waypoint Board of Directors in June 2015 and served as First Vice-Chair from June 2016 to June 2017. She is also a member of the Resource, Governance and Joint-Conference Committees.

As a member of The Change Alliance Christa provides leading-edge advice and support to boards of directors and senior leaders, leveraging her executive experience at McCain Foods and Siemens. In her prior role as Executive Vice President, Global Business Practices and Chief Legal Officer for McCain Foods, Christa was accountable for enterprise-wide corporate governance and international business practices. Christa also held the role of Chief Human Resources Officer. Christa’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, talent and performance management, stakeholder engagement, communications, ethics, risk management, legal, governance, mergers and acquisitions as well as health care and health policy.

Christa obtained a B.A. in Economics at York University, a Bachelor of Laws Degree at the University of Ottawa and Chartered Director (C.Dir.) at the Directors College of McMaster University.

Christa has many years of community service, including as Board Chair of various organizations.