Chair of the Governance & Risk Committee
Sheryl Watson is a lawyer and business leader with decades of experience in delivering pragmatic legal and business advice, overseeing corporate governance and compliance, leading human resources teams and providing strategic leadership in the automotive industry.
Sheryl served for many years as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of ADESA Canada, the nation’s largest vehicle remarketer, where she pursued her passion for enhancing the fairness, integrity and transparency of the used vehicle marketplace. With her extensive experience in the labour and employment law area, Sheryl also served as Vice-President of Human Resources for the Canadian business units of KAR Auction Services [NYSE:KAR], which involved overseeing the people function for over 3,000 employees coast to coast. Before joining ADESA, Sheryl practiced commercial litigation and employment law at the Toronto law firms of Oslers and Torys.
Sheryl currently serves as a director on the boards of OEC and Oakville Hydro and is the chair of their Governance & Risk Committees. She is also a volunteer cook at the Compass food bank in Mississauga.
Sheryl was elected to the ADAPT Board of Directors in 2022. She earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology from York University, her juris doctorate from the University of Western Ontario and has been granted the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Sheryl enjoys designing and making jewelry, Pilates, baking artisan bread and cooking for family and friends.