Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
Kerry O’Reilly Wilks’ portfolio spans legal, external relations, regulatory and market policy, corporate secretarial, governance, and trading and operational compliance.
Prior to this position, Kerry held the roles of: Head of Legal, North Atlantic & UK, Head of Legal, Corporate & Marketing, and Global Chief IT Counsel for Vale. In addition, Kerry occupied a senior strategic advisory role with Vale’s Asia-Pacific affiliates, as Head of Legal, Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Vale, Kerry was a partner with Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg LLP, a leading business law firm, focusing on multi-million-dollar securities offerings and M&A transactions.
Kerry was awarded a 2017 Zenith Award as one of the leading female lawyers in Canada and a significant change agent for women in law and society. She was also noted as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada in 2017.
Kerry received her Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie University and her Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Law Society of Alberta.