Board Director, NED, Sunrise Banks, NA; World Benchmarking Alliance
Joyce is an experienced independent director and former Global Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) executive, with expertise in finance, ESG, strategy, fintech, cybersecurity, innovation, and regulatory compliance. The breadth and depth of her experience is anchored in executive and board leadership positions in private corporations and science-based research nonprofits. Joyce has led initiatives which create organization-wide change in P&L structure and accountability. She serves on the Board of Sunrise Banks, NA, serving on the Finance & Audit, and Compliance & BSA (Bank Secrecy Act) committees. Sunrise Banks provides innovative services such as commercial real estate lending & leasing, and Fintech partnerships, where cybersecurity is key to business growth and resiliency. Joyce has a track record of being a leader and entrepreneur in large corporations, and within regulated industries, where compliance is a core enterprise risk. Being instrumental in leading transformation in businesses in banking and manufacturing industries, characterizes her career. As a former scientific language, computer programmer, Joyce is skilled at combining people, processes, and governance to create value.
Joyce is the lead author on the “Why is ESG Material?” article, published by Directors & Boards Magazine (April 2020) and re-distributed in the Weekly Governance Alert (May 2020), Council of Institutional Investors.
BOARD EXPERIENCE (selected)
- Sunrise Banks, NA [2018-Present]
Board Committees: Finance & Audit; Compliance & BSA (Bank Secrecy Act)
- Land O’Lakes, Inc. [2017-2019]
Board Committees: Operating; Audit; Nominating & Governance
- World Benchmarking Alliance [2020-Present] • Non-profit
Board Committees: Chair, Operations
- International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (CGIAR-IITA) [2018-Present]• Non-profit
Board Committees: Chair, Governance; Audit & Finance; Partnerships for Delivery
Joyce was honored to be recognized, as one of 19 accomplished board members in the 2018 Directors to Watch “Ethnic and Racial Diversity in the Boardroom: Its Time Has Come” by Directors & Boards Magazine, where her quote spoke about board governance agility being pivotal in shaping and supporting a corporate innovation culture. Joyce’s leadership on the board of Fortune 200 and similar companies, was acknowledged when she was included in Savoy Magazine list of 2017 Power 300: Most Influential Black Corporate Directors.
Joyce earned a Ph.D. in Investment Decision-making and Corporate Finance (Brazil Agribusiness) from The University of Missouri-Columbia. She holds the NACD Board Leadership Fellow designation, and is a professional member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of New York. Joyce volunteers with 11th Street Bridge Park project, Washington, DC – East of the Anacostia River.
Upkar Arora, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D
CEO, Rally Assets Inc. and Co founder and CEO, Illumina Partners Inc., Director of VanCity Community Investment Bank, Governor of University of Waterloo’s Board of Governors, and Former Director of Metrolinx Inc
The Honourable John Manley, P.C., O.C.
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, Former Chair of a Cabinet Committee on Public Security and Anti-terrorism, Chair of CIBC, CIBC Bank USA, and CAE, Former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of Canada, Founding member of the Wilson Center Global Advisory Council, and Chair of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) Advisory Council.