Canadian Bar Association CEO resigns

  • June 10, 2020

Cheryl Farrow has tendered her resignation after close to four years as the CEO of the Canadian Bar Association.

Ms. Farrow has accepted a new opportunity in her hometown, Toronto.

“I want to thank Ms. Farrow for the hard work and service that she has provided to the Association over the past several years, particularly as the CBA has continued to evolve and transition as an organization,” said Vivene Salmon, President of the CBA.

“Ms. Farrow has brought excellent organizational skills to the CBA during her tenure and we thank her for her dedication to the CBA”, said Brad Regehr, Vice President of the CBA.

Her resignation is effective Aug. 30; she expects her last day in the office to be Aug. 14.

Over the next several weeks, the CBA National Board will begin the process of recruiting a new CEO.

Prior to joining the CBA in November 2016, Ms. Farrow served as president and chief executive officer of the Supply Chain Management Association for seven years. Early in 2016 she began her term as the first female president of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management.

From 1996, Ms. Farrow was active in sector council management where she held various positions up to and including president of the Ontario Tourism Education Corporation.  In 2005, she became the executive director of the Canadian Grocery HR Council. While serving in that role she was elected to the board of the Alliance of Sector Councils in 2007, and the following year was elected chair of the organization.

Ms. Farrow has an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, a bilingual BA (Hons) in International Relations from York University, Glendon College, and holds the Certified Association Executive  designation from the Canadian Society of Association Executives.