Khatera Akbari, a Chartered Professional Accountant, is currently an executive in the Federal Public Service after having spent several years of her career in the private sector and on Parliament Hill. In addition to her career, Khatera focuses on professional training and development, optimal communication strategies, public speaking and change management. In this capacity, she is a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Institute of Mass Communications (CIMC) and the Financial Management Institute (FMI). She is also an instructor and facilitator for the Canadian Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPAO). Khatera is active in the community and volunteers with several organizations including the United Way and other local organizations in Ottawa, Ontario. Khatera joined the Board in 2021.