Debbie Simpson

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Debbie Simpson, Chief Financial Officer

Effective February 1, 2022, Debbie Simpson will lead the Li-Cycle finance function in support of the company’s growth and international expansion plans. With more than 30 years of finance and public company experience, Debbie is an accomplished senior executive with experience in financial and strategic leadership, capital funding, and mergers and acquisitions.



Prior to joining Li-Cycle, Debbie served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Maple Leaf Foods Inc., a carbon neutral, sustainable, protein company with revenues of approximately $4 billion and over 13,000 employees. Before that, she was Vice President and Treasurer of Vincor International Inc., a leading global producer and distributer of wines, with operations across several countries.



Before moving to Canada in 2000, Debbie lived and worked in Scotland. She began her career with Ernst & Young and obtained her professional accounting designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Debbie holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Accountancy and a Master of Science in Accountancy and Finance from the University of Stirling, Scotland.



She is a passionate advocate for advancing women, with a focus on women’s health and education, and volunteers her time as the Board Chair of Women’s College Hospital Foundation and the Board Chair of Havergal College. Debbie is also a Board member and the Audit Committee Chair for Shearer’s Foods, an OTPP portfolio company.