Rita Burak is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the consulting partnership, The Network Executive Team, Management Consultants, Inc. Prior to that role, she held a variety of progressively senior positions during her 30-year career in the Ontario Government including Secretary of the Cabinet and head of the 65,000 person public service, and Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

In addition to serving on Equitable Life of Canada's Board of Directors since 2003, Rita is a member of the Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and serves as a Trustee of the University Health Network.  Previously, she chaired the boards of Hydro One, Inc. and Ehealth Ontario.  She also served on the Board of the University of Guelph, among others. 

Rita holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from York University.  She is a Member of the Order of Ontario, and is a recipient of the Queen's Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals.