Ms. Whittaker spent much of her early business career as director and partner with The Canada Consulting Group, now Boston Consulting Group.
From 1989 she was president and chief executive officer of Canadian Satellite Communications (Cancom).
In 1993, Ms. Whittaker joined Electronic Data Systems of Plano, Texas, one of the world’s foremost providers of information technology services.
Initially spending several years as president and chief executive officer of EDS Canada, Ms Whittaker then undertook other key leadership roles globally, ultimately serving the company as managing director, United Kingdom, Middle East and Africa, until her retirement from EDS in November 2005.
Ms. Whittaker is also a director of Standard Life Canada.