Mary Ann Curran

Mary Ann Curran

Mary Ann Curran is the Chief Executive Officer of Busy Bees North America. Busy Bees is the world’s premier provider of early childhood education and care with centres in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. In Canada, Busy Bees operates as BrightPath Early Learning Inc., which Mary Ann has led since 2012. Between 1998 and 2010, Ms. Curran was with Jones Apparel Group Canada, where, after initially serving as its Vice President and Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Ms. Curran was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to her role with Jones Apparel Group Canada, Ms. Curran served in various strategy and finance leadership roles with Abitibi-Price. Prior thereto, she held both planning and analysis and auditing positions with PepsiCola Canada Inc. and Price Waterhouse. Ms. Curran served as a director of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from York University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. Ms. Curran also holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.