Mary Ann Curran

Mary Ann Curran

Ms. Curran is the Chief Executive Officer of Busy Bees North America. The Busy Bees group of companies is a leading provider of early childhood learning and care with more than 1,000 centres in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Australia, and New Zealand. In Canada and the United States, Busy Bees operates primarily as BrightPath Early Learning Inc., which Ms. Curran has led since 2012. Between 1998 and 2010, Ms. Curran served in multiple roles at 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.