Leader in international relationship management and philanthropy l University of Toronto
Krista’s experience includes the position of executive director of CASE Asia-Pacific in May 2007. In this position, Krista was responsible for professional development programs, conferences and other services to meet the evolving needs of the growing advancement profession throughout Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Krista has spent more than a decade working in the Asia-Pacific region as an alumni relations and fundraising professional. A Canadian citizen, she moved to Hong Kong in 1994 to establish the University of Toronto (Canada) Foundation and to serve as its executive director.
In this position, she facilitated the university’s alumni, fundraising and student recruitment activities in Japan, South Korea, China, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and elsewhere. In 2003, she returned to Canada to serve as the University of Toronto’s associate director of international advancement. Most recently, she served as senior strategic adviser for advancement at the University of Melbourne in Australia.
Before joining CASE, Krista was a member of CASE and a speaker at various conferences. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Toronto and has studied international Asian studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Krista Slade worked for the Division of University Advancement at the University of Toronto for eight years, based in Hong Kong, Melbourne (Australia) and also on campus. Her responsibilities included regional alumni programming, special development initiatives and administering the University of Toronto (Hong Kong) Foundation. A UofT graduate (B.A. and M.A., History), Krista has also studied at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the United Nations University in Amman, Jordan.