Canada’s Chartered Directors
The Directors College is pleased to present Canada’s Chartered Directors. The graduates listed below have completed The Chartered Director Program, an intensive individual examination, and have met the other requirements to become a Chartered Director (C.Dir.)
The Directors College and the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés (CAS) of Université Laval have a reciprocal agreement, whereby their respective designations – Chartered Director (C.Dir.) and Administrateur de sociétés certifié (ASC) are recognized as equivalent.
To see the ASC Graduates who also hold the Chartered Director designation please click here.
Mr. John P. Ryan, C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C., A.C.C.
Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants
John Ryan has been instrumental in the development of Canada’s regulatory policies for his profession. In 2002, he was appointed by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada to the Minister’s Advisory Committee on the Regulation of Immigration Consultants. As a member of this committee, he participated in drafting recommendations around the implementation of a regulatory regime for immigration practitioners. In 2003, he became the founding Vice-Chair of the Board of the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC), an independent, not-for-profit body responsible for regulating the activities of professional immigration consultants. He rose to the position of Chair of CSIC’s Board of Directors in 2005, and became Acting CEO and Registrar of the organization in 2007. John gave up the role of Chair in 2010, when he took up his current post as CEO and Registrar.
To further develop his expertise in corporate governance, in 2007 John completed the Directors Education Program offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors in collaboration with the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and has attained their institute-certified director accreditation ICD.D.
In 2009, John added to his corporate governance qualifications by obtaining the Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation from The Directors College (a joint venture of McMaster University and the Conference Board of Canada) as well as its corollary designation, Administrateur de sociétés certifié (ASC) from le Collège des administrateurs de sociétés de l’Université Laval. In 2010, Mr. Ryan was named the winner of the Gil Bennett Gold Standard Award by The Directors College. This award is named in honour of former Canadian Tire Chair Gil Bennett and is presented annually to a Directors College graduate who demonstrates dedication to raising the bar for professional standards in corporate governance, both through their work in the Chartered Director program and in their experience as directors.
In 2011, he earned the designation Audit Committee Certified (A.C.C.). He has also completed studies in financial literacy for directors and executives, the effectiveness of small- and medium-sized boards, and alternate dispute resolution.
In 2012, John obtained the Human Resources and Compensation Committee Certified (H.R.C.C.C.) designation from The Directors College (a joint venture of McMaster University and The Conference Board of Canada).
John has also aggressively pursued international corporate governance education by completing both the Directors College program at Stanford University’s Rock Centre of Corporate Governance and the Master Class with National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). The NACD John as a National Board Leadership Fellow in 2011.
John currently sits as an independent director on a number of Private and Not for Profit Boards.
- Module 5: The Board Simulation in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 11-13, 2013)
- Module 1: Accountability and Change in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (September 19-21, 2013)
- Module 3: Oversight and Finance in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (October 3-5, 2013)
- HRCC Module 1 in Toronto, ON (October 7-8, 2013)
- ACC Module 1 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (October 18-19, 2013)