Our Faculty

The Directors College provides a diverse group of seasoned directors, experienced executives, and governance scholars who offer practical and real-life examples through discussion, insights, and simulations.

Nancy Arab
Partner, NATIONAL Public Relations Inc. 
           Dr. Chris Bart
Founder and Lead Faculty, The Directors College
Dr. Min Basadur 
Founder, Basadur Applied Creativity
  Jeremy Bell  
Partner, George & Bell Consulting

Drew Bird 
Principal, ClearPoint Leadership

  Krista Blaikie 
Partner, EY

Andrew Bor 
Partner, Perkins Coie

  Tracy Bosch 
Associate Client Partner, Korn Ferry Hay Group

Brian Brown, C. Dir. 
Chief Audit Executive, Canadian Grain Commission

  David Brown, C.Dir. 
Executive Vice-President, Governance Solutions Inc.

Christopher Chen, C.Dir.  
Managing Director, Compensation Governance Partners

  David Collie, C.Dir.  
President and Chief Executive Officer, Electrical Safety Authority
John Dalla Costa 
Founding Director, Centre for Ethical Orientation

  Kelly Cowan 
Director, playsthatwork inc.

Blair Cowper-Smith 
Corporate Director and Principal, Erin Park Business Solutions

  Rob DeRooy, C.Dir. 
Vice President, Governance & Strategy, Governance Solutions Inc

Shane D'Souza 
Litigation Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

  Jeff Erdman 
Chief Audit Executive, Finning International Inc.

David Frost 
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault
  Peter Gardiner-Harding  
Executive Director and Corporate Actor, playsthatwork inc.

Marlene Georges
Compensation Governance Partners

  Moya Graham 
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault
Robert Gilfoyle 
President, O.T.I. Performance Inc.

  Mathé Grenier  
Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry Hay Group

Dorothy Greenaway 
Lead Coach, playsthatwork inc.

  Robert Hansen 
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault 

Stephen Griggs 
Chief Executive Officer, Smoothwater Capital Corporation

  Merv Hillier, C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C.
Managing Director, Nuvision Consulting Group Inc.
Dr. Michael Hartmann  
Principal, The Directors College

  Steve Howse, C.Dir. 
President, Millington & Associates Inc.

Lloyd Komori, A.C.C., C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C.  
Professional Board Director, Former CRO and Cyber Risk Authority, OMERS Administration Corporation 

Jen Hookey 
Partner, EY

  Miranda Lam 
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

Sandro Iannicca 
Founder, SI Consulting Group

  Richard Leblanc  
Associate Professor, Law, Governance & Ethics, and Director, Masters in Financial Accountability Program, York University
Dr. David Kunsch 
Associate Professor, St. John Fisher College School of Business

  Linda Lister 
Senior Manager, Fraud Investigations and Dispute Services, EY
Tom Lappalainen 
Director, Client Portfolio Management – Canada Institutional. Russell Investments

  Andrea Mandel-Campbell  
Senior Vice-President, Financial & Crisis Communications, NATIONAL Public Relations Inc.

Luc Levasseur 
Vice President, Corporate Communications, NATIONAL Public Relations Inc.

  Leslie Markow
Chief Financial Officer
Bionik Laboratories Corp. 

Steven Molnar
Associate, McCarthy Tétrault 
Wendi Locke 
Partner, Corporate Finance, M & A, McCarthy Tétrault

  Harvey Naglie, C.Dir. 
Consultant, Member of the OSC Investor Advisory Panel

Dr. Greg McQueen 
Chief Executive Officer, G. McQueen Consulting Services

  Shannon O'Mahony  
Partner, EY 

Phil Moore 
Retired Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Toronto-Dominion Bank (former)

  Marvin Ryder 
Assistant Professor, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University 
Rachel O'Connor 
Practice Lead, Leadership and Performance, Watson

  Jordan Solway 
General Counsel, Travelers Canada
Eric Rosenfeld, C.Dir. 
President and Chief Executive Officer, Crescendo Partners

  Christie Stephenson
Executive Director, Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics,UBC Sauder and Member of UBC Staff Pension Plan Board
Mike Savage 
Partner, Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services, EY

Coro Strandberg  
President, Strandberg Consulting

Dr. Steven Stein  
Chief Executive Officer, Multi-Health Systems (MHS)

  Glenys Sylvestre, C.Dir. 
Executive Director, University Governance, University of Regina  
Jonathan Stermac 
Manager Research and Development - Talent Assessment, Multi-Health Systems (MHS)

  Archie Thomas, C.Dir. 
Consulting Internal Auditor, Independent 
Tom Sutton 
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault
  René Villemure  
Ethicist, President, Ethikos
Adam Taylor
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

  Jill Yates 
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

Paul Tice, C.Dir. 
Corporate Director, NAV CANADA

Bob Willard 
Author and Speaker, Sustainability Advantage


Craig A. Zawada, Q.C., C.Dir. 
Director of Boundary Pushing, WMCZ Lawyers



Module 5 Role Players


Wayne Boulton, C.Dir.
Manager – Innovation & Technical Development; Partner, RWDI

            Corinne Caldwell, C.Dir.
Chief Financial Officer, BC Real Estate Association

Robert Canuel
HR Professional, Independent

  Mary Anne Chambers, C.Dir.
Corporate Director, Independent 
James Chan
Senior Manager, EY 
  Willa Choy, C.Dir.
Director, Internal Audit, Technical Safety BC

Brian Cowan, C.Dir.
Director, Independent

  Brian Crombie
Chief Financial Officer, Crombie Capital Partners

Rob Cutler, C.Dir.
Vice-President, Human Resources, Land Title & Survey Authority of BC

  Bill Demers
Senior Audit Partner, EY

Graham Flater, C.Dir.
Principal, Fulcrum Capital Partners Inc.

  Brenda Frank, C.Dir.
President and CEO, Yankee Farm Credit, ACA

Brian Friedrich, C.Dir.
Principal, friedrich & friedrich corporation

  David T. Fung, A.C.C., C.Dir.
Board of Directors, CSA Group
Don Gillespie
Vice-Chair, Peterborough Regional Health Centre

  Dana Hayden, C.Dir.
President, Hayden Consulting Services Ltd.
Bill Kessels
Partner, Advisory Services, EY

  Isabel Meharry
Corporate Director, Toronto Hydro

Margie Parikh, C.Dir.
Principal, On Governance

  Andy Poprawa, C.Dir.
Corporate Director & Regulatory Consultant, Independent

Michelle Richard
Senior Partner, Boyden Ottawa

  Colin Shaw
Chair, Academic Relations Committee, Interim Canadian Board - Institute of Internal Auditors

Philip Twyford, C.Dir.
Assistant Deputy Minister, BC Public Service

  Sharon Varette, C.Dir.
Corporate Director, Independent

Steve Vieweg, C.Dir.
Chief Executive Officer, CPA Western School of Business

  Christa Wessel, C.Dir.
Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, ClearView Strategic Partners Inc.

Chistine Williams, A.C.C., C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C.
Chartered Director, Centennial College


Dinner Speakers

David Crawford, C.Dir.
Vice President & Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, Vancouver Board of Trade

Terry Duggan, C.Dir.
President & CEO, BC Maritime Employers Association

Bob Elton
Executive-in-Residence, Vancity

Peter Gregg
President & CEO, IESO

Jozef Hubburmin
Chief Financial Officer, Fresh Direct Produce Ltd.

Gordon Kaiser
Arbitrator and Settlement Counsel, Independent

Jeff Lehman, C.Dir.
Mayor, City of Barrie

Kelly McGiffin
President & Chief Executive Officer, FirstOntario Credit Union

Gordon Pitts
Author, Business Writer in Residence, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University

David Scanlan
Managing Editor-Canada, Bloomberg News

Jos Schmitt
President and Chief Executive Officer, NEO Exchange

Carey Smith
Board Director, FirstOntario Credit Union

David Tsubouchi
Registrar Emeritus, Ontario College of Trades

Kip Woodward
President, Woodcorp Investments Ltd.

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