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.

Dr. Michael Hartmann
Principal

Brian Brown
Principal, Best Job in the Company Consulting
David A.H. Brown
Executive Vice President, Governance Solutions Inc.
Christopher Chen, C.Dir.
Managing Director, Compensation Governance Partners
Fred Clifford
Partner, Canadian Financial Accounting Advisory Services Leader, EY
David Collie, C.Dir.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Electrical Safety Authority
Blair Cowper-Smith
Corporate Director and Principal, Erin Park Business Solutions
John Dalla-Costa, C.Dir.
Founding Director, Centre for Ethical Orientation
Rob DeRooy, C.Dir.
Vice President, Governance & Strategy, Governance Solutions
Peter Gardiner-Harding
Executive Director and Corporate Actor, playsthatwork inc.
Marlene Georges
Principal, Compensation Governance Partners
Heidi Gordon
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault
Reena Goyal
Counsel, McCarthy Tétrault
Moyra Graham
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault
Mathé Grenier
Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry Hay Group
Stephen Griggs
Chief Executive Officer, Smoothwater Capital Corporation
Eli Ham
Corporate Actor, playsthatwork inc.
Robert Hansen
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault
Merv Hillier, C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C.
Managing Director, Nuvision Consulting Group Inc.
Sandro Iannicca
Founder, SI Consulting Group
Lloyd Komori, A.C.C, C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C.
Professional Board Director
David Kunsch
Associate Professor, St, John Fisher College School of Business
Tom Lappalainen
Director, Client Portfolio Management - Canada Institutional, Russell Investments
Richard Leblanc
Associate Professor, Law, Governance & Ethics, and Director, Masters in Financial Accountability, York University
Colin Macdonald
President, CM Regulatory Services Inc.
Greg McQueen
Chief Executive Officer, G. McQueen Consulting Services
Harvey Naglie, C.Dir.
Consultant, Member of the OSC Investor Advisory Panel
Shannon O'Mahoney
Partner, EY
Sean O'Neill
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault
Lisbeth Ott
Director, playsthatwork inc.
Sean Park
Associate Professor, Medicine, McMaster University
Katie Ramoutar
Manager, OD Solutions, Multi Health Systems
Eric Rosenfeld, C.Dir.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Crescendo Partners
Marvin Ryder
Assistant Professor, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University
Mike Savage
Partner, Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services, EY
Jordan Solway
Executive Vice President, Legal and Enforcement, Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario
Steven Stein
Chief Executive Officer, Multi-Health Systems (MHS)
Coro Strandberg
President, Strandberg Consulting
Glenys Sylvestre, C.Dir.
Executive Director, University Governance, University of Regina
Archie Thomas, C.Dir.
Consulting Internal Auditor
George Vegh
Counsel, McCarthy Tétrault
Karel Vrendenburg
Director of Design, IBM
Bob Willard
Author and Speaker, Sustainability Advantage

Module 5 Role Players

Jane Armstrong
Director, Alectra Inc.
Wayne Boulton, C.Dir.
Innovation Lead; Partner, RWDI
Robert Canuel
HR Professional, Independent
Michael Castro, C.Dir.
Risk Executive Advisor and Founder, RiskAware Group
James Chan
Senior Manager, EY
Cara Clairman
Chief Executive Officer, Plug n' Drive
Brian Cowan, C.Dir.
Director, Independent
Bill Demers
Senior Audit Partner, EY
Brenda Frank, C.Dir.
President and CEO, Yankee Farm Credit, ACA
Leah Fricke
Independent Non-Executive Director, One Path Funds Management (ANZ Wealth)
Don Gillespie
Vice-Chair, Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Terry Goodtrack, C.Dir.
President and Chief Executive Officer, AFOA Canada
Gordon Kaiser
Arbitrator and Settlement Counsel
Bill Kessels
Partner, Advisory Services, EY
Jeff Lehman, C.Dir.
Mayor, City of Barrie
Leslie Markow, C.Dir.
Audit Chair and Director, Jemtec Inc.
Isabel Meharry
Corporate Director, APRIO and Jeff Alpaugh Custom
Jessica Nordlander
Chief Operating Officer, Thoughtexchange
David Oliver
President, Oliver Advisory
Anna Paluzzi, C.Dir.
Leader, Community of Practice, Intelligent Automation, Canadian Tire Corporation
Jody Peck, C.Dir.
Vice President, Human Resources, PepsiCo Beverages Canada
Carole Piovesan
Co-Founder and Partner, INQ Law
Gordon Pitts
Author, Business Writer in Residence, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University
Andy Poprawa, C.Dir.
Corporate Director & Regulatory Consultant, Independent
Michelle Richard
Senior Partner, Boyden Global Executive Search
David Scanlan
Managing Editor-Canada, Bloomberg News
Colin Shaw
Global Head of Internal Audit, OMERS
Carey Smith, C.Dir.
Chief Executive Officer, Bereavement Authority of Ontario
David Tsubouchi, C.Dir.
Board Member, OMERS
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.
Christine Williams, A.C.C., C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C.
Chartered Director, Centennial College
Beili Wong, C.Dir.
Chief Internal Auditor, Ontario Internal Audit Division

Dinner Speakers

Cara Clairman
Chief Executive Officer, Plug n' Drive
Leah Fricke
Independent Non-Executive Director, One Path Finds Management (ANZ Wealth)
Terry Goodtrack, C.Dir.
President and Chief Executive Officer, AFOA Canada
Gordon Kaiser
Arbitrator and Settlement Counsel, Independent
Jeff Lehman, C.Dir.
Mayor, City of Barrie
Jessica Nordlander
Chief Operating Officer, Thoughtexchange
Carole Piovesan
Co-Founder and Partner, INQ Law
Gordon Pitts
Author, Business Writer in Residence, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University
David Scanlan
Managing Editor-Canada, Bloomberg News
Carey Smith
Chief Executive Officer, Bereavement Authority of Ontario
David Tsubouchi
Board Member, OMERS
Christine Williams, A.C.C., C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C.
Chartered Director, Centennial College
Beili Wong, C.Dir.
Chief Internal Auditor, Ontario Internal Audit Division