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

Carmen Abela, C.Dir.
Managing Director, WindReach Consulting Services Inc.
David Badour
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault
Brian Brown, C.Dir.
Principal, Best Job in the Company Consulting
David A.H. Brown, C.Dir.
Executive Vice President, Governance Solutions Inc.
James Chan
Associate Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management, Canadian Tire
Christopher Chen, C.Dir.
Managing Director, Compensation Governance Partners
Candice Chow, C.Dir.
Assistant Professor, McMaster University
Blair Cowper-Smith
Corporate Director and Principal, Erin Park Business Solutions
John Crean
Managing Director, Teneo Canada
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
Mathé Grenier
Principal and Co-founder, Norvan Consulting Inc.
Stephen Griggs
Chief Executive Officer, Smoothwater Capital Corporation
Eli Ham
Corporate and Professional Actor, playsthatwork inc.
Robert Hansen
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault
Lloyd Komori, C.Dir.
Professional Board Director
David Kunsch
Associate Professor, St, John Fisher College School of Business
Richard Leblanc
Associate Professor, Law, Governance & Ethics, and Director, Masters in Financial Accountability, York University
Greg McQueen
Chief Executive Officer, G. McQueen Consulting Services
Harvey Naglie, C.Dir.
Consultant, Member of the OSC Investor Advisory Panel
Rachel O'Connor
Practice Lead, Watson
Dan Parkinson
Commercial Director, Sprintbase
Jacqueline Ambrosia Peter
Corporate and Professional Actor, playsthatwork Inc.
Michelle Richard
Senior Partner, Boyden Global Executive Search
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
David Scott
Managing Director, Teneo
Jordan Solway, C.Dir.
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
Harold Tarbell
Owner, Harold Tarbell Foundation
Archie Thomas, C.Dir.
Consulting Internal Auditor
Karel Vredenburg
Director of Design, IBM
Bob Willard
Author and Speaker, Sustainability Advantage
Craig Zawada, K.C.
Senior Counsel, Procido LLP

Module 5 Role Players

Carmen Abela, C.Dir.
Managing Director, WindReach Consulting Services Inc.
Jane Armstrong, C.Dir.
Director, Alectra Inc.
Wayne Boulton, C.Dir.
Innovation Lead; Partner, RWDI
Brian Brown, C.Dir.
Principal, Best Job in the Company Consulting
Robert Canuel
HR Professional, Independent
Michael Castro, C.Dir.
Risk Executive Advisor and Founder, RiskAware Group
James Chan
Associate Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management, Canadian Tire
Brian Cowan, C.Dir.
Director, Independent
Earl Davis, C.Dir.
Managing Director, BMO Global Asset Management
Bill Demers
Senior Audit Partner, EY
Baltej Dhillon, C.Dir.
Board Director, WorkSafe BC
Arlette Edmunds, C.Dir.
Chief Human Resources Officer, AGF Investments
Brenda Frank, C.Dir.
President and CEO, Yankee Farm Credit, ACA
Jane Fulford, C.Dir.
Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Internet Registration Authority
Dave Kirkconnell, C.Dir.
Executive Coach & Facilitator, Self Employed
Leslie Markow, C.Dir.
Audit Chair and Director, Jemtec Inc.
Isabel Meharry, C.Dir.
Corporate Director, APRIO and Jeff Alpaugh Custom
Rachel O'Connor
Practice Lead, Watson
Anna Paluzzi, C.Dir.
Leader, Community of Practice, Intelligent Automation, Canadian Tire Corporation
Margie Parikh, C.Dir.
Principal, On Governance
Andy Poprawa, C.Dir.
Corporate Director & Regulatory Consultant, Independent
Michelle Richard
Senior Partner, Boyden Global Executive Search
Marvin Ryder
Assistant Professor, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University
Neetika Sathe, C.Dir.
Vice President, Green Energy & Technology Centre, Alectra Inc.
Todd Scaletta, C.Dir.
Senior Vice-President, Foresight and Research, Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta (CPA Alberta)
Colin Shaw
Global Head of Internal Audit, OMERS
Archie Thomas, C.Dir.
Consulting Internal Auditor, Independent
Steve Vieweg, C.Dir.
Chief Executive Officer, CPA Western School of Business
Christine Williams, C.Dir.
Chartered Director, Centennial College

Guest Speakers

Perry Bellegarde
Former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
Cara Clairman
Chief Executive Officer, Plug n' Drive
Radha Curpen
Vice Chair, Vancouver Managing Partner and National Leader, ESG Strategy and Solutions, Bennett Jones
Sarah Davis
Board Member, Victoria's Secret, Pet Valu, Amdocs, New Look and AGF Investments.
Brian Gallant
CEO, Canadian Centre of the Purpose of the Corporation
Terry Goodtrack, C.Dir.
President and Chief Executive Officer, AFOA Canada
Jean-René Halde
Corporate Director, TD Bank Group (TD) and Airbus Canada Managing GP Inc
Tasha Kheiriddin
Vice President, Canadian Centre for the Purpose of the Corporation
Jeff Lehman, C.Dir.
Mayor, City of Barrie
Selma Lussenburg, C.Dir.
Director, Ontario Power Generation
Elizabeth May
Member of the House of Commons of Canada, Green Party of Canada
Jessica Nordlander
Chief Operating Officer, Thoughtexchange
Carole Piovesan
Co-Founder and Partner, INQ Law
Wayne Purboo
VP, Amazon Advertising
Harold Tarbell
Owner, Harold Tarbell Foundation
David Tsubouchi, C.Dir.
Board Member, OMERS
Anju Virmani, C.Dir.
Chief Information Officer, Cargojet Inc.
Marianne Meed Ward, C.Dir.
Mayor, City of Burlington
Christine Williams, C.Dir.
Chartered Director, Centennial College
Beili Wong, C.Dir.
Chief Internal Auditor, Ontario Internal Audit Division

Special Event Speakers

Perry Bellegarde, C.Dir.
National Chief, Assembly of First Nations
Françoise Bertrand
Chair, Board of Directors, VIA
Judy Cotte
CEO, ESG Global Advisors
Richard Counihan
CEO, DigniFi
Sarah Davis
Board Member, Victoria's Secret, Pet Valu, Amdocs, New Look and AGF Investments.
Barry Libert
Chairman and CEO, AIMatters
Patrice Merrin
Independent Non-Executive Director, Glencore
Tim O'Brien
General Manager, AI Programs, Microsoft
Rachel O'Connor
Practice Lead, Leadership and Performance, Watson Inc.
Michelle Richard
Senior Partner, Boyden Global Executive Search
Rob Siegel
Lecturer in Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Len Waverman
Former Dean, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University
Beili Wong, C.Dir.
Comptroller General and Deputy Minister, Treasury Board Secretariat
Kee Wong
Chair, Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Innovation Committee
Bob Zukis
Conference Board ESG Fellow & Founder and CEO, Digital Directors Network and Professor, USC Marshall School of Business