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. 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
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
Judy Cotte
CEO, ESG Global Advisors
Kelly Cowan
Director, playsthatwork inc.
Blair Cowper-Smith
Corporate Director and Principal, Erin Park Business Solutions
John Crean
Senior Managing Director, TENEO Canada
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
Principal, 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
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
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
Adam Taylor
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault
Jill Yates
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault
Paul Tice, C.Dir.
Corporate Director, NAV CANADA
Christa Wessel, C.Dir.
Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, ClearView Strategic Partners Inc.
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
Bill Dost, C.Dir.
Group CEO, DND Finance
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
Leslie Markow
Chief Financial Officer, Bionik Laboratories Corp.
Isabel Meharry
Corporate Director, Toronto Hydro
Anna Paluzzi, C.Dir.
IT Business Management, ePMO, Canadian Tire Corporation
Margie Parikh, C.Dir.
Principal, On Governance
Jody Peck, C.Dir.
Vice President, Human Resources, PepsiCo Beverages Canada
Andy Poprawa, C.Dir.
Corporate Director & Regulatory Consultant, Independent
Michelle Richard
Senior Partner, Boyden Ottawa
Tony Scaletta, C.Dir.
Senior Vice-President, Foresight and Research , Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta (CPA Alberta)
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.
Christine 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
Board Member, OMERS
Kip Woodward
President, Woodcorp Investments Ltd.