Our Alumni are a diverse group of accomplished individuals that span industry sectors and crown, non-profit, and corporate boards. Each has demonstrated a firm commitment to director education and elevating good governance in Canada.

Graduates of The Directors College Programs—Chartered Director (C.Dir.),  Human Resources and Compensation Committee Certified (H.R.C.C.C.), and Audit Committee Certified (A.C.C.)—are granted designations by McMaster University upon successfully completing their program’s exam. Chartered Director graduates are held to a code of conduct and a continuing professional development quota.

We are exceedingly proud of our Alumni and the knowledge, insight, and credibility they bring to our boardrooms. Please view our distinguished graduates in the annual graduation announcement.




The Gil Bennett Award

The Directors College presented this award to a new graduate who raised the bar for professional standards in corporate governance through the Chartered Director Program. View criteria, this year's and previous years recipients.

The Outstanding Achievement in Governance Award

This award is a nomination-based award and was presented to an alumni of The Directors College who displayed the core values and strategies taught in our programs to further good governance in Canada. View criteria, this year's and previous years recipients

Engage with The Directors College on LinkedIn

The Directors College LinkedIn group, and LinkedIn company page allows current students, program graduates, and faculty of the college to share insider news, board opportunities and thought leadership on leading practices, critical issues, key trends and important insights related to board governance. 

Join our LinkedIn group and follow our company page and stay up to date on the upcoming programs, events and continuing education facilitated by The Directors College and our partners.

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Congratulations to C.Dir. Alumna Mary Anne Chambers!

C.Dir. Alumna, Mary Anne Chambers has been presented with the Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division) by the Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette. The presentation ceremony took place on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in Toronto, ON.

Mary Anne Chambers, Gordon Cressy and Joseph Wong founded Harmony Movement in 1994, an organization that was at the forefront in promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in Ontario. Today, Harmony Movement continues to offer youth leadership programs in schools, diversity training in offices, and an awards program that recognizes champions of social equality and inspires civic leaders of tomorrow.

Mary Anne has continued her engagement with The Directors College since receiving her designation, most recently as Faculty for Module 5: The Board Simulation. 

For more information about the Presentation of Honours, and to read about other recipients, click here.

Mary Anne exemplifies the type of accomplishment we wish for all our alumni and faculty members to demonstrate.

Congratulations to Mary Ann for this well deserved recognition! 

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