2021-2022 Board of Directors

Staff

Colleen Kennedy
Executive Director

Kathleen Bishop
Events Manager

Dev Shields
Communications Coordinator

President

David Simmonds
SVP, Office of the CEO, Corporate Initiatives, Great-West Lifeco

President-Elect

Joseph Lo
Partner, Private Equity Value Creation, PwC Canada 

Executive Members  

Scott Belton
Senior Vice President, Metro East Region, TD 

Amanda Galbraith
Principal, Navigator

Ali Ghiassi
Vice President, Industry Affairs and Government Relations, Great West Life

Dale McDermott
Chief Operating Officer, Canada's LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce

Tracey Pearce
Strategic Advisor

Glenn Parkinson
Partner, EY

Tanya van Biesen
Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Engagement, Catalyst

Immediate Past President

Anita McOuat
National Leader, Technology, Media, Telecom & Consumer Markets, PwC 

Directors 

Paula Allen
Global Leader and SVP, Research and Total Wellbeing, LifeWorks

Cherie Brant
Partner, BLG

Cheesan Chew
COO, RBC Ventures

Jennifer Dewar Thomas
Partner, Egon Zehnder

Melani Griffith

Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Business Operations, Google Fiber

Jake Hirsch-Allen
North America Workforce Development and Higher Ed System Lead, LinkedIn

Andrea Hunt
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Arterra Wines Canada

Nikki Holland
President and CEO, Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA

Konata Lake
Partner, Torys LLP

Jeanne Lam
CBO, Platform, Wattpad

Andrea Mandel-Campbell
Senior Vice-President, Capital Markets, NATIONAL Public Relations

Dan Moulton
Vice President, Crestview Strategy

Karen Restoule

Associate Chair, Tribunals Ontario

Awanish Sinha
Partner, McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Matt Tedford
Senior Vice President, Head of Roynat Capital, Scotiabank 

Nadia Theodore
SVP, Global Government and Industry Relations, Maple Leaf Foods Inc. 

Gaurav Upadhya
Global Chief Actuary and Chief Risk Officers, Foresters Financial

Khadija Waseem
Community Building & Outreach, #MoveTheDial

Honorary Life Directors

The Late Rt. Hon. John N. Turner, P.C., C.C., Q.C.

Isabel Bassett, LL.D.

Libby Burnham, C.M., Q.C., DCL
Chancellor, Acadia University 

Noella Milne
Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP 

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