Our People


Colleen Kennedy
Executive Director
Kathleen Bishop
Events Manager
Caitlin Hughes
Communications Coordinator

Board of Directors

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SVP, Global Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer, Great-West Lifeco and Canada Lifeo
joseph lo
Partner, Private Equity Value Creation, PwC Canada
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Immediate Past President
National Leader, Technology, Media, Telecom & Consumer Markets, PwC

Executive Members

Scott Belton
Senior Vice President, Canadian Personal Banking Strategy & Acquisition, TD Canada Trust
Consultant, Egon Zehnder
amanda galbraith
Principal, Navigator
Ali Ghiassi
Vice President, Industry Affairs & Government Relations, Canada Life
Glenn Parkinson
Partner, EY
Tracey Pearce
President, Scene+
Tanya van Biesen
Managing Partner, Board & CEO Succession Practice Canada, Korn Ferry


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Global Leader & Senior Vice-President, Research and Total Wellbeing, LifeWorks​
cherie brant
Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP​
cheesan chew
 Strategic Advisor
Jennifer Dewar Thomas
Partner, Egon Zehnder
Melanie Griffiths
Vice President, Customer Engagement, Google Fiber
jake hirsch allen
North America Workforce Development and Higher Ed System Lead, LinkedIn
Andrea Hunt
Marketing Executive
Vice President Stakeholder Relations, OMERS
Konata Lake
Partner, Torys LLP​
Jeanne Lam
President, Wattpad​
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Financial Communications Executive, Board Member and Best-Selling Author
Dan Moulton
Vice President, Crestview Strategy
CEO, Shared Value Solutions
Awanish Sinha
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP​
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Senior Vice President, Head of Roynat Capital, Scotiabank​
Nadia Theodore
SVP, Global Government & Industry Relations, Maple Leaf Foods Inc.​
Gaurav Upadhya
Global Chief Actuary & Chief Risk Officers, Foresters Financial
Khadija Waseem
Policy Assistant, Women and Gender Equality, and Rural Economic Development, Government of Canada

Honorary Directors

The Late Rt. Hon. John N. Turner, P.C., C.C., Q.C.
Canada's 17th Prime Minister
Isabel Bassett, LL.D.
Libby Burnham, C.M., Q.C., DCL
Chancellor, Acadia University
Noella Milne
Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP