Our People


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

Board of Directors

joseph lo
Partner, Private Equity Value Creation, PwC Canada
Glenn Parkinson
Partner, EY
David Simmonds
Immediate Past President
SVP, Global Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer, Great-West Lifeco and Canada Lifeo

Executive Members

Scott Belton
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Enablement,
TD Bank Group
cheesan chew
Chief Strategy Officer, Manifest Climate
Melanie Griffiths
Vice President, Customer Engagement, Google Fiber
Andrea Hunt
Marketing Executive
Consultant, Egon Zehnder
Dan Moulton

Vice President, Crestview


Tracey Pearce
President, Scene+
Managing Partner, Board & CEO Succession Practice Canada, Korn Ferry


paula allen
Global Leader & Senior Vice-President, Research and Total Wellbeing, LifeWorks​
cherie brant
Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP​
Jennifer Dewar Thomas
Partner, Egon Zehnder
Vice President, Industry Affairs & Government Relations, Canada Life
jake hirsch allen
North America Workforce Development and Higher Ed System Lead, LinkedIn
CEO Cleveland Clinic Canada
Konata Lake
Partner, Torys LLP​
Jeanne Lam
President, Wattpad​
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Operating Advisor, Vertu Capital
Awanish Sinha
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP​
Head of the Permanent Mission of Canada in Geneva | Ambassador to the World Trade Organization
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Senior Vice President, Head of Roynat Capital, Scotiabank​
Gaurav Upadhya
Global Chief Actuary & Chief Risk Officers, Foresters Financial
Andrea van Vugt
Global Director at Harper & Associates / Practice Lead, Trade at Wellington Advocacy
Khadija Waseem
Consultant, Monitor Deloitte

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