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WomenOnBoard™ | FemmesAuConseil
WomenOnBoard™ | FemmesAuConseil™
Many thanks to WomenOnBoard™ Source sponsors
Merci à nos commanditaires du répertoire Source de
FemmesAuConseil™
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WomenOnBoard™ | FemmesAuConseil™
Welcome to WomenOnBoard™ Source
Welcome to WomenOnBoard Source, featuring qualified women corporate
director candidates who are part of the WomenOnBoard Mentoring Program.
It is with great pleasure that we offer this resource to Canadian corporate
boards of directors seeking qualified women corporate directors to serve
on their boards. We have been told that the greatest challenge boards face
in appointing women directors is finding and connecting with qualified
candidates. In answer, we present WomenOnBoard Source.
Explore this listing for detailed background information on women
executives and professionals in Canada. As part of their participation in the
WomenOnBoard Mentoring Program, all of these women have been matched
with and mentored by prominent board chairs and CEOs serving some of the
largest and most progressive Canadian companies.
These women have expertise in areas such as audit, accounting, compensation,
government relations, human resources, law, marketing, risk management,
technology, and more. They work in a broad variety of industries such as
consumer products, energy and utilities, financial services, government,
healthcare, insurance, mining, oil and gas, professional consulting and services,
telecommunications, etc.
They are also part of a force of high-calibre, accomplished women, which grows
as we identify more women to join the WomenOnBoard Mentoring Program
each year.
We trust that you will find WomenOnBoard Source to be a very valuable
resource and encourage you to contact us for more information on any of the
women profiled in this listing.
Welcome
WomenOnBoard™ | FemmesAuConseil™
Bienvenue au répertoire Source de FemmesAuConseil™
Voici le répertoire Source de FemmesAuConseil qui renferme le profil de
candidates au poste d’administratrice de sociétés participant au programme de
mentorat de FemmesAuConseil.
Nous sommes très heureux d’offrir cette ressource aux conseils d’administration
d’entreprises canadiennes qui sont à la recherche d’administratrices qualifiées
pour siéger à leur conseil d’administration. Le plus grand défi que les conseils
doivent relever lorsqu’ils veulent nommer des administratrices est de
trouver des candidates qualifiées et d’établir des liens avec elles. C’est pour
les aider dans leur recherche que nous avons créé le répertoire Source de
FemmesAuConseil.
Vous pouvez consulter le répertoire Source afin d’obtenir de l’information
détaillée sur des cadres dirigeantes et des professionnelles du Canada. Dans le
cadre de leur participation au programme de mentorat de FemmesAuConseil,
toutes ces femmes ont été jumelées à des présidents de conseil et chefs
de la direction de renom qui travaillent pour certaines des sociétés les plus
importantes et les plus innovatrices du Canada.
Ces femmes possèdent une expertise dans divers domaines, notamment :
audit, comptabilité, rémunération, relations avec les gouvernements, Resources
humaines, droit, marketing, gestion des risques, technologie et plus encore.
Elles travaillent dans un large éventail de secteurs, tels que les produits de
consommation, l’énergie et les services publics, les services financiers, le
gouvernement, les soins de santé, l’assurance, le secteur minier, le secteur du
pétrole et du gaz, les services-conseils professionnels et les télécommunications.
Elles font aussi partie d’un groupe de femmes accomplies de haut calibre qui
s’élargit à mesure que nous invitons d’autres femmes à se joindre au programme
de mentorat de FemmesAuConseil chaque année.
Nous espérons que vous trouverez utile le répertoire Source de
FemmesAuConseil et nous vous encourageons à communiquer avec nous si
vous souhaitez obtenir de plus amples renseignements à propos de l’une des
femmes dont le nom y figure.
Bienvenue
WomenOnBoard™ | FemmesAuConseil™
About
About WomenOnBoard™
Women On Board promotes the appointment of women to corporate boards in Canada.
A not-for-profit society established in 2007, our founders are Patrick O’Callaghan and
Associates board governance consultancy firm, Richard Ivey School of Business, and
executive search firm, Korn/Ferry International.
Women On Board’s flagship WomenOnBoard Mentoring Program gives senior executive
women with high potential for corporate board membership the opportunity to be
mentored by leading Canadian Board Chairs and CEOs. Our aim is to address the lack
of women in the boardroom by developing a cadre of women to add to Canada’s talent
pool of potential director candidates, to facilitate the appointment of Women On Board
mentees to Canadian corporate boards, and to reinforce the commitment of leading
Canadian companies to having more women on boards.
À propos de FemmesAuConseil™
Femmes Au Conseil encourage la nomination de femmes aux conseils d’administration
d’entreprises canadiennes. Société sans but lucratif mise sur pied en 2007, ses membres
fondateurs sont : Patrick O’Callaghan and Associates, une société de consultation sur la
gouvernance de conseils, la Richard Ivey School of Business et l’agence de recrutement
de cadres Korn/Ferry International.
Le programme de mentorat, l’initiative phare de Femmes Au Conseil, offre aux
cadres dirigeantes qui possèdent un excellent potentiel pour siéger au conseil
d’administration d’entreprises la possibilité de bénéficier d’un mentorat auprès de
présidents de conseil et chefs de la direction canadiens de grandes entreprises.
Notre but est d’accroître la présence de femmes dans les conseils d’administration
en formant un groupe de femmes qui élargiraient le bassin de candidates au poste
d’administratrice au Canada, de contribuer à la nomination des mentorées de Femmes
Au Conseil au conseil d’administration d’entreprises canadiennes, ainsi que de renforcer
l’engagement de ces dernières envers l’augmentation du nombre de femmes au sein de
leurs conseils d’administration.
A Propos de Nous
WomenOnBoard™ | FemmesAuConseil™
Utiliser le répertoire Source de FemmesAuConseil™
Le répertoire Source de FemmesAuConseil est une ressource précieuse pour
toute entreprise à la recherche de candidates pour un poste d’administratrice
de société.
Vous y trouverez des Profils d’administratrices détaillés de cadres dirigeantes
qui possèdent des compétences diverses dans une variété de secteurs.
Vous pouvez parcourir les pages en utilisant les flèches qui apparaissent
dans la barre inférieure ou rechercher des candidates pour des conseils
d’administration précis en utilisant la puissante fonction de Recherche.
Pour utiliser la fonction Recherche, cliquez sur la boîte de recherche qui se
trouve dans la barre supérieure. Entrez des mots clés, tels que comptabilité,
chef de l’exploitation, pétrole et gaz, etc. Une barre de menu verticale
apparaîtra dans laquelle vous pourrez voir, sous votre demande, une liste de
toutes les pages qui contiennent vos mots clés. Cliquez sur chacune des pages
pour vous y rendre directement.
Lorsque vous trouvez une candidate qui vous intéresse, communiquez
tout simplement avec Femmes Au Conseil afin d’obtenir de plus amples
renseignements ou de l’aide.
Personne-ressource :
Thea M. Miller
Directrice générale
Tél
604.685.5277
Courriel [email protected]
Site Web womenonboard.ca
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WomenOnBoard™ | FemmesAuConseil™
Using WomenOnBoard™ Source
WomenOnBoard Source is a valuable resource for any organization seeking
qualified women corporate director candidates.
In it you will find detailed Director Profiles of senior executive women with a
variety of skills and expertise from a diverse group of industries.
Browse through the pages using the arrow buttons in the lower bar or look for
specific board candidates using the powerful Search feature.
To use the Search feature, simply use your mouse to click on the Search box
in the upper bar. Then enter a key word or phrase such as Accounting, Chief
Operations Officer, Compensation, Oil & Gas, etc. This will open a side bar where
below your search request you will find a list of all pages that contain the word
you are seeking. Then click on each of the pages to navigate there directly.
When you find candidates you are interested in, simply contact Women On
Board for further information and assistance.
Contact:
Thea M. Miller
Managing Director
Tel
604.685.5277
Email [email protected]
Web womenonboard.ca
How to
WomenOnBoard™ | FemmesAuConseil™
Merci aux mentors de FemmesAuConseil™
Le programme de mentorat de FemmesAuConseil doit son succès à l’expertise et
à l’engagement de ses très appréciés mentors. Nous leur sommes extrêmement
reconnaissants pour leur soutien.
William D. Anderson
Chair
David R. Beatty
Chair
Hugh J. Bolton
Chair
Ian A. Bourne
Chair
Tye W. Burt
Former President and CEO
Brian A. Canfield, C.M., O.B.C.
Chair
Glenna Carr
Director
Gail C. A. Cook-Bennett, C.M.
Chair
David W. Cornhill
Chair and CEO
Purdy Crawford, C.C.
Counsel
Peter J. Dey
Chair
William A. Dimma, C.M., O.ONT
Chair Emeritus
James F. Dinning
Chair
Claude Dussault
Chair
Bob Elton
Director
Richard (Dick) B. Evans
CEO
John T. Ferguson, C.M.
Chair
Randall J. Findlay
Chair
Charles W. Fischer
Director
Wayne C. Fox
Former Chair
P. Nicholas (Nick) Geer
Chair
Richard L. George
Director
Gerald W. Grandey
Director
Michael A. Grandin
Chair
Frederick J. Green
Former President and CEO
Jean-René Halde
President and CEO
Robert J. Harding
Director
Douglas P. Hayhurst
Director
Douglas M. Holtby
Chair
Krystyna T. Hoeg
Director
Nordion Inc.; Director, TransAlta Corp.
Inmet Mining; Director, FirstService
EPCOR Utilities; Director, CN, Teck
Ballard Power Systems;Vice Chair, SNC Lavalin
Kinross Gold
TELUS
AllerGen NCE Inc.
Manulife Financial
AltaGas
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Paradigm Capital; Director, Goldcorp
Home Capital Group;
Chair, Great Canadian Gaming Corp.
Canada West Foundation,
Western Financial Group
Intact Financial Corporation; Director,
Metro Inc.
Vancity Community Foundation
Constellium
Suncor Energy, Princeton Developments Ltd.
HNZ Group; Director, Pembina Pipelines
Enbridge, Pure Technologies
TMX Group
NAV CANADA
Royal Bank of Canada
Canadian Oil Sands, Potash Corporation
Cenovus Energy; Director, HSBC Bank Canada
Canadian Pacific
Business Development Bank of Canada
Brookfield Asset Management, Manulife
Financial
Ballard Power Systems, Canexus Income Fund
Silver Wheaton Corporation;
Vice Chair, Goldcorp
Canadian Pacific, Imperial Oil Limited
Mentors
WomenOnBoard™ | FemmesAuConseil™
Thank you WomenOnBoard™ Mentors
The WomenOnBoard Mentoring Program succeeds due to the expertise and
commitment from our esteemed Mentors. We are tremendously grateful for their
support.
C. Kent Jespersen
Chair
Hon. Michael J. L. Kirby, O.C.
Director
Harold N. Kvisle
President and CEO
J. Spencer Lanthier, C.M.
Chair
Stephen J. J. Letwin
President and CEO
Donald J. Lowry
President and CEO
John A. MacNaughton, C.M.
Chair
Hon. A. Anne McLellan, P.C., O.C.
Director
Gregory Melchin
Chair
Eileen A. Mercier
Chair
Douglas H. Mitchell, C.M., A.O.E.
Chair
Craig H. Muhlhauser
President and CEO
Thomas C. O’Neill
Chair
Jane L. Peverett
Director
Michael E. J. Phelps, O.C.
Former Chair and CEO
E. Courtney Pratt, C.M.
Chair
J. Robert S. Prichard, O.C., O.Ont
Chair
Jocelyn Proteau
Chair
Guylaine Saucier, C.M.
Director
Arthur R. Sawchuk
Former Chair
Heather A. Shaw
Executive Chair
Stephen G. Snyder
Director
Donna Soble Kaufman
Chair
James M. Stanford, O.C.
Former Chair
Carole S. Taylor, O.C
Director
Paul M. Tellier, C.C.
Director
John M. Thompson
Director
T. Richard Turner
President and CEO
Douglas W. G. Whitehead
Chair
Arthur H. Willms
Vice Chair
Seven Generations Energy,
Iskander Energy Corp.
Extendicare, Just Energy
Talisman Energy; Director, Bank of Montreal
Ellis-Don Construction
IAMGOLD Corporation
EPCOR Utilities; Chair, Canadian Oil Sands
Business Development Bank of Canada
Agrium, Cameco Corp., Nexen
ENMAX; Director, Baytex Energy
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan; Director,
Intact Financial
Calgary Airport Authority; Director,
EPCOR Utilities
Celestica
BCE Inc., Bell Canada
CIBC, Encana Corporation
Westcoast Energy
Knightsbridge, Toronto
Region Research Alliance
Bank of Montreal; Director, George
Weston Ltd.
BTB REIT, 20–20 Technologies
Bank of Montreal, AREVA
Manulife Financial
Corus Entertainment; Director, ShawCor
Intact Financial Corporation
Institute of Corporate Directors
Petro-Canada, NOVA Chemicals
BCE, Toronto-Dominion Bank
Rio Tinto Alcan, McCain Foods
Thomson Reuters
TitanStar Capital Corp.
Finning International; Director, Inmet Mining
BC Lottery Corporation
Mentors
WomenOnBoard™ | FemmesAuConseil™
Margaret (Meg) Beckel, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Museum of Nature
Ottawa, Ontario
Education
Skills and Expertise
BA, Queen’s University, 1981
MBA, University of Western Ontario, 1986
Business Model Redesign | Management | Operations
Organizational Transformation | Strategic Planning
Repositioning Branding
Industry Experience
Academia | Education | Museums | Performing Arts
Mentoring Partner
Harold N. Kvisle, MBA
President and CEO, Talisman Energy; Director,
Bank of Montreal, ARC Resources Limited
Board Experience
Other Boards
Canada’s National Ballet School
• Pension Committee
TerraTundra Foundation
• Chair
THEMUSEUM
• Strategic Planning Committee
Humber College (past)
• Vice Chair
St. John’s Kilmarnock School (past)
Career Highlights
Biography
Led the operational transformation of the Royal
Ontario Museum within the context of the
architectural transformation, and oversaw the
$250M renovation and construction project.
Canadian Museum of Nature, 2011 to Present
• President and Chief Executive Officer
Led the re-branding, repositioning and visual
identity refresh at the University of Waterloo;
led the redesign of the university’s approach to
fundraising, alumni affairs, marketing and public
affairs, and government relations.
University of Waterloo, 2007 to 2011
• Vice President, University Relations
Royal Ontario Museum, 1999 to 2007
• Chief Operating Officer
The Royal Ontario Museum Foundation, 1998 to
1999
• President and Executive Director
University of Victoria, 1995 to 1998
• Executive Director, External Relations,
President, University of Victoria Foundation
University of Calgary, 1993 to 1995
• Manager, Individual Giving, Co-Director, Faculty
of Medicine/Foothills Hospital Campaign
Mary-Ann Bell, P.Eng, ASC
Senior Vice President, Quebec and Ontario
Bell Aliant Regional Communications
Montreal, Quebec
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
Mentoring Partner
Guylaine Saucier, C.M., FCA, ICD.D, F.ICD
Director, Bank of Montreal, AREVA
BSc (Ind. Eng.), Montreal Polytechnic, 1982
MSc (Telecomm.), National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS),
University of Quebec, 1986
Leadership Foundation Fellows Program, International Women’s Forum
(IWF), 2001
Board Governance Certificate (ASC), Laval University, 2008
Board Experience
Contracts & Negotiation | Corporate Governance | Finance
Human Resources | Information Technology | Management | Marketing
Operations | Sales | Strategic Planning | Technology
Proximedia Inc.
• President
Communications | Consumer Products | Education | Power & Utilities
Retail | Telecommunications
Languages
French | English
Corporate Boards
Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust
• Audit Committee
• Investment Committee
BCE Elix, 2003 to 2005
Nordia Inc., 2003 to 2007
• Interim President
Other Boards
Career Highlights
Biography
Turned around Bell Aliant’s business units’
performance: improved growth of the wireless and
cable business division by 150%; brought back to
profit the call center business of Proximedia and
reached benchmark EBITDA; boosted KMTS division
EBITDA by 16% CAGR.
Bell Aliant Regional Communications, 2006 to
Present
• Senior Vice President, Quebec and Ontario
• Chief Operating Officer, Quebec
Restructured the Canadian operations of customer
service at Bell Canada (14,000 agents: important
deployment of IT infrastructure and tools; leveraged
out-sourcing; implemented a shared services
model; instilled a sales culture).
Negotiated a “transformational” collective
agreement (10,000 members) at Bell Canada:
introduced more flexibility and a reduced wages
scale; got approval in one vote which was unique in
the history of this union.
Re-invigorated the governance model of some
organizations, including Women’s Y of Montreal
and INRS (National Institute of Scientific Research,
Quebec University).
Bell Canada, 2003 to 2006
• Senior Vice President, Contact Centres
Bell Mobility, 2002 to 2003
• Vice President, Customer Service
Bell Canada, 1982 to 2002
• Vice President, Operations
• Various general management positions
Awards
• Femmes à l’honneur Award, Board of Trade of
Metropolitan Montreal, 2000
• Tribute to Women Award, Trois-Rivières, 2002
• Woman of Achievement, Business and
Professional Women’s Club of Montreal, 2009
International Women’s Forum
• Chair, Montreal Chapter
National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS)
• Chair
• Chair, Audit Committee
Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM)
Centraide of Greater Montréal, 2004 to 2010
Conseil de la science et de la technologie, 2007
to 2010
International Institute of Telecommunications
(IIT), 2003 to 2011
• President
Women’s Y of Montreal and its Foundation, 2000
to 2012
• President
Mary-Ann Bell, ing., ASC
Première vice-présidente, Québec et Ontario
Bell Aliant Communications régionales
Montréal (Québec)
Formation
Compétences et domaines
de spécialisation
Expérience sectorielle
BSc (génie ind.), École Polytechnique de Montréal, 1982
MSc (télécom.), Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS),
Université du Québec, 1986
Leadership Foundation Fellows Program, International Women’s Forum
(IWF), 2001
Certificat en gouvernance (ASC), Collège des administrateurs de
sociétés, Université Laval, 2008
Contrats et négociation | Exploitation | Finances | Gestion
Gouvernance d’entreprise | Marketing | Planification stratégique
Ressources humaines | Technologie | Technologie de l’information
Ventes
Communications | Biens de consommation | Commerce de détail
Éducation | Énergie et services publics | Télécommunications
Langues
Français | Anglais
Faits saillants de sa carrière
Biographie
Mme Bell a redressé le rendement des unités
d’affaires de Bell Aliant en améliorant de 150 % la
croissance de la division sans fil et câble, en aidant
le centre d’appels de Proximedia à renouer avec la
rentabilité et à atteindre le BAIIA de référence, et en
stimulant le BAIIA de la division KMTS, qui a atteint
un taux de croissance annuel composé de 16 %.
Bell Aliant Communications régionales, de 2006
à ce jour
• Première vice-présidente, Québec et Ontario
• Chef de l’exploitation, Québec
Sur le plan national, elle a restructuré les activités
des services à la clientèle de Bell Canada, (14 000
agents : déploiement important d’infrastructure
et d’outils de TI, optimisation de l’externalisation,
mise en œuvre d’un modèle de services partagés,
établissement d’une culture de vente).
Mme Bell a négocié une convention collective
« de transformation » (10 000 membres) chez
Bell Canada en y ajoutant de la souplesse et en
réduisant les échelles salariales; elle a obtenu
l’approbation en un seul vote, fait sans précédent
dans l’histoire de ce syndicat.
Mme Bell a insufflé un nouveau dynamisme au
modèle de gouvernance de certaines organisations,
notamment le Y des femmes de Montréal et
l’Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
de l’Université du Québec.
Bell Canada, de 2003 à 2006
• Première vice-présidente, Centre de contacts
clients
Bell Mobilité, de 2002 à 2003
• Vice-présidente, Service à la clientèle
Bell Canada, de 1982 à 2002
• Vice-présidente, Exploitation
• Divers postes de direction générale
Prix et distinctions
• Prix Femmes à l’honneur, Chambre de
commerce du Montréal métropolitain, 2000
• Prix Femmes de réalisations, Association
de femmes de carrière commerciale et
professionnelle de Montréal, 2009
• Prix Hommage aux dames, Trois-Rivières, 2002
Partenaire de mentorat
Guylaine Saucier, C.M., FCA, IAS. A., F. ICD
Administratrice, Banque de Montréal, AREVA
Experience au sein de conseils
Conseils d’entreprise
Fonds de placement immobilier Cominar
• Comité de vérification
• Comité d’investissement
Proximedia Inc.
• Présidente
BCE Elix, de 2003 à 2005
Nordia Inc., de 2003 à 2007
• Présidente intérimaire
Autres conseils
Institut national de la recherche scientifique
(INRS)
• Présidente
• Présidente, Comité de vérification
International Women’s Forum
• Présidente, Région de Montréal
Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM)
Centraide du Grand Montréal, de 2004 à 2010
Conseil de la science et de la technologie, de 2007
à 2010
Institut international des télécommunications
(IIT), de 2003 à 2011
• Présidente
Y des femmes de Montréal et sa fondation, de
2000 à 2012
• Présidente
Dr. Susan Black, MBA
Governor
York University
Toronto, Ontario
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
William D. Anderson, FCA, F.ICD
Chair, Nordion Inc.; Director, SunLife Financial,
TransAlta Corp.
BA, Yale University, 1981
MBA, Harvard Business School, 1988
Ph.D (Org. Beh.), York University, 2000
Communication | Consulting | Executive Compensation
Finance | General Management | Human Resources | Pensions
Recruitment | Strategic Planning | Succession Planning
Talent Management
Academia | Banking | Consulting | Education | Financial Services
Insurance | Non-Profit | Professional Services | Real Estate | Research
International Experience
USA
Career Highlights
Biography
Transformed key organizational programs at Intact
to improve company engagement by enabling
organization to adopt a more sophisticated databased approach to measuring engagement and
focus on key drivers; within two years launched
new rewards and recognition program, new
performance management program (including new
incentive plan), diversity program, CSR program;
saw significant increase in engagement as a result.
Intact Financial Corporation (formerly ING
Canada), 2008 to 2011
• Senior Vice President and Chief Human
Resources Officer
• Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning
Managed people aspect of separation from ING
Groep by leading smooth and cost-effective
transition of all human resources policies, programs
and services resulting from ING Canada’s transition
to Intact, following the sale of ING Groep’s 70%
ownership in ING Canada to the public market in
February 2009.
Founded and established leading non-profit
- Catalyst Canada - a research and advisory
organization dedicated to helping Canadian
companies better recruit, develop and retain
women in management; achieved seven figures
in annual revenue, with a consistent positive cash
flow; became the “go-to” organization for leading
thinking and action on gender diversity in Canada
through actively advising member companies on
diversity programs and releasing ground-breaking
research studies.
Mentoring Partner
Management Consultant, 2006 to 2008
• Focus on organizational development, change
management, human resources, diversity
management, quantitative and qualitative
research
Catalyst Canada Inc., 2000 to 2006
• President
• Acting Vice President, Research
Management Consultant, 1992 to 2000
Awards
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2009
Board Experience
Other Boards
York University
• Chair, Pension Investment Trust
Metro Toronto Housing Authority, 1997 to 2000
North York General Hospital, 2006 to 2008
Ontario Housing Corporation, 1995 to 2000
• Chair, Finance Committee
Karyn A. Brooks, FCA
Senior Vice President and Controller
BCE and Bell Canada Inc.
Verdun, Quebec
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BComm (Hons.), Queen’s University, 1976
CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, 1978
Queen’s University Executive Program, 1996
FCA, Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants, 2009
Corporate Governance | Finance | IFRS | Risk Management
Energy & Utilities | Information Technology | Power & Utilities
Telecommunications
Mentoring Partner
Gail C.A. Cook-Bennett, C.M., PhD, F.ICD
Chair, Manulife Financial Inc.
Board Experience
Other Boards
CICA’s Canadian Performance Reporting Board
International Accounting Standards Board
• IFRS Advisory Council
International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)
• Professional Accountants in Business
Committee
Queen’s University School of Business, Advisory
Board
Queen’s University Board of Trustees
• Chair, Audit Committee
• Finance Committee
Career Highlights
Biography
Led the project to integrate CTV’s admininstrative
functions into Bell.
BCE and Bell Canada, 2003 to Present
• Senior Vice President and Controller
• Vice President and Controller
Responsible for BCE’s successful changover to IFRS.
Worked on the proposed private equity buy-out
of BCE, including the solvency opinion. Gained
significant understanding of how the private equity
firms assess and create value.
Delivered significant improvements in internal
controls and reporting processes that allowed
BCE to achieve SOX compliance in 2006. A
two-year project that also delivered operational
efficiencies including cash flow and billing quality
improvements, along with a new respect for
corporate governance in the organization.
Creation of the Bell Aliant Trust, a combination
of certain assets of Bell and Aliant. A complex
transaction given the nature of the assets
transferred and the structure of the trust.
Key player on the team that negotiated and then
executed the TransCanada/NOVA merger in 1997/8,
the largest Canadian corporate transaction ever at
that time.
Enbridge Inc., 2000 to 2003
• Vice President and Controller
TransCanada PipeLines Limited, 1987 to 2000
• Vice President, Financial Services, Transmission
• Vice President and Controller
Awards
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2009
• Fellow of the Ontario Institute of Chartered
Accountants, 2009
CICA’s Accounting Standards Oversight Council,
2006 to 2012
• Performance Review Committee
Financial Executives International (Canada), 2004
to 2011
• Chair
Shauneen E. Bruder, FICB, MBA, ICD.D
Executive Vice President of Operations for Canadian Banking
Royal Bank of Canada
Toronto, Ontario
Education
Mentoring Partner
William A. Dimma, C.M., O.ONT, ICD.D, F.ICD
Chair Emeritus, Home Capital Group; Chair,
Great Canadian Gaming Corp.
BA (Hons.), University of Guelph, 1980
Canadian Securities Course, 1984
MBA, Queen’s University, 1984
FICB, Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Banking, 1986
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2007
Board Experience
Communications | Compensation | Corporate Governance
Finance | General Management | Marketing | Operations
Policy and Regulations | Risk Management | Strategic Planning
Moneris Solutions Corporation (past)
• Chair, Audit & Risk Committee
• Human Resource Committee
Aboriginal | Banking | Business Services | Financial Services |
Information Technology | International Finance | Investments & Mutual
Funds | Public Policy | Securities & Financial Markets
RBC Asset Management Inc. (past)
International Experience
USA
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
Corporate Boards
RCAP Leasing
• Chair
RBC Private Counsel Inc. (past)
RBC Technology Ventures Inc. (past)
• Chair
Royal Trust Company (past)
Career Highlights
Biography
As Head of RBC’s Commercial Business in Canada
responsible for revenue and profitability for one of
the largest businesses of RBC ($2.5B revenue, $50B
assets, 1300 offices, 2750+ employees), developed
and implemented a transformational agenda to
drive revenue growth and cost re-engineering,
resulting in consistent double digit bottom
line growth over 5 years with #1 market share
leadership positions earned across every product
category.
Royal Bank of Canada, 1984 to Present
• Executive Vice President of Operations for
Canadian Banking
• Executive Vice President, Business and
Commercial Banking
• Head, Client and Marketing Strategy, Canadian
Personal and Business Markets
• Chief Operating Officer, Global Wealth
Management
• President, Centura Banks Inc., Rocky Mountain,
North Carolina
• Senior Vice President, North American Markets
• Senior Vice President, Marketing
• Vice President, Strategic Planning
• Progressively senior roles, including Risk
Management, Sales and Product Management
In 2010, as Chair of the Canadian Chamber of
Commerce, representing over 420 chambers of
commerce and boards of trade across Canada and
192,000 businesses, chaired a successful G8/G20
Business summit attended by the Prime Minister
and business leaders from key partner nations. Also
instrumental in turning the Chamber’s attention
to the potential of Canada’s northern communities
and led the Chamber to record results.
As Head of Operations for Retail Banking for
RBC, accountable for operations supporting
Royal Bank of Canada’s retail banking business in
Canada, with revenues of $11B and net income
of $3.5B. Responsible for some 10,000 employees
from coast to coast in Canada working to ensure
reliable, flexible and responsive service for 11
million personal and business clients in Canada
through mobile, telephone, branch, on-line, direct
mail channels and strategic vendor relationships.
In addition, serve as a member of the Group
Operating Committee for RBC, charged with
oversight of day to day management of RBC
globally.
Guelph United Way Social Planning Council, 1980
to 1982
• Social Services Planner
Awards
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2008,
2009
• Gold Medalist, Queen’s University MBA Class of
1984
• Honourary Consul to Luxembourg
• Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
Royal Trust Corporation of Canada (past)
Other Boards
Institute of Corporate Directors, Ontario Chapter
• Chair
Ontario College of Art and Design University
• President’s Council
Pine River Institute
• Chair
Shaw Festival
• Executive Committee
• Chair, Strategic Planning Committee
University of Guelph
Canadian American Business Counsel (past)
• Chair
Canadian Chamber of Commerce (past)
• Chair
• Chair, Audit Committee
• Chair, Human Resource Committee
• Chair, Executive Committee
Governor’s Task Force on Innovation for North
Carolina (past)
North Carolina Wesleyan College (past)
SWIFT International Corporate Access Group (past)
Deborah Close
President, Production Services
Tervita Corporation
Calgary, Alberta
Education
Skills and Expertise
Mentoring Partner
Randall J. Findlay, P. Eng
Chair, HNZ Group; Director, Pembina Pipelines
BA, University of Calgary, 1980
Board Experience
Contracts & Negotiation | E-commerce | General Management
Information Technology | Management | Marketing | Operations
Sales | Start-Up & New Ventures | Strategic Planning | Technology
Other Boards
Digital Industries | Energy & Utilities | Information Technology
Oil & Gas | Software
Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC)
International Experience
Europe | USA
Industry Experience
Career Highlights
Biography
Led Concord Well Servicing out of a period
characterized by falling profits and market share to
renewed profitability and growth.
Tervita Corporation, 2010 to Present
• President, Production Services
• President, Concord Well Servicing
Developed and executed sales, marketing,
consulting and customer support strategies
globally, taking DO2 Technologies from start-up
to market leadership, resulting in the company
ranking #42 on Deloitte’s Fast 500 and #2 on the
Profit 100 – lists of fastest growing companies
in North America and Canada respectively. Also
expanded DO2’s operations from North America
to Europe, building management team and setting
strategy for new region.
DO2 Technologies, Inc., 2002 to 2010
• Executive Vice President
Managed profit and loss of numerous divisions
at Landmark, DO2 and Concord (more than $150
million in revenue and $100 million in operating
expenses).
Led and managed Landmark’s largest international
business unit covering Europe and the Former
Soviet Union, with multiple international offices.
At Landmark and DO2, introduced many new
products to market, including development of
marketing strategy, product launch plans and
staffing plans for marketing, sales, operations,
consulting and customer support.
Started and led a new business unit at Landmark
focused on large national customers. Exceeded
planned revenue by over 40% in the first year.
Landmark Graphics (Halliburton subsidiary), 1994
to 2001
• Operations Vice President, Europe and the
Former Soviet Union, and North America
Munro Garrett International (acquired by
Landmark Graphics 1994), 1990 to 1994
• Vice President, Canada
Lunchbox Theatre
• Chair, Fund Development Committee
Deborah Close
Partenaire de mentorat
Présidente, Services de production
Tervita Corporation
Calgary (Alberta)
Education
Compétences et domaines
de spécialisation
Expérience sectorielle
Randall J. Findlay, Ing.
Président du conseil, HNZ Group;
Administrateur, Pembina Pipelines
BA, University of Calgary, 1980
Experience au sein de conseils
Commerce électronique | Contrats et négociation | Direction générale
Exploitation | Gestion | Marketing | Nouvelles entreprises et nouveaux
projets | Planification stratégique | Technologie | Technologies de
l’information | Ventes
Autres conseils
Énergie et services publics | Industries du numérique | Logiciels
Pétrole et gaz | Technologies de l’information
Expérience internationale
États-Unis | Europe
Faits saillants de sa carrière
Biographie
Mme Close a permis à Concord Well Servicing de
sortir d’une période caractérisée par la chute des
bénéfices et des parts de marché et à reprendre le
chemin de la croissance et de la rentabilité.
Tervita Corporation, de 2010 à ce jour
• Présidente, Services de production
• Présidente, Concord Well Servicing
Elle a élaboré et mis en œuvre des stratégies de
vente, de marketing, de consultation et de soutien
à la clientèle à l’échelle mondiale pour faire passer
DO2 Technologies de l’étape du démarrage à celle
de leader du marché. La société s’est ainsi hissée
au 42e rang du palmarès Fast 500 de Deloitte et
au 2e rang du palmarès Profit 100, deux listes
d’entreprises ayant connu la croissance la plus
rapide en Amérique du Nord et au Canada,
respectivement. Mme Close a également étendu
les capacités opérationnelles de DO2 de l’Amérique
du Nord à l’Europe, en mettant sur pied l’équipe
de gestion et en élaborant des stratégies pour de
nouvelles régions.
Mme Close a géré les bénéfices et les pertes de
nombreuses filiales de Landmark, de DO2 et
de Concord (plus de 150 millions de dollars en
revenus et 100 millions de dollars en dépenses
d’exploitation).
En outre, elle a dirigé et géré la plus grande unité
d’affaires internationale de Landmark couvrant
l’Europe et l’ancienne Union soviétique, et
comptant de nombreux bureaux internationaux.
À Landmark et à DO2, elle a lancé bon nombre
de nouveaux produits sur le marché, ce qui
comprenait le développement d’une stratégie de
marketing, des plans de lancement de produits, et
des plans d’effectifs pour le marketing, les ventes,
les opérations, la consultation et le soutien à la
clientèle.
Enfin, Mme Close a démarré et dirigé une nouvelle
unité d’affaires à Landmark, centrée sur les grands
clients nationaux, qui a dépassé le revenu prévu de
plus de 40 % la première année.
DO2 Technologies, Inc., de 2002 à 2010
• Vice-présidente directrice
Landmark Graphics (filiale de Halliburton), de
1994 à 2001
• Vice-présidente à l’exploitation, Europe,
ancienne Union soviétique et Amérique du
Nord
Munro Garrett International (acquise par
Landmark Graphics en 1994), de 1990 à 1994
• Vice-présidente, Canada
Lunchbox Theatre
• Présidente, Comité de financement
Association Canadienne des Services Pétroliers
Kathy Conway, FCA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Interior Savings Credit Union
Kelowna, British Columbia
Education
Skills and Expertise
BA (Bus. Adm.), Simon Fraser University, 1981
CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, 1984
Canadian Securities Course, 1999
FCA, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 2004
Executive Development Program, Leadership and Strategy, Queen’s
University, 2006
Accounting | Audit | Finance | IFRS | Risk Management
Senior Management | Strategic Planning
Industry Experience
Consumer Products | Financial Services | Telecommunications
Mentoring Partner
Ian A. Bourne, F.ICD, ICD.D
Chair, Ballard Power Systems Inc.; Vice Chair,
SNC Lavalin; Director, Canadian Oil Sands
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Southern Interior Innovation Fund Inc.
British Columbia Lottery Corporation, 2002 to
2008
• Audit Committee, 2002 to 2008
• Chair, Audit Committee, 2006 to 2008
Citizens Bank of Canada, 1999 to 2001
• Audit Committee
Interior Savings Insurance Services Ltd., 2005 to
2010
Other Boards
Career Highlights
Biography
At Interior Savings Credit Union implemented
Enterprise Risk Management Framework and
Governance Structure after serving on the
Stabilization Central committee to develop
standards of sound business practice for the BC
Credit Union system as a whole.
Interior Savings Credit Union, 2002 to Present
• President and Chief Executive Officer
• Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Also established liquidity lines and secured
additional $400M in funding during loan growth
period of 2005 to 2007. Chair of the Asset and
Liability Committee since 2002 to present.
Changed the strategic focus of VanCity’s internal
audit to a risk-based approach, the accounting
department into financial decision support
unit, centralized services through completing
centralization of numerous branch functions, and
procurement processes to more fiscally responsible
approach.
Honoured to have been recognized by peers when
awarded fellowship designation (FCA) by the
institute of Chartered Accountants of BC.
Vancouver City Savings Credit Union, 1990 to 2002
• Vice President, Finance
• Controller
• Manager, Financial Accounting
Marathon Telecommunications Corp., 1989 to
1990
• Company Accountant
Awards
• Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Chartered
Accountants, 2004
Financial Executives International Canada
• Committee on Corporate Reporting
• National Board, 2000 to 2008
• National Chairperson, 2006 to 2007
• President, Vancouver Chapter, 2001 to 2002
• Vancouver Chapter Board, 1999 to 2007
BC Ministry of Health, Medical Service
Commission, 1995 to 2002
Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, 2009 to 2010
• Advisory Committee on Taxation
Kelowna Ogopogo Rotary Club, 2007 to 2010
United Way of Central/South Okanagan, 2011
• Campaign Chair
Debbie Coull-Cicchini, MBA
Senior Vice President, Ontario
Intact Insurance Company
Toronto, Ontario
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
International Experience
BA (Econ.), McMaster University
MBA, University of Toronto
Sales | Marketing | Start-Up & New Ventures | Strategic Planning
Banking | Financial Services | Insurance
USA
Career Highlights
Biography
As a member of Intact Financial’s senior
management team and Executive Committee and
the head of the largest division in the country was
national executive sponsor for “ZOOM” a specialized
Sales Management program for Commercial
Underwriters; implemented re-engineered personal
line auto and home-owners pricing methodology
and segmentation using predictive analytics with
“gold standard” results.
Intact Insurance Company (formerly ING
Insurance Company of Canada), 2005 to Present
• Senior Vice President, Ontario
• Chief Operating Officer, Ontario Region
As Executive Vice President at First National Bank
of Pennsylvania, member of transition team,
was responsible for reconstituting the corporate
office of the bank from Naples, Florida back to
Hermitage, Pennsylvania. Led the marketing
and implementation of new revenue generating
products; key member of team that led to the
acquisition of two banks; and led the development
of an internal loyalty program, a comprehensive
sales management program, implementation of a
bank-wide electronic product knowledge learning
program, and implementation of successful internal
program - “Customers First”.
Managed the Safeway SELECT Bank turnaround and
as President for six states (160 locations) in western
USA, grew sales by 400% in 8 months, improving
bottom line results.
As Senior Vice President and team member for
CIBC’s North American private banking strategy,
led the pre-launch project plan for AMICUS Bank
in the northeast USA including sales, marketing,
financing and business planning, and established
marketing objectives and strategies, integrating all
advertising, point of sales and promotional plans.
First National Bank of Pennsylvania, 2003 to 2004
• Executive Vice President
AMICUS Bank (US Division of CIBC), 1998 to 2002
• President (Safeway Select Bank – USA)
• Senior Vice President, New Business,
eCommerce USA
• Senior Vice President, Executive Pre-Launch
Team USA
AMICUS Bank - President’s Choice Financial,
Canada, 1997 to 1998
• Vice President and National Sales Leader,
In-store Sales
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
• Vice President and Market Leader, CIBC Branch
Banking, Greater Toronto Area
• Director and District Manager, Strategy
Development and Implementation Team
• District Manager, Greater Toronto Area
• Branch Manager
• Branch Administration Officer
Mentoring Partner
Donna Soble Kaufman, LL.M, F.ICD
Chair, Institute of Corporate Directors
Board Experience
Other Boards
United Way of Greater Toronto (past)
Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade (past)
Lynda Cranston, ICD.D
President and Chief Executive Officer
Provincial Health Services Authority
Vancouver, British Columbia
Education
Skills and Expertise
BScN, University of Ottawa, 1970
MScN, University of Western Ontario, 1975
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2008
Communications | Corporate Governance | Ethics | Executive Recruiting
General Management | Government Relations | Information
Technology | Management | Operations | Policy & Regulations
Recruitment | Risk Management | Strategic Planning
Industry Experience
Consulting | Government | Health Care | Telecommunications
Mentoring Partner
James F. Dinning, ICD.D
Chair, Canada West Foundation, Western
Financial Group; Director, Russell Metals Inc.
Board Experience
Other Boards
BC Cancer Foundation
Business Council of BC
• Governor
Child & Family Research Institute
• Chair
Health Shared Services BC
• Chair
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Accreditation Canada (past)
Career Highlights
Biography
As first CEO of Provincial Health Services Authority
(PHSA) with 18,000 employees, a budget of $2.5B
across 9 agencies/hospitals and 2 divisions:
established the organizational and leadership
structure, consolidated “back office” functions,
developed first strategic plan that started with
the end in mind “ Better Health for Patients”.
All budgets have been balanced every year.
Transformation of the care processes in health,
using “lean” to improve efficiency and patient care,
achieving “exemplary” status from Accreditation.
Lead the consolidation of procurement and
supply for all 6 health authorities in BC. Lead
the transformation of the BC Ambulance Service.
Oversaw the capital redevelopment of Women’s &
Children’s capital project of $650M.
Provincial Health Services Authority, 2002 to
Present
• President and Chief Executive Officer
As first CEO of Fraser Health Region (3 regions
amalgamated incl. Simon Fraser Health Region),
with 22,000 employees, 1.3 M residents and a $2.8B
budget: led amalgamation of 3 regional health
authorities including developing and implementing
organizational leadership integrated structure and
its first strategic plan; and assisted Board Chair in
establishing Board structure for new entity.
As first CEO of Canadian Blood Services (CBS), the
national blood services organization established to
replace Red Cross Blood Services after the Krever
inquiry: led development of plans to incorporate
the Red Cross Blood employees into CBS and the
transformation plans for the service, which are in
progress today; successfully maintained “blood
donor level” thru transition and transformation;
personally campaigned in each blood centre for
emphasis on quality and safety; and oversaw
rebuilding of the infrastructure supporting blood
services from coast-to-coast, development of
improved adherence to good manufacturing
practices, and development of national campaign
and branding to improve donations – “It’s in you to
give”.
Fraser Health Region and Simon Fraser Health
Region, 2001 to 2002
• President and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Blood Services, 1998 to 2001
• Chief Executive Officer
Rogers Cantel, 1997 to 1998
• Executive Vice President
Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC, 1996
to 1997
• President and Chief Executive Officer
BC Women’s Hospital & Health Care Centre, 1994
to 1996
• President and Chief Executive Officer
The Richmond Hospital, 1990 to 1994
• President and Chief Executive Officer
Anna Wyman Dance Theatre (past)
• Chair
Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare
Organizations (past)
• Chair
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (past)
Canadian Blood Services Insurance Company (past)
Canadian College of Health Services Executives (past)
• Vice Chair
Canadian Healthcare Association (past)
• Chair
Comprehensive Care International (past)
Council of University Teaching Hospitals (past)
• Chair
Emergency and Health Services Commission (BC
Ambulance Service) (past)
• Chair
Healthcare Benefit Trust (past)
Health Employers Association of BC (past)
• Chair
National Quality Institute (past)
University Hospital, 1988 to 1990
• Vice President and Administrator, Shaughnessy
Site
Ottawa Life Sciences Council (past)
Awards
Tzu Chi Institute for Alternative and Complementary
Medicine (past)
• Chair
• 125th Anniversary of Confederation
Commemorative Medal for Community
Contributions, 1992
• British Columbia Business Award, UBC
Commerce Graduate Society, 1993
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2004,
2005, 2006
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of
Fame Inductee, 2007
• HealthCare Leaders’ Association of BC, Board
Chair Award of Excellence, 2008
• Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002
• YWCA, Woman of Distinction Award
(Management and the Professions), 1992
Prevention of Organ Failure Centre of Excellence
(PROOF) (past)
Vancouver Opera Society (past)
Vancouver Symphony (past)
Tracie Crook, C.Dir
Chief Operating Officer
McCarthy Tetrault LLP
Toronto, Ontario
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BBA, Ferris State University, 1992
MSc, Central Michigan University, 1997
C.Dir, Directors College at McMasters University, 2010
Contracts & Negotiation | General Management | Information
Technology | Management | Technology
Mentoring Partner
C. Kent Jespersen
Chair, Seven Generations Energy, Iskander
Energy Corp.; Director, TransAlta, CanElson
Drilling
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union Board
• Chair, Governance and Compensation Committee
Automotive | Financial Services | Information Technology
Professional Services | Software |Telecommunications
GMAC Residential Funding of Canada Limited (past)
International Experience
USA
Mortgage Intelligence Company (past)
Housing Services Inc. (HSI) (past)
ResMor Trust Company (past)
Other Boards
Fraser Institute
Molson’s Bike for Tykes Charity
Career Highlights
Biography
National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA),
Advisory Board
Results oriented senior executive, accomplished in
driving change within organizations including:
McCarthy Tetrault LLP, 2011 to Present
• Chief Operating Officer
Young Presidents Organization (YPO)
At McCarthy Tetrault restructured services to deliver
optimized service and value to clients. Developed
and implemented strategy resulting in significant
increase in employee engagement, project delivery,
cost savings to reinvest in strategic projects, and
being selected as the Top 100 employer in Canada.
Implemented governance model and prioritization
process to ensure the team understands the
strategy and transparency in the decision-making
process.
Resmor Trust Company, 2007 to 2010
• President and Chief Executive Officer
• Senior Vice President and General Manager
• Vice President Operations
Big Brothers & Big Sisters Toronto Board (past)
Led transformation of GMAC RFoC and acquisition
of ResMor Trust. Developed strategy to expand the
business and sell non-strategic assets including
the application and process to convert to a bank.
Increased assets by 100% and customer retention
improved over 20%.
At TSX, established revenue sharing partnerships
to improve profitability; streamlined the
Broadcast Centre operations resulting in reduced
overhead; implemented vendor management and
relationship process, resulting in $3M.
At SPRINT Canada promoted to develop and
deploy firm’s first Vendor Management and
Outsourcing strategy. Developed and negotiated
two outsourcing initiatives valued over $93M; drove
cost savings initiatives resulting in $19M savings.
TSX Group, 2002 to 2007
• Director, Business Management Office
SPRINT Canada, 1999 to 2002
• Director, Vendor Management and Outsourcing
• Manager, Process Planning Business
Infrastructure
• Manager, Asset and Resource Management
KTM Locks, 1997 to 1998
• Manager, Sales and Marketing
Siemens Corporation / Siemens Automotive, 1993
to 1997
• Senior Internal Consultant
• Financial Analyst
Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF) (past)
• Breakfast Committee
Mary Ann Curran, CA, MBA, ICD.D
Chief Executive Officer
Edleun Group, Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Mentoring Partner
E. Courtney Pratt, C.M.
Chair, Knightsbridge, Toronto Region
Research Alliance
Scholarship Recipient
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BBA (Hons.), Wilfrid Laurier University, 1987
CA, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 1989
MBA, York University, 1996
Canadian Securities Course, 1998
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2010
Accounting | Audit | Contracts & Negotiation | Corporate Governance
Finance | Financial Planning | General Management | Logistics
Operations | Strategic Planning
Accounting & Auditing | Consumer Products | Child Care
Food & Beverage | Forestry | Healthcare | Professional Services
Pulp & Paper | Retail
International Experience
USA
Career Highlights
Biography
As CEO of Edleun, leading the profitable growth
of an early-stage company in the child care sector.
Delivering on its mission of being the premier
provider of child care and development while
satisfying all stakeholders.
Edleun Group, Inc, 2012 to Present
• Chief Executive Officer
With MaRS Discovery District, mentored
entrepreneurs in starting up businesses and
achieving commercialization success, focusing on
Retail and Consumer Goods sector.
Created and implemented focused strategy and
business plan for Jones Apparel Group Canada to
capitalize on all market channels and distribution
partnerships for mega-brands including Jones New
York, Anne Klein, Nine West and Rachel Roy. Grew
business with national accounts organically and
through brand launches and extensions; found
creative solutions to grow in spite of customer
inventory and cash flow constraints.
Developed Jones’ direct channel, growing
company-owned retail stores from two to 36
while increasing margins and maintaining strong
relationships with wholesale customers.
At Jones, led negotiation and acquisition of a
large branded apparel distributor and resulting
integration of people and processes.
While at Abitibi-Price Inc. (now AbitibiBowater), led
a restructured management team in merger efforts:
strategically chose technology platform, integrated
technology across new sites and developed staffing
needs, principles and standards to be adopted by
combined company. Led $60M integrated softwareenabled re-engineering project replacing software,
hardware and telecommunication infrastructure
across 18 sites.
MaRS Discovery District, 2011 to 2012
• Senior Advisor
Jones Apparel Group Canada, 1998 to 2010
• President and Chief Executive Officer
• Vice President and Chief Financial and
Operating Officer
Abitibi-Price Inc. (now AbitibiBowater Inc.), 1992
to 1997
• Director, Information Technology
• Director, Integrated Business Solutions
• Director, Audit Services
• Manager, Planning and Analysis
Pepsi-Cola Canada Inc., 1990 to 1992
• Senior Planning Analyst
Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers),
1985 to 1990
• Audit Senior, Assistant Manager
• Summer Co-op Student
Board Experience
Other Boards
Young Presidents Organization
Toronto Rehabilitation Centre, 2006 to 2011
• First Vice Chair
• Chair, Capital Committee
• Joint Steering Committee
• Quality of Patient Care Committee
• Finance, Human Resources and Planning
Committee
Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, 2001 to
2008
• Chair, Finance and Audit Committee
• Co-Chair, Wellspring Henderson Hoedown
Victoria Davies, CA, CMA
Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
Knightsbridge Human Capital Management Inc.
Oakville, Ontario
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
International Experience
Languages
BA (Acctg. & Min. Math.), University of Waterloo, 1987
MAcc, University of Waterloo, 1988
CA, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 1988
CMA, Chartered Management Accountants of Canada, 1989
Accounting | Audit | Corporate Governance | Corporate Secretary
Finance | International Business | Mergers & Acquisitions | Operations
Start-up & New Ventures | Strategic Planning | Technology
Mentoring Partner
Glenna Carr, ICD.D
Director, AllerGen NCE Inc.
Board Experience
Other Boards
Appleby College
• Audit Committee
Financial Executives International (FEI)
• Governance and Risk Committee
Accounting & Auditing | Consulting | Consumer Products
Pharmaceuticals | Professional Services | Staffing
Oakville Children’s Choir, 2005 to 2010
• Treasurer
England | USA
Osteoporosis Society of Canada, 1995 to 1998
• Treasurer
English | French
Career Highlights
Biography
Key contributor to Knightsbridge’s outstanding
success from a start-up in 2001. In addition to
4 founding Knightsbridge acquisitions, had
significant involvement in 6 acquisitions and
3 strategic alliances, from initial discussions,
negotiation, to integration. Built strong, lean
Finance and technology teams, recognized for
their leadership capability, efficiency, engagement
and retention. Recognized at the executive level
as a strategic business leader who develops strong
business acumen in others.
Knightsbridge Human Capital Management Inc.,
Toronto, 2003 to Present
• Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
• Vice President, Finance
Sanofi-Synthelabo, Guilford, England, 2002 to 2003
• Business Unit Financial Controller, Cardio,
Internal Medicine, and CNS Unit
Civil Service College, Sunningdale, England, 2001
• Tutor
• started two international businesses in UK and
Australia for Knightsbridge Axsium business
Pepsi-Cola Canada Beverages, Ontario, 1991 to
1998
• Market-Unit Planning Manager
• Manager of Acquisitions
• took on responsibility for 22 real estate
locations involving significant negotiation and
project management
KPMG, Toronto and Ottawa, 1984 to 1991
• Audit Manager
• led 2 major corporate finance projects
Awards
Additional contributions at Knightsbridge:
• led sizable change in shareholders of
Knightsbridge in 2004
• handled debt negotiations for large acquisition
in 2008
• recently converted Knightsbridge’s operating
systems to ERP cloud based, Netsuite
• played major role in Knightsbridge’s
recognition as one of Canada’s 50 Best
Managed Companies for last 3 years.
Significantly improved business acumen and
financial analysis of Sanofi Business Unit.
Worked with senior team of Pepsi’s Ontario
business as key financial resource, responsible for
finance team, business process improvement and
analysis. Also worked with US team responsible for
a large Pepsi bottling acquisition, including 2 years
of litigation.
• CMA Leadership Award: Big Picture, 2009
• Knightsbridge Knight Award, peer nominated,
2003
Victoria Davies, CA, CMA
Chef de la direction financière et secrétaire générale
Knightsbridge Human Capital Management Inc.
Oakville (Ontario)
Formation
Compétences et domaines
de spécialisation
Expérience sectorielle
Expérience internationale
Langues
BA (compt. et mineure en math.), Université de Waterloo, 1987
MA compt., Université de Waterloo, 1988
CA, Institut Canadien des Comptables Agréés, 1988
CMA, Comptables en management accrédités, 1989
Audit | Commerce international | Comptabilité
Entreprises en démarrage et nouvelles entreprises | Exploitation
Finance | Fusions et acquisitions | Gouvernance d’entreprise
Planification stratégique | Secrétaire générale | Technologie
Partenaire de mentorat
Glenna Carr, IAS. A.
Administratrice, AllerGen NCE Inc.
Experience au sein de conseils
Autres conseils
Appleby College
• Comité de vérification
Financial Executives International (FEI)
• Comité de gouvernance et de gestion des
risques
Biens de consommation | Comptabilité et audit | Conseils | Dotation
Produits pharmaceutiques | Services professionnels
Oakville Children’s Choir, de 2005 à 2010
• Trésorière
Angleterre | États-Unis
Société de l’ostéoporose du Canada, de 1995 à
1998
• Trésorière
Anglais | Français
Faits saillants de sa carrière
Biographie
Mme Davies a contribué au succès de
Knightsbridge depuis son démarrage en 2001.
En plus des quatre acquisitions fondatrices
de Knightsbridge, elle a joué un rôle dans six
acquisitions et trois alliances stratégiques, et ce,
à toutes les étapes du processus (discussions
initiales, négociations et intégration). Elle a formé
des équipes solides et allégées responsables des
finances et de la technologie reconnues pour leur
leadership, leur efficacité, leur engagement et leur
fidélité. Elle est considérée par la direction comme
un leader stratégique qui encourage l’acquisition
d’un sens aigu des affaires chez les autres.
Knightsbridge Human Capital Management Inc.,
Toronto, de 2003 à ce jour
• Chef de la direction financière et secrétaire
générale
• Vice-présidente, Finance
Elle a également accompli ce qui suit : a démarré
deux entreprises internationales au RoyaumeUni et en Australie pour la division Axsium de
Knightsbridge; a assumé la responsabilité de 22
biens-fonds nécessitant un important travail de
négociation et de gestion de projet; a mené deux
grands projets de financement d’entreprise; a
coordonné un changement au sein des actionnaires
de Knightsbridge en 2004; a dirigé la négociations
des dettes en vue d’une acquisition en 2008; a
récemment converti les systèmes d’exploitation
de Knightsbridge à la solution de PRE en nuage
de Netsuite; a joué un rôle essentiel dans la
reconnaissance de Knightsbridge comme l’une des
sociétés les mieux gérées au Canada au cours des
trois dernières années.
A amélioré le sens des affaires et l’analyse financière
de l’unité fonctionnelle Sanofi.
Elle a collaboré avec l’équipe de direction de la
division ontarienne de Pepsi à titre de personneressource dans le domaine des finances pour gérer
l’équipe des finances et améliorer et analyser des
processus d’affaires. Elle a également travaillé
avec l’équipe américaine chargée d’acquérir une
importante entreprise d’embouteillage de Pepsi,
après deux ans de litige.
Sanofi-Synthelabo, Guilford (Angleterre), de 2002
à 2003
• Contrôleuse financière de division, Unité de
cardiologie, médecine interne et SNC
Civil Service College, Sunningdale (Angleterre),
2001
• Tutrice
Pepsi-Cola Canada, Ontario, de 1991 à 1998
• Directrice de la planification de l’unité
commerciale
• Directrice des acquisitions
KPMG, Toronto et Ottawa, de 1984 à 1991
• Directrice de la vérification
Prix et distinctions
• CMA Leadership Award: Big Picture, 2009
• Knightsbridge Knight Award (nommée par ses
pairs), 2003
Elizabeth L. DelBianco, LL.B, MBA
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative
Officer and Corporate Secretary
Celestica Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BA (Hons.), University of Toronto, 1981
LL.B, Queen’s University, 1984
Ontario Bar, 1986
MBA, Richard Ivey School of Business, 1997
New York Bar, 2000
Compensation | Contracts & Negotiations | Corporate Governance
Corporate Secretary | Ethics | Executive Compensation
Executive Recruiting | Human Resources | Law | Mergers & Acquisitions
Communications | Electronics | Manufacturing | Professional Services
Telecommunications
International Experience
China | Hong Kong | Malaysia | Mexico | Singapore | Thailand | USA
Career Highlights
Biography
As a member of the executive management team
of Celestica with responsibility for Legal, Human
Resources, and Communications with deep
experience in all matters related to public company
governance, securities law, human resources,
executive compensation, recruiting and succession
management, mandate includes global policymaking function for areas of responsibility in North
America, Europe and Asia.
Celestica Inc., 1998 to Present
• Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and
Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary
• Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and
Corporate Secretary
• Vice President and General Counsel
Established and responsible for global compliance
office at Celestica and appointed the Chief
Compliance Officer. Established compliance council
responsible for risk management globally.
Awards
Established corporate social responsibility program
at Celestica.
As General Counsel directly involved in over
30 acquisitions, including private and public
companies located in North America, Europe and
Asia.
Bell Canada, 1986 to 1998
• Senior Legal Counsel
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2005,
2006, 2007
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of
Fame Inductee, 2008
Mentoring Partner
Claude Dussault, FCAS, FCIA
Chair, Intact Financial Corporation; Director,
Metro Inc.
Board Experience
Other Boards
Queen’s Law School, Dean’s Advisory Council
Ontario Securities Commission Continuous
Disclosure Advisory Committee (past)
Kristine L. Delkus, LL.B
Senior Vice President, Pipelines and Regulatory Affairs
TransCanada Corporation
Calgary, Alberta
Education
Skills and Expertise
BA (Hons. Pub. Admin.), Carlton University, 1975
LL.B, University of Windsor, 1983
Mentoring Partner
Frederick J. Green
Former President and CEO, Canadian Pacific
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Compliance | Corporate Governance | Law | Mergers & Acquisitions
Policy & Regulations
Industry Experience
Energy & Utilities | Oil & Gas | Power & Utilities
Other Boards
International Experience
USA
Canadian Lymphedema Foundation (past)
TC Pipelines LP
Junior Achievement for Southern Alberta (past)
Career Highlights
Biography
Played significant role in the 2007 creation of the
Keystone pipeline system and the 2009 Keystone XL
System, the new oil pipeline systems designed to
carry heavy oil from the Canadian oil sands to the
Gulf coast. These complex projects are notable for
the groundbreaking regulatory approvals required,
the challenging political environment and the
complex shipper and ownership arrangements.
TransCanada Corporation, 1995 to Present
• Senior Vice President, Pipelines and Regulatory
Affairs
• Deputy General Counsel, Pipelines and
Regulatory Affairs
• Vice President, Law, Gas Transmission
• Vice President, Power and Regulatory Law
• Vice President, Law, Trading and Business
Development
• Associate General Counsel, U.S. Regulatory Law
and North American Pipeline Ventures
• Senior Legal Counsel, U.S. Regulatory Law
Led 2008 application to the National Energy Board
of Canada to remove TransCanada’s Alberta system
from provincial regulation to federal regulation,
allowing the Alberta system the opportunity to
access new gas producing basins in BC.
Completed $1.7 billion acquisition in 2004 of the
Gas Transmission Northwest System and the $3.4
billion acquisition of ANR Pipeline Company in
2006. Post acquisition member of the integration
committee, which was faced with tight timelines,
rapid decision making and complex technical
issues.
Played key role in 1998 formation of TC Pipelines
LP, a publicly traded master limited partnership,
set up as a financing vehicle to hold certain mature
US pipeline assets. Today, it has interests in 5560
miles of federally regulated interstate natural gas
pipelines across the US. Have been a director since
2003.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Washington, D.C., 1988
to 1995
• Attorney
U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the
Solicitor, Division of Energy and Resources,
Branch of Land Use and Realty, Washington, D.C.,
1988
• Attorney
Lockwood, Bellmore & Moore, Toronto, 1983 to
1987
• Barrister and Solicitor
Awards
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2010
• Diversity 50, Canadian Board Diversity Council,
2012
Assunta Di Lorenzo, LL.L
Partner, Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions
Practice
McMillan LLP
Montreal, Quebec
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
International Experience
Mentoring Partner
Claude Dussault, FCAS, FCIA
Chair, Intact Financial Corporation; Director,
Metro Inc.
International Baccalaureate (United World College Government
Scholarship), Lester B. Pearson UWC of the Pacific, 1980
LL.L, University of Ottawa, 1985 | Quebec Bar, 1986
Advanced Management Certificate / Executive Development
Certificate, McGill Executive Institute, McGill University, 2001
Board Experience
Capital Markets | Corporate Governance | Corporate Secretary
Government Relations | Insurance | Law | Management
Mergers & Acquisitions
ESS-LUX Sàrl, de 2007 to 2009
Investments & Mutual Funds | Government | Legal
Professional Services
Brazil | China | France | Germany | Hong Kong | Italy | Luxembourg
Switzerland | United Kingdom | USA
Languages
English | French | Italian | Spanish
Corporate Boards
Blue & Gold Private Investments Inc., 2005 to 2009
Datura Private Investments Inc., 2006 to 2009
Galvaude Private Investments Inc., 2005 to 2009
GERMALUX INVESTMENT I Sàrl, 2007 to 2009
GERMALUX INVESTMENT II Sàrl, 2007 to 2009
Ivory Private Investments Inc., 2005 to 2009
Kings Island Private Investments Inc., 2008 to
2009
Nordica Canada Inc. (affiliate of Benetton S.p.A.),
1989 to 1993
Career Highlights
Biography
At McMillan, acted for AXA S.A in a $2.6 billion
transaction involving the sale of AXA Canada to
Intact Financial Corporation.
McMillan LLP, 2011 to Present
• Partner, Capital Markets and Mergers and
Acquisitions Practice
At PSP Investments, actively participated in planning
the strategic corporate direction of the organization.
Built and managed a strong legal team of 20
professionals capable of successfully completing
transactions locally and internationally. Led the
legal team to win the “Mergers & Acquisitions
Global Counsel Award 2012” for the best legal team
worldwide.
Consulting Services, 2009 to 2011
• Attorney
PSPEUR Sàrl, 2007 to 2009
Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP
Investments), 2004 to 2009
• First Vice President and General Counsel (Legal
and Corporate Secretariat)
• First Vice President, General Counsel and
Corporate Secretary
• Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate
Secretary
Red Isle Private Investments Inc., 2006 to 2009
At PSP investments, made successful
representations to Government representatives and
the Legislative Committee resulting in the grant of
exemptions from the application of new regulatory
measures that could have negatively impacted the
organization`s business. In connection with the
management of PSP`s legal services, established
effective procedures (22 Legal Department Internal
Guidelines) and templates to ensure clients of
the public markets, private equity, real estate and
infrastructure asset classes received consistent and
timely legal advice in a cost-effective manner.
At TAL Global Asset Management, actively
participated in TAL’s decentralization, including
complex restructuring of TAL’s share capital to
create access shares. Counselled Management
Team with respect to the successful acquisitions of
mutual funds/investment management companies
in Canada, U.S., Europe and Cayman Islands and
establishment of TAL`s Asian joint venture in Hong
Kong.
While at TAL, was appointed by 150 minority
shareholders to a 10-member Special Committee
mandated to advise on the sale of their minority
interest (35%) in the share capital of TAL to CIBC. A
challenging, yet successful agreement was reached.
Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, 2002 to 2004
• Partner, Corporate, Commercial and Securities
Law
TAL Global Asset Management Inc., 1995 to 2002
• Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate
Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer
• Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate
Secretary
• Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate
Secretary
• Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Consoltex Group Inc., 1993 to 1994
• Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate
Secretary
Ogilvy Renault LLP, 1989 to 1993
• Attorney, Corporate, Commercial and Securities
Law
Stikeman Elliott LLP, 1985 to 1989
• Attorney, Corporate, Commercial and Securities
Law
Awards
• Global Counsel Award, 2010
Port-aux-Choix Private Investments Inc., 2008 to
2009
Port-aux-Choix Private Investments II Inc., 2008
to 2009
PSPLUX Sàrl, 2007 to 2009
Trinity Bay Private Investments Inc., 2006 to 2009
Other Boards
Foundation of the Sacre-Coeur Hospital of
Montreal
Italian Chamber of Commerce (past)
Assunta Di Lorenzo, LL.L
Associée, groupe Marchés des capitaux, fusions et
acquisitions
McMillan S.E.N.C.R.L., s.r.l.
Montréal (Québec)
Partenaire de mentorat
Claude Dussault, FCAS, FICA
Président du conseil, Intact Corporation
financière; Administrateur, Metro Inc.
Baccalauréat international (bourse gouvernementale des Collèges du
Monde Uni), Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific, 1980
LL.L, Université d’Ottawa, 1985 | Barreau du Québec, 1986
Advanced Management Certificate / Executive Development
Certificate, Institut des cadres de McGill, Université McGill, 2001
Experience au sein de conseils
Assurance | Droit | Fusions et acquisitions | Gestion
Gouvernance d’entreprise | Marchés financiers
Relations avec les gouvernements | Secrétaire générale
Datura Private Investments Inc., de 2006 à 2009
Gouvernement | Investissements et fonds communs de placement
Services juridiques | Services professionnels
GERMALUX INVESTMENT I Sàrl, de 2007 à 2009
Allemagne | Brésil | Chine | États-Unis | France | Hong Kong | Italie
Luxembourg | Royaume-Uni | Suisse
Ivory Private Investments Inc., de 2005 à 2009
Langues
Anglais | Espagnol | Français | Italien
Formation
Compétences et domaines
de spécialisation
Expérience sectorielle
Expérience internationale
Faits saillants de sa carrière
Biographie
Chez McMillan, Mme Di Lorenzo a représenté AXA
S.A. dans le cadre de la vente d’AXA Canada à Intact
Corporation financière pour 2,6 milliards de dollars.
McMillan S.E.N.C.R.L., s.r.l., de 2011 à ce jour
• Associée, groupe Marchés des capitaux, fusions
et acquisitions
Chez Investissements PSP, elle a participé
activement à la planification de l’orientation
stratégique de l’entreprise. Elle a formé et géré
une équipe juridique de haut calibre composée
de 20 professionnels capable de procéder à des
transactions locales et internationales. Cette équipe
juridique a remporté le « Mergers & Acquisitions
– Global Counsel Award 2012 » pour le meilleur
service de contentieux mondial.
Services de consultation, de 2009 à 2011
• Avocate
Grace à ses présentations réussies au
gouvernement et au comité législatif, PSP s’est
vu octroyé des exemptions de l’application
de nouvelles règles qui auraient pu avoir des
répercussions négatives sur de l’organisation. Dans
le cadre de la gestion des services juridiques, elle
a établi 22 procédures et politiques efficaces ainsi
qu’une banque de contrat types pour s’assurer
que les clients des classes d’actif des marchés
publics, du « private equity », de l’immobilier et
de l’infrastructure recevaient de façon rapide et
rentable des conseils juridiques uniformes.
Chez TAL Gestion globale d’actifs inc., elle a
participé à la décentralisation de TAL, incluant la
restructuration complexe de son capital-actions par
la création d’actions participantes. Elle a conseillé
l’équipe de gestion dans le cadre d’acquisitions
réussies de sociétés de fonds d’investissement /
gestion de placement au Canada, aux États-Unis, en
Europe et aux îles Caïmans, et de l’établissment de
la coentreprise asiatique de TAL à Hong Kong.
En outre, chez TAL, elle a été nommée par 150
actionnaires minoritaires à un comité ad hoc de 10
membres chargé de les conseiller quant à la vente
de leur participation minoritaire (35 %) dans le
capital de TAL à la CIBC. Suite à des négociations
serrées, un accord fructueux a finalement été
conclu.
Office d’investissement des régimes de pensions
du secteur public (Investissements PSP), de 2004
à 2009
• Première vice-présidente et chef du
contentieux (Affaires juridiques et secrétaire)
• Première vice-présidente, chef du contentieux
et secrétaire
• Vice-présidente, chef du contentieux et
secrétaire
Fraser Milner Casgrain S.E.N.C.R.L., de 2002 à 2004
• Associée, droit des sociétés, droit commercial et
droit des valeurs mobilières
TAL Gestion globale d’actifs inc., de 1995 à 2002
• Vice-présidente, chef des affaires juridiques,
secrétaire et chef de la conformité
• Vice-présidente, chef des affaires juridiques et
secrétaire
• Vice-présidente, Affaires juridiques et secrétaire
• Conseillère juridique et secrétaire
Groupe Consoltex inc., de 1993 à 1994
• Vice-présidente, Affaires juridiques et
secrétaire
Ogilvy Renault, S.E.N.C.R.L., s.r.l., de 1989 à 1993
• Avocate, droit des sociétés, droit commercial et
droit des valeurs mobilières
Stikeman Elliott S.E.N.C.R.L., s.r.l., de 1985 à 1989
• Avocate, droit des sociétés, droit commercial et
droit des valeurs mobilières
Prix et distinctions
• Global Counsel Award, 2010
Conseils d’entreprise
Blue & Gold Private Investments Inc., de 2005 à
2009
ESS-LUX Sàrl, de 2007 à 2009
Galvaude Private Investments Inc., de 2005 à 2009
GERMALUX INVESTMENT II Sàrl, de 2007 à 2009
Kings Island Private Investments Inc., de 2008 à
2009
Nordica Inc. (société affiliée de Benetton S.p.A.),
de 1989 à 1993
Port-aux-Choix Private Investments Inc., de 2008
à 2009
Port-aux-Choix Private Investments II Inc., de 2008
à 2009
PSPEUR Sàrl, de 2007 à 2009
PSPLUX Sàrl, de 2007 à 2009
Red Isle Private Investments Inc., de 2006 à 2009
Trinity Bay Private Investments Inc., de 2006 à
2009
Autres conseils
Fondation de l’Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de
Montréal
Chambre de commerce italienne (anciennement)
Janet L. Ecker, ICD.D
President and CEO
Toronto Financial Services Alliance
Toronto, Ontario
Mentoring Partner
John M. Thompson, F.ICD
Director, Thomson Reuters
Scholarship Recipient
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BA (Hons. Journ.), University of Ontario, 1975
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2005
Consulting | Corporate Governance | Education | Government
Relations | Management | Marketing | Media Relations
Policy & Regulations | Public-Private Partnerhips | Strategic Planning
Consulting | Education | Financial Services | Government | Healthcare
Public Policy | Public Relations
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Canadian Medical Association Holdings Inc.
• Audit Committee
• Business Conduct and Governance Committee
Denison Mines Inc., 2004 to 2006
• Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee
• Human Resources and Compensation
Committee
Home Capital Group Inc., 2005 to 2009
• Chair, Human Resources and Compensation
Committee
• Audit Committee
Career Highlights
Biography
Created new Toronto Financial Services Alliance as a
public-private partnership; launched first publicprivate strategy to build Toronto as global financial
services hub helping to vault sector into global top
10; launched first Global Risk Institute for Financial
Services, a public-private partnership focused on
applied research into integrated risk management;
created Centre of Excellence for Financial Services
Education to broaden and deepen the financial
services talent pool.
Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA), 2005
to Present
• President and CEO
As Minister of Finance (Ontario), first woman to
deliver an Ontario Government budget (delivered
two); implemented legislation to improve corporate
governance and prevent securities fraud; privatized
government’s financial interest in Teranet (land
registry services); divested Provincial Ontario
Savings Office to credit union; established Ontario
Municipal Economic Infrastructure Financing
Authority.
As Minister of Education (Ontario), initiated laws
to: increase financial accountability of school
boards, set standards for professional development
and performance appraisal of teachers, protect
students from sexual abuse, and set school
safety procedures; oversaw implementation of
comprehensive provincial curriculum for secondary
schools including standardized tests; created Early
Reading Program to improve student literacy;
created Ontario Student Trustees Association.
As Minister of Community and Social Services,
co-chaired Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee
of Social Service Ministers, which created National
Child Benefit for low-income working families;
reformed child welfare system to better protect
abused children; implemented new, comprehensive
employment and income supports program for
people with disabilities and for people on welfare;
implemented self-regulation for Ontario social
workers.
The Tramore Group, 2007 to 2011
• Public Policy Advisor
Ledrew Laishley Reed LLP, 2004 to 2007
• Advisor
Minacs Worldwide Inc., 2004 to 2007
• Audit Committee
• Nominating and Governance Committee
• Human Resources and Compensation
Committee
Other Boards
Commonwealth of Learning
• Executive Committee
Global Risk Institute in Financial Services
Government of Ontario, 1995 to 2003
• Minister of Finance
• Minister of Education
• Government House Leader
• Minister of Community and Social Services
• Member of Parliament - Pickering-AjaxUxbridge
• Member of Parliament - Durham West
• Parliamentary Assistant to Minister of
Community and Social Services
Parsons Brinckerhoff Canadian Advisory Board
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario,
1991 to 1995
• Director of Policy
Ontario Justice and Intergovernmental Affairs
Committee of Cabinet (past)
• Chair
Public Affairs Management Inc., 1987 to 1991
• Senior Consultant; Director, Political Alerts
Ontario Management Board of Cabinet (past)
• Vice Chair
Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, 1986 to
1987
• Assistant Executive Director
Ontario Privatization and Superbuild Committee
of Cabinet (past)
• Chair
Government of Ontario, 1975 to 1986
• Director, Communications Services, Ministry of
Treasury and Economic Affairs
• Assistant Press Secretary, Office of Premier
William Davis
• Communications Advisor for two Ministers of
the Environment
Awards
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2003
• FCI 500: Most Influential People in the
World’s Financial Centres, Financial Centres
International, 2010
Rouge Valley Health System
• Past Chair
• Vice Chair, Chair, Governance Committee
• Vice Chair, Chair, Quality Committee
Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation,
2004 to 2010
Ontario Education Policy Committee of Cabinet
(past)
Stratford Shakespearean Festival, 2005 to 2012
• Chair, Government Relations Committee
• Finance and Audit Committee
Sue Fawcett, CFA, ICD.D
President
Fawcett Financial Inc.
Calgary, Alberta
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
Mentoring Partner
Douglas H. Mitchell, C.M. A.O.E., Q.C., LL.B
Chair, Calgary Airport Authority; Director,
EPCOR Utilities Inc.
BComm, University of Calgary, 1978
Canadian Securities Course, 1980
CFA, The CFA Institute, Singapore, 2006
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2009
Corporate Governance | Compensation | Early Stage Corporate
Structuring and Financing | Financial Analysis | Human Resources
Stakeholder Engagement | Strategic Planning
Airline | Early Stage Technology | Environmental Impact
Financial Services | Investment Management
Professional Consulting | Restaurant | Retail
International Experience
Singapore
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Alberta Economic Development Authority
• Envision Committee - Long Term Planning and
Strategic Direction
Business Development Bank of Canada
• Venture Capital Investment Committee
• Human Resources/Compensation Committee
• Pension Plan Management Committee
Horizon Investment Management/AlphaPro Inc.
• Investment Review Committee
Other Boards
Career Highlights
Biography
With 25 years of experience in the Financial
Services Industry, have developed a deep expertise
in finance and on macro-economic issues relating
to a diverse range of industries and companies.
Throughout career have managed over $80M on
behalf of clients for Scotia McLeod, CIBC Wood
Gundy, and Fawcett Financial in both Canada and
Singapore. Currently serving as financial expert
in the governance of pension fund asset-liability
management.
Fawcett Financial Inc., 2000 to Present
• President, Calgary
• President, Singapore
As a result of deep expertise in public market
governance and the sensitivities of stakeholder
engagement, was selected to serve as a member of
Independent Review Inc.’s team as a financial expert
particularly in the area of mutual funds governance.
As an Angel investor and consultant, have advised
numerous young technology companies at the
start-up stage on successful business structures
and strategies.
As a member of Board of Directors of BDC,
contributed to the design of new initiatives to
strengthen Canada’s early stage financing industry
including role of Angel and Venture Capital
investors.
At CIBC Wood Gundy, helped design and initiate
the first offering of remote access service to
connect employees in home offices to head
office (1997, before PCAnywhere and others were
offered), chosen by peers for the Investment
Dealers Association of Canada, IDA Distinction
Award, and honoured to be selected to serve as a
model and mentor for freshman advisors.
At Faculty of Management, University of Calgary,
was chosen to teach Business Communications 301.
Over 2 year period, developed this credit course
into a successful option for the BComm degree.
Independent Review Inc., 2010 to Present
• Associate
CIBC Wood Gundy, 1986 to 2000
• Vice President and Advisor
ScotiaMcLeod, 1981 to 1986
• Advisor
Faculty of Business, University of Calgary, 1978
to 1980
• Sessional Instructor, Business
Communications 301
Bow Valley Resource Services, 1978 to 1980
• Consultant
Awards
• Investment Dealers’ Association of Canada,
IDA Distinction Award, 1996
Ottawa-Carleton Economic Development
Corporation (now OCRI) (past)
Ottawa Ballet (past)
• Foundations and Corporate Sponsors
Committee
Rideau Club (past)
• Facilities Committee
• Membership Committee
Riverside Hospital Foundation (past)
Debra Finlay, LL.B
Partner, Corporate Commercial
Blakes, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Vancouver, British Columbia
Education
Skills and Expertise
BA (Econ.), University of Calgary, 1988
Faculty of Management, University of Calgary, 1989
LL.B, University of Calgary, 1992
Alberta Bar, 1993
British Columbia Bar, 1994
Business Law | China Practice | Contracts & Negotiation | Corporate
Commercial Law | Corporate Governance | Food, Beverage &
Agribusiness | Information Technology | International Business Law
Mergers & Acquisitions | Outsourcing | Procurement
Industry Experience
Legal | Professional Services
International Experience
Hong Kong | Israel | South Africa | Taiwan
Career Highlights
Biography
Acted as lead counsel in connection with several
complex business process outsourcings in the
Province of British Columbia ranging from $30M to
$800M in value.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, 2008 to Present
• Partner, Corporate Commercial
Significant experience acting for private and public
companies in Canada and acting for international
companies in connection with business
transactions in Canada.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, 1996 to 2008
• Associate and Partner, Corporate Commercial
Liang & Associates, Attorneys-at-Law, 1995 to
1996
• Foreign Legal Consultant – Securities Group
Salloum Doak, Barristers & Solicitors, 1993 to 1994
• Associate, General Litigation
Bennett Jones LLP, Barristers & Solicitors, 1992 to
1993
• Articled Student
State of Israel, Ministry of Justice, 1992
• Legal Intern
Lawyers for Human Rights, National Directorate,
Pretoria, South Africa, 1991
• Legal Intern
Mentoring Partner
Heather A. Shaw, MBA
Executive Chair, Corus Entertainment Inc.;
Director, ShawCor
Board Experience
Other Boards
Hong Kong Canada Business Association Advisory
Board
University of Calgary, Campaign Committee
• Regional Director
Vancouver Hospice Society
Suzanne Gouin, MBA, ICD.D
President and Chief Executive Officer
TV5 Quebec Canada
Montreal, Quebec
Education
Skills and Expertise
BA (Poli.Sci), Concordia University, 1977
Media Studies Masters Course, Concordia University, 1983
MBA, Richard Ivey School of Business, 2000
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2008
Communications | Contracts & Negotiations | Corporate Governance
Executive Compensation | General Management | Government
Relations | Human Resources | Marketing | Media Relations |
Strategic Planning
Industry Experience
Broadcasting | Film & Television | Media | Power & Utilities | Publishing
International Experience
Languages
Brussels | France | Switzerland
Mentoring Partner
Eileen A. Mercier, MBA, FICB, F.ICD
Chair, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan;
Director, Intact Financial, Teekay Corporation
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Hydro-Québec
• Environment and Public Affairs Committee
• Human Resources Committee
Other Boards
Cinemania
CIRTEF (Belgium)
• Finance Committee
St-Mary’s Hospital
• President, Comité de Vigilance
• Executive Committee
French | English
Telus Québec, Advisory Committee to the
President of Telus
Career Highlights
Biography
As President of TV5 Québec Canada, played a key
role in a major reorganization in 2002. Through
2 Strategic Plans, increased independent annual
revenues by 60% in the last 5 years. Consolidated
the adoption of an important review of the rules of
governance of the Board. Actively implementing
the transition towards the digital era via the launch
of mobile applications and web television.
TV5 Quebec Canada, 2002 to Present
• President and Chief Executive Officer
Agence de la santé et des services sociaux du
Grand Montréal, 2006 to 2008
Transcontinental Media, 2000 to 2001
• Vice President, Business Publications
Canadian Broadcast Council, Quebec Council,
1997 to 2008
• Vice President, Quebec Region
Worked with the Union to put in place mechanisms
to recognize in a transparent manner the work of
the employees.
CF Television Inc., 1994 to 1999
• Vice President, News and Public Affairs
• Director, News and Public Affairs
• Interim Director, Production Department
While at CF Television, led a review of all work
processes resulting in a 10% reduction in expenses.
Also led the implementation of digital technology.
As president of Concordia University Board of
Governors’ Communications Committee played an
important role in the revamping of the University’s
brand, the refreshing of the logo and, improving
cohesion amongst the different departments’s
usage of communications tools.
CJNT, 1999 to 2000
• Managing Director
Radio-Canada, 1991 to 1994
• Executive Producer, Montréal Ce Soir
• Producer/Director, Téléjournal
Productions Pixart, 1988 to 1991
• Executive Producer
Radio-Canada, 1979 to 1988
• Producer and News Content Analyst
Awards
• Ordre de Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres,
Government of France, 2008
Concordia University, 2002 to 2012
• President, Communications Committee
• Employees Benefit Committee
• Collective Bargaining Committee
Suzanne Gouin, MBA, IAS. A.
Présidente-directrice générale
TV5 Québec Canada
Montréal (Québec)
Formation
Compétences et domaines
de spécialisation
Expérience sectorielle
Expérience internationale
Langues
BA (sci. poli.), Université Concordia, 1977
Cours de maîtrise en études des médias, Université Concordia, 1983
MBA, Richard Ivey School of Business, 2000
IAS. A., Institut des administrateurs de sociétés, 2008
Communications | Contrats et négociations | Direction générale
Gouvernance d’entreprise | Marketing | Planification stratégique
Relations avec les gouvernements | Relations avec les médias
Rémunération des cadres supérieurs | Ressources humaines
Partenaire de mentorat
Eileen A. Mercier, MBA, FICB, F. ICD
Présidente du conseil, Régime de retraite des
enseignantes et des enseignants de l’Ontario;
Administratrice, Intact Corporation financière
Experience au sein de conseils
Conseils d’entreprise
Hydro-Québec
• Comité de l’environnement et des affaires
publiques
Autres conseils
Cinémania
Édition | Énergie et Services publics | Film et télévision | Médias
Radiodiffusion
CIRTEF (Belgique)
• Comité des finances
Bruxelles | France | Suisse
Hôpital St-Mary’s
• Présidente, Comité de vigilance
• Comité exécutif
Français | Anglais
Telus Québec, Comité consultatif auprès du
président de Telus
Faits saillants de sa carrière
Biographie
À titre de présidente de TV5, Québec, Canada,
Mme Gouin a joué un rôle clé dans une importante
réorganisation en 2002. Grâce à deux plans
stratégiques, elle a fait hausser les revenus annuels
indépendants de 60 % au cours des cinq dernières
années. Elle a encouragé l’adoption d’un important
examen des règles de gouvernance du conseil
d’administration. Elle participe activement à la mise
en œuvre de la transition vers l’ère numérique grâce
au lancement des applications mobiles et de la télé
Web.
TV5 Québec Canada, de 2002 à ce jour
• Présidente-directrice générale
Agence de la santé et des services sociaux du
Grand Montréal, de 2006 à 2008
Transcontinental Médias, de 2000 à 2001
• Vice-présidente, Publications économiques
Conseil canadien des normes de la
radiotélévision, Conseil du Québec, de 1997 à
2008
• Vice-présidente, Région du Québec
Mme Gouin a travaillé avec le syndicat à la mise en
place des mécanismes visant à rendre compte de
façon transparente du travail des salariés.
Alors qu’elle travaillait pour CF Television, elle a
dirigé l’examen de l’ensemble des processus de
travail, ce qui a entraîné une réduction des frais de
10 %. Elle a également dirigé la mise en œuvre de la
technologie numérique.
En tant que Présidente, Comité des
communications du conseil des gouverneurs de
l’Université Concordia, Mme Gouin a joué un rôle
important dans la modernisation de la marque
de l’Université, le rafraîchissement du logo et
l’amélioration de la cohésion au sein des différents
départements en ce qui a trait à l’utilisation des
outils de communication.
CJNT, de 1999 à 2000
• Directrice générale
CF Television Inc., de 1994 à 1999
• Vice-présidente, Nouvelles et affaires publiques
• Directrice, Nouvelles et affaires publiques
• Directrice intérimaire, Service de la production
Radio-Canada, de 1991 à 1994
• Productrice déléguée, Montréal Ce Soir
• Productrice/réalisatrice, Téléjournal
Productions Pixar, de 1988 à 1991
• Productrice déléguée
Radio-Canada, de 1979 à 1988
• Productrice et analyste de contenu au service
de l’information
Prix et distinctions
• Ordre de Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres,
Gouvernement de France, 2008
Université Concordia, de 2002 à 2012
• Présidente, Comité des communications
• Comité des avantages sociaux
• Comité des conventions collectives
Françoise Guénette, LL.L
Senior Vice President, Corporate and Legal Services, and
Secretary
Intact Financial Corporation
Toronto, Ontario
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
International Experience
Languages
LL.L, McGill University, 1976
Québec Bar, 1977
Law Society of Upper Canada, 2000
Compensation | Contracts & Negotiation | Corporate Governance
Corporate Secretary | Human Resources | Law | Mergers & Acquisitions
Pensions | Policy & Regulations | Risk Management
Banking | Corporate Finance | Environmental | Financial Services
Insurance | Real Estate | Reinsurance | Retail | Securities
Telecommunications
Brazil | England | France | India | Luxembourg | Netherlands
French | English
Biography
Created and implemented Risk Management
function at Intact Financial Corporation (formerly
ING Canada Inc.) and established Legislative
Compliance Management Systems to ensure the
organization meets all its legal requirement and
reporting obligations.
Intact Financial Corporation (formerly ING Canada
Inc.), 1997 to Present
• Senior Vice President, Corporate and Legal
Services, and Secretary
At Intact and throughout career, have played
key roles in the integration of new companies
and businesses including corporate and tax
reorganizations, support to operations, streamlining
corporate structures, etc.
At Intact, Laurentian, Bell, and Provigo, developed
methodologies for controlling litigation costs,
including a process and approach for settling
litigation cases on an economic basis, while not
creating bad precedent.
Stephen G. Snyder, MBA
Director, Intact Financial Corporation
Board Experience
Other Boards
University of Montreal
• Governance Committee
• Human Resources Committee
Association des Secrétaires et chefs du
contentieux du Québec (past)
Province of Quebec, Environment and
Conservation Board (past)
• Chair
University of Quebec (past)
• Audit Committee
• Pension Committee
Career Highlights
Played key role in several mergers and acquisitions
such as Intact’s (ING) acquisition of Guardian
in 2000, Zurich in 2002, Allianz in 2004, AXA
in 2011, Jeveo in 2012, and throughout earlier
career, contributing to and supporting strategies,
negotiating sensitive matters, while developing
excellent relationships with all parties, including
opposing parties and regulators.
Mentoring Partner
Bell Canada, 1996 to 1997
• Vice President and General Counsel
Provigo Inc., 1994 to 1996
• Vice President, Legal Affairs, Secretary’s Office
and Environment
Laurentian General Insurance Company, 1985 to
1994
• Vice President, Legal Affairs, Public Affairs and
Secretary’s Office
National Bank of Canada, 1979 to 1985
• Vice President, Secretary’s Office and
Communications
Awards
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2008
Françoise Guénette, LL.L
Première vice-présidente aux services corporatifs et
juridiques, et secrétaire
Intact Corporation financière
Toronto (Ontario)
Formation
Compétences et domaines
de spécialisation
Expérience sectorielle
Expérience internationale
Langues
LL.L, Université McGill, 1976
Barreau du Québec, 1977
Barreau du Haut-Canada, 2000
Contrats et négociation | Droit | Fusions et acquisitions | Gestion des
risques | Gouvernance d’entreprise | Politiques et réglementation
Régimes de retraite | Rémunération | Ressources humaines | Secrétaire
générale
Assurance | Banques | Commerce de détail | Environnement
Financement des sociétés | Immobilier | Réassurance | Services
financiers | Télécommunications | Valeurs mobilières
Angleterre | Brésil | France | Inde | Luxembourg | Pays-Bas
Français | Anglais
Faits saillants de sa carrière
Biographie
Mme Guénette a créé et mis en place une fonction
de gestion des risques à Intact Corporation
financière (auparavant ING Canada Inc.) et
établi des systèmes de gestion du respect de la
législation, afin de s’assurer que la société respecte
toutes les exigences et obligations de déclaration
prévues par la loi.
Intact Corporation financière (auparavant ING
Canada Inc.), de 1997 à ce jour
• Première vice-présidente aux services
corporatifs et juridiques, et secrétaire
Elle a joué un rôle déterminant dans le cadre de
plusieurs fusions et acquisitions, notamment
l’acquisition par Intact (ING) de Guardian, Zurich,
Allianz, AXA et Jeveo, en 2000, 2002, 2004, 2011 et
2012 respectivement. Plus tôt dans sa carrière, Mme
Guénette a participé à l’élaboration et au soutien de
stratégies et mené des négociations sur des sujets
sensibles, tout en établissant d’excellentes relations
avec toutes les parties, y compris les parties
adverses et les autorités de réglementation.
À Intact et tout au long de sa carrière, elle a assumé
des fonctions clés dans l’intégration de nouvelles
sociétés, y compris les réorganisations d’entreprise
et les réorganisations fiscales, le soutien à
l’exploitation, la rationalisation des structures
d’entreprise, etc.
À Intact, à la Laurentienne, chez Bell et chez
Provigo, elle a mis au point des méthodes visant
à réduire les coûts de règlement des litiges,
notamment un processus et une approche
de règlement des litiges fondés sur l’aspect
économique, sans créer de mauvais précédent.
Bell Canada, de 1996 à 1997
• Vice-présidente et chef des affaires juridiques
Provigo Inc., de 1994 à 1996
• Vice-présidente, Affaires juridiques, et
secrétaire
Laurentienne générale, compagnie d’assurance,
de 1985 à 1994
• Vice-présidente, Affaires juridiques, et
secrétaire
Banque Nationale du Canada, de 1979 à 1985
• Vice-présidente, secrétaire et communications
Prix et distinctions
• Nommée parmi les 100 femmes les plus
puissantes au Canada en 2008
Partenaire de mentorat
Stephen G. Snyder, MBA
Administrateur, Intact Corporation financière
Experience au sein de conseils
Autres conseils
Université de Montréal
• Comité de gouvernance
• Comité des ressources humaines
Association des secrétaires et chefs du
contentieux du Québec (anciennement)
Conseil de la conservation et de l’environnement
du Québec (anciennement)
• Présidente, Comité
Université du Québec (anciennement)
• Comité de vérification
• Comité des régimes de retraite
Jane Halford, FCA, ICD.D
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Mentoring Partner
John T. Ferguson, C.M., FCA, F.ICD
Chair, Suncor Energy Inc., Princeton
Developments Ltd.
Scholarship Recipient
Education
Skills and Expertise
BComm, University of Alberta, 1994
CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, 1997
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2009
FCA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, 2012
Accounting | Audit | Corporate Governance | Ethics | Financial Planning
Human Resources | Management | Media Relations | Strategic Planning
Industry Experience
Accounting & Auditing | Regulatory
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Alberta Economic Development Authority
• Vice Chair, Envision Alberta Committee
• Board of Management
Canadian Public Accountability Board (past)
Other Boards
University of Alberta Alumni Association
• President
International Women’s Forum, Edmonton Chapter
• Treasurer
Career Highlights
Biography
As the Executive Director and Chief Executive
Officer of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
of Alberta (ICAA), together with their charitable
organization the Chartered Accountants Education
Foundation (CAEF), developed and implemented
organizational strategic plans for a regulatory body,
charitable foundation, and a member association.
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta,
2003 to Present
• Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
• Director, Practice Review
While Chief Executive Office and Executive Director
of the ICAA and Executive Director of the CAEF,
modernized operations though development of
human resource policies and practices including
performance management, compensation, and
work-life balance initiatives.
Co-created with the Alberta government and
the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta
innovative programs to attract and support
internationally trained professional accountants to
the Alberta workforce.
With the Chartered Accountants Education
Foundation, established successful financial literacy
campaign to help young Albertans learn the basics
of money management.
Grant Thornton Chartered Accountants LLP, 1994
to 2003
• Senior Manager
Awards
• Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People, Alberta
Venture Magazine, 2012
• Fellow of the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of Alberta, 2012
• Global Women of Vision, 2008
• Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta,
Early Achievement Award, 2003
Alberta School of Business, Business Alumni
Association (past)
• Director
George Spady Centre (past)
• Chair
Leadership Edmonton (past)
• Chair
Lendrum Community League (past)
• President and Treasurer
Wendy Hanrahan, CA
Executive Vice President, Corporate Services
TransCanada Corporation
Calgary, Alberta
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BSc (Bus. Admin.), University of South Carolina, 1984
CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants, 1988
Accounting | Audit | Communications | Compensation
Executive Compensation | Executive Recruiting | Human Resources
Information Technology | Management | Mergers & Acquisitions
Pensions | Policy & Regulations | Recruitment | Strategic Planning
Accounting & Auditing | Construction | Energy & Utilities
Oil & Gas | Power & Utilities
Mentoring Partner
Ian A. Bourne, F.ICD, ICD.D
Chair, Ballard Power Systems Inc.; Vice Chair,
SNC Lavalin; Director, Canadian Oil Sands
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Churchill Corporation
• Chair, Human Resources and Compensation
Committee
• Audit Committee
Other Boards
Bowen Workforce Solutions Advisory Board
Heritage Park
Calgary Economic Development, Business
Investment Advisory Committee (past)
Canadian Mental Health Association (past)
Career Highlights
Biography
One Yellow Rabbit Theatre (past)
At TransCanada as Vice President, Human
Resources:
TransCanada Corporation, 1998 to Present
• Executive Vice President, Corporate Services
• Vice President, Human Resources,
Communications
• Director, Planning and Evaluations, and Vice
President TC Pipelines LP
• Director, Corporate Strategy and Planning
• Director, Accounting
University of Calgary Student Services Advisory
Committee (past)
• Chair
• Led initiative to institute a new performance
management system, including leaders
development programs, tools, and technology.
• Led people integration for various acquisitions
over the past decade.
As Director of Accounting at TransCanada:
• Was a key participant in negotiating team for
first negotiated incentive settlement for NOVA
Gas transmission.
• Negotiated agreement with shippers regarding
incentive arrangement for merger synergies.
Key participant in team that delivered on $100
million in cost savings.
• Led the integration of the accounting groups
for the NOVA/TransCanada merger.
Gulf Canada Resources, 1990 to 1995
• Various financial and accounting leadership
positions
Ernst & Young, 1985 to 1990
• Audit Manager
Laura Hantho, MBA, ICD.D
Independent Advisor
MaRS, Richard Ivey School of Business
Toronto, Ontario
Education
Skills and Expertise
BComm (Hons.), University of Toronto, 1987
MBA, University of Western Ontario, 1989
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2006
Developing & Building New Businesses | General Management
Information Technology | Marketing | Operations | Outsourcing
Sales | Strategic Planning
Industry Experience
Business Services | Education | Information Technology
International Experience
India | Philippines | Sri Lanka | USA
Career Highlights
Biography
As an independent Advisor at MaRS, a Canadian
science and technology innovation centre, and
Cambrai Solutions, a software development
company, provided guidance on business strategies
and facilitated access to business skills, networks,
and capital.
MaRS, 2010 to Present
• Advisor
At the Richard Ivey School of Business, coached
17 teams of MBA and HBA candidates. Advised on
all aspects of the consulting engagement process
as well as the development of business plans
and investor presentations for new commercial
enterprises.
Co-founded, built and sold two successful
companies: Webhelp, an information technology
and business process outsourcing company, and
The King West Club, a health services company.
Major highlights of creating and operating
Webhelp and The King West Club include: creation
of innovative services and products as well as
unique business models; development of strong
leadership teams; creation of over 2000 jobs;
establishment of effective business control systems;
development, licensing and sale of proprietary
technology; acquisition of Fortune 500 clients such
as Microsoft, Sony and AOL; establishment of 8
strategic partnerships in North America, Europe,
and Asia; and private equity investments of more
than $60M.
While at IBM in a variety of executive positions,
managed product and services portfolios ranging
from $90M to $200M in annual sales. Formally
recognized for consistently exceeding revenue,
expense, and customer satisfaction targets.
Richard Ivey School of Business, 2009 to Present
• Executive-in-Residence, Ivey Consulting Project
• Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Ivey New Venture
Project
Cambrai Solutions, 2010 to 2012
• Advisor
The King West Club, 2004 to 2008
• Co-founder, Director and Chief Executive
Officer
Webhelp Inc., 1999 to 2003
• Co-founder, Director and Chief Operations
Officer
IBM Canada Ltd., 1989 to 1999
• Global Services Executive
• Professional Services Executive
• National Brand Manager
• Marketing Manager
• Systems Engineer
Awards
• Recipient of 13 major awards from IBM
• Webhelp Inc. ranked one of “Canada’s Hottest
Start-ups” in 2002 and 2003 by Profit Magazine
• Webhelp Inc. ranked one of “Canada’s Most
Promising 25 Internet Companies” in 2001 by
Bain & Company and The Globe and Mail
Mentoring Partner
Jean-René Halde, MBA
President and CEO, Business Development
Bank of Canada
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
The King West Club, 2004 to 2008
Webhelp Inc., 1999 to 2003
Other Boards
Richard Ivey School of Business, Ivey Advisory
Board
Brenda L. Hoffman
TMX Group Head and Chief Information Officer
TMX Group Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
International Experience
Mentoring Partner
Claude Dussault, FCAS, FCIA
Chair, Intact Financial Corporation; Director,
Metro Inc.
BA (Hons. Econ.), University of Waterloo, 1986
Board Experience
Information Technology
Corporate Boards
Information Technology | Securities & Financial Markets
Natural Gas Exchange
Austria | Belgium | Czech Republic | Greece | India | Italy | Netherlands
Spain | UK | USA
Career Highlights
Biography
Throughout career, have built and led technology
teams that have successfully designed, developed
and installed 25 trading and order management
applications into 25 international exchange systems
in 12 countries.
TMX Group Inc., 2001 to Present
• TMX Group Head and Chief Information Officer
• Vice President, Information Trading and
Technology
Built and led a global team of 300+ IT professionals
with specialized skills in trading technology and
on-site customer support across 5 geographic
locations at both Information Systems Managment
Corporation and TMX Group.
Have executed large, complex IT projects including
multiple vendors, multiple technologies and
complex management structures.
Successfully awarded multiple technology patents.
Manage and operate a global software sales
and delivery division at TMX that provides risk
management software and solutions to the
financial industry. This division has a global
customer base including clients in London, New
York, Sydney and Toronto.
ISM Information Systems Management (a division
of IBM Global Service Canada), 1990 to 2001
• Director, World Wide Competency Center for
e-Markets and e-Brokerage Solutions
• International Marketing and Operations
Manager
• International Business Unit Manager
• Project Manager
TIL Systems LTD, 1986 to 1990
• Project Manager, Application Software Trading
Workstation
• Project Manager, Network Implementation
• Analyst, Information Systems
Awards
• IBM Global Services BestFest, Outstanding
Sales, 2000
• IBM Golden Circle Award, Outstanding Sales,
1987
• ISM Presidents Award, Outstanding Overall
Contribution, 1992, 1998
• Outstanding Achievement and Team
Recognition for Italian Government Bond
Market, 1995
• Outstanding Achievement and Team
Recognition for Italian Options Launch, 1993
• Team Award – Outstanding Achievement and
Team Recognition for Delhi Stock Exchange,
1986
• TIL Presidents Award, Outstanding
Contribution, 1988
Catherine J. Hughes, P.Eng
Executive Vice President, International Oil and Gas
Nexen Inc.
Calgary, Alberta
Education
BSc (Elec. Eng.), Institut National des Sciences Appliqués de Lyon,
France, 1985
Skills and Expertise
Compensation | Executive Compensation | General Management
Human Resources| Management | Operations | Recruitment | Sales
Strategic Planning | Technology
Industry Experience
Energy & Utilities | Oil & Gas
International Experience
Languages Spoken
France | Italy | Nigeria | Senegal | UK | USA
English | French | Italian
Mentoring Partner
Donald J. Lowry, MBA
President and CEO, EPCOR Utilities Inc.;
Chair, Canadian Oil Sands, Capital Power
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Pason System Inc. (past)
• Compensation and Human Resources
Committee
• Governance Committee
Other Boards
Hayskane Business School, Management Advisory
Board (past)
Petroleum Services Association of Canada (past)
Career Highlights
Biography
A senior executive with significant international,
corporate, “hands on” operating and leadership
experiences, including:
Nexen Inc., 2009 to Present
• Executive Vice President, International Oil and
Gas
• Vice President, Operational Services,
Technology and Human Resources
• Vice President, Operational Services and
Technology
At Nexen, successfully initiated and led a major
transformation towards performance including
performance management and drive for excellence.
Also, as a member of the lead executive team,
served in steering committees for most divestitures
(Heavy Oil, JV in the Gulf of Mexico, Norway) and
big projects (Balzac, Golden eagle). Most recently
serving as the project sponsor for a major project in
the Gulf of Mexico.
For Husky Oil, as Vice President Oil Sands,
responsible for all upstream Oil Sands project
development and production, built a performing
team and developed and delivered on a solid
strategy for all the assets. Specific wins include
building the foundation for the successful JV with
BP for the development of the integrated Sunrise
project (200,000bpd), the ERCB Sunrise project
approval with minor stakeholder issues, the
“diagnosis” of Tucker Oil sand project issues, and
the acquisition of strategically critical mineral land
assets to protect future projects.
While Vice President, Exploration and Production
Services for Husky Oil, successful in leading a
35% reduction in Safety incidents as well as a
70% reduction in cost of Service incidents by
introducing and driving a culture of excellence.
As President of Schlumberger Canada and
Geomarket Manager for Oilfield Services Canada,
responsible for all Schlumberger operations
in Canada, achieved over 50% improvement
in Environment and Safety statistics, 45%
improvement in Service quality, 57% increase in
revenue with after tax income increase of 200%.
This was accomplished by a significant emphasis
on accountability, training, attitude and leadership
at all levels, in addition to a focused strategy and
clear goals.
Husky Oil Operation Ltd., 2005 to 2009
• Vice President, Oil Sands
• Vice President, Exploration and Production
Services
Schlumberger Canada Ltd., 2001 to 2005
• President and Geomarket Manager, Oilfield
Services Canada
Schlumberger US, 1998 to 2001
• Siebel Training Coordinator, Oilfield Services
• Operation Manager, Wireline
Schlumberger Anadrill UK, 1995 to 1998
• Account Manager (Sales), Anadrill
• Personnel Manager, Anadrill
Schlumberger Wireline Europe and Africa, 1993
to 1995
• Recruiting Manager, Wireline and Testing
Schlumberger GeoQuest Nigeria, 1992 to 1993
• Petrophysicist, GeoQuest
Schlumberger Wireline Nigeria/Italy, 1986 to 1991
• Field Engineer, Wireline
Awards
• Consumer Choice Award, Business Woman of
the Year - Calgary, 2003
• Diversity 50, Canadian Board Diversity Council,
2012
• Key Women in Energy - Americas, 2003 and
2004
• Key Women in Energy - Global Award, 2004
Catherine J. Hughes, ing.
Vice-présidente exécutive, Activités pétrolières et gazières
internationales
Nexen Inc.
Calgary (Alberta)
Formation
BSc (génie électrique), Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de
Lyon, France, 1985
Compétences et domaines
de spécialisation
Exploitation | Gestion | Gestion générale | Planification stratégique
Recrutement | Rémunération | Rémunération des dirigeants
Ressources humaines | Technologies | Ventes
Expérience sectorielle
Expérience internationale
Langues
Énergie et services publics | Pétrole et gaz
États-Unis | France | Italie | Nigeria | Royaume-Uni | Sénégal
Anglais | Français | Italien
Partenaire de mentorat
Donald J. Lowry, MBA
Président et chef de la direction, EPCOR
Utilities Inc.; Président du conseil, Canadian
Oil Sands, Capital Power
Experience au sein de conseils
Conseils d’entreprise
Pason System Inc. (anciennement)
• Comité de la rémunération et des ressources
humaines
• Comité de gouvernance
Autres conseils
Association Canadienne des Services Pétroliers
(anciennement)
Hayskane Business School, Conseil consultatif de
gestion (anciennement)
Faits saillants de sa carrière
Biographie
Cadre superieur au sein d’entreprises international
avec experience en poste corporate, en operations
et en leadership.
Nexen Inc., de 2009 à ce jour
• Vice-présidente directrice, Activités pétrolières
et gazières internationales
• Vice-présidente, Services opérationnels,
technologie et ressources humaines
• Vice-présidente, Services opérationnels et
technologie
Chez Nexen, Mme Hughes a initiée une
transformation de culture axée sur la performance
integrant un système de gestion des resultats
robuste et la poursuite de l’excellence. De plus, à
titre de membre de l’équipe des dirigeants, elle
a participé aux comités directeur de direction de
la majorité des désinvestissements (Heavy Oil,
coentreprise dans le golfe du Mexique, Norvège)
et à des projets d’envergure. Récemment, elle
a parrainé un important projet dans le golfe du
Mexique.
À la société Husky Oil, en tant que Vice-présidente
responsable de tous les projets de développement
et de production relatifs aux sables bitumineux,
elle a mis sur pied une équipe efficace et a mené à
bien une stratégie solide concernant tous les actifs :
incluant l’établissement des bases de la coentreprise
avec BP dans le cadre du développement du projet
Sunrise (200 000 bpd).
Dans le cadre de ses fonctions de Vice-présidente,
Services d’exploration et de production, pour la
société Husky Oil, elle a dirigé avec succès une
initiative de réduction de 35 % des incidents de
sécurité et de 70 % des coûts liés aux incidents de
service en intégrant une culture d’excellence.
À titre de Présidente de la filiere Canadienne de
Schlumberger, elle a été responsable de l’ensemble
des operations au Canada. Les résultat incluent
une amélioration de plus de 50 % du côté de
l’environnement et la sécurité, une amélioration
de 45 % de la qualité des services, une hausse
de 57 % des revenus et une hausse de 200 % du
revenu net. Ces resultat derivent de l’accent mis
sur la responsabilisation, la formation, l’attitude
et le leadership à tous les niveaux, en plus d’une
stratégie ciblée et d’objectifs clairement définis.
Husky Oil Operation Ltd., de 2005 à 2009
• Vice-présidente, Sables bitumineux
• Vice-présidente, Services d’exploration et de
production
Schlumberger Canada Ltd., de 2001 à 2005
• Présidente et directrice de la filiale canadienne
Schlumberger US, de 1998 à 2001
• Coordonnatrice de la formation Siebel
• Directrice responsable des operations wireline
Schlumberger Anadrill UK, de 1995 à 1998
• Gestionnaire de comptes (Ventes), Anadrill
• Directrice du personnel, Anadrill
Schlumberger Wireline, Europe et Afrique, de
1993 à 1995
• Directrice du recrutement, Wireline et Testing
Schlumberger GeoQuest Nigeria, de 1992 à 1993
• Petrophysicist, GeoQuest
Schlumberger Wireline Nigeria/Italie, de 1986 à
1991
• Ingénieure de chantier, Wireline
Prix et distinctions
• Consumer Choice Award, Business Woman of
the Year – Calgary, 2003
• Diversité 50, Conseil canadien pour la diversité
administrative, 2012
• Programme Key Women in Energy – Amériques,
2003 et 2004
• Programme, Key Women in Energy - Mondial,
2004
Cynthia Johnston
Executive Vice President, Corporate Services
TransAlta Corporation
Calgary, Alberta
Education
Skills and Expertise
BA (Econ.), University of Calgary, 1984
MA (Appl. Econ.), University of Victoria, 1986
Corporate Services | Customer Service | Operations
Policy & Regulatory | Project Management & Planning
Strategy Development
Industry Experience
Energy & Utilities
Mentoring Partner
James M. Stanford, O.C., LL.D, P.Eng
Former Chair, Petro-Canada, NOVA Chemicals
Board Experience
Other Boards
Lethbridge College
• Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
Alberta Mentor Foundation for Youth (past)
• Vice Chair
Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Calgary and Area (past)
• Vice President
Career Highlights
Biography
Post-acquisition integration of Canadian Hydro
Developers, Inc. wind and hydro fleets (600 MW)
into Trans’s renewables business.
TransAlta Corporation, 2009 to Present
• Executive Vice President, Corporate Services
• Vice President, Renewable Operations
Negotiated three consecutive rate regulatory
agreements with diverse Customer and Intervenor
groups on behalf of FortisAlberta.
FortisAlberta Inc., 2004 to 2009
• Vice President, Regulatory and Legal
• Vice President, Customer Service and
Regulatory
• Vice President, Corporate Services and
Regulatory
Closed $850 million sale of transmission business
and $840 million sale of distribution/retail business
in 2002 and 2000 respectively. Managed large
multidisciplinary project teams to transition both
businesses to new owners – Link/SNC Lavalin and
UtiliCorp.
TransAlta Corporation, 1989 to 2003
• Vice President, Fuel Supply and Hydro
Operations
• Vice President, Transmission
• Director, Business Development
• Director, Business Transition
• Director, Retail Sales and Marketing
• Manager, Product Development and Pricing
• Strategic Accounts Manager
• Manager, Wholesale Energy Marketing
• Executive Analyst to President and Chief
Executive Officer
• Short Term Energy Marketer
• Senior Forecast Analyst
Anne Kinvig, CHRP, ICD.D
Chief Operating Officer
Pacific Blue Cross and BC Life
Burnaby, British Columbia
Education
Skills and Expertise
BComm (Ind. Rel.), University of British Columbia, 1983
CHRP, BC Human Resources Management Association, 1998
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2011
Various Development Courses in Executive Compensation, Pensions, and Benefits
Change Management | Compensation | Contracts & Negotiations
Corporate Governance | Human Resources
Labour Relations & Negotiations | Mergers & Acquisitions | Operations
Pensions | Strategic Planning | Recruitment
Industry Experience
Aviation | Insurance | Transportation
Career Highlights
Biography
At BC Life, oversaw the creation and implementation
of new strategic plan to bring the Company back
to profitability. The Company’s financial results for
year-end 2009 were the best in BC Life’s history from a 2007 net loss of $1.2M to a 2008 profit of
$640K and in 2009 a profit of $4.2M.
Pacific Blue Cross and BC Life, 2011 to Present
• Chief Operating Officer
At Pacific Blue Cross, negotiated new collective
agreement with CUPE for newly merged
organization which involved merging three
collective agreements. Since then have negotiated
4 renewal collective agreements, substantially
achieving the original mandate established without
work stoppage. At Canadian Airlines negotiated
new collective agreement with Canadian Auto
Workers that provided significant cost savings
during a time when the airline was experiencing
financial difficulty.
Have overseen numerous large projects at Pacific
Blue Cross, including: the implementation of
new disability and life claims system for BCLife, a
replacement of microfiche technology with new
scanning technology; a highly successful project
to significantly expand use of existing space,
increasing workstations by 100 without impacting
employee engagement; and implementation of a
new integrated HRIS and payroll system requiring
significant change management activities such
as negotiating a holdback for pay periods and
implementation of a time capture system for
unionized staff.
Successfully negotiated a new contract for Pacific
Blue Cross with Health Benefit Trust for a renewal
of existing Extended Health and Dental business
along with the addition of new services related to
the billing and enrollment functions for life and
disability benefits.
Pacific Blue Cross, 1997 to 2011
• Senior Vice President, Human Resources and BC
Life Operations
Canadian Airlines International, 1986 to 1997
• Manager, Labour Relations
• Supervisor, Labour Relations
• Labour Relations Analyst
Mentoring Partner
Douglas P. Hayhurst, FCA, ICD.D
Director, Ballard Power Systems, Canexus
Income Fund
Board Experience
Other Boards
Pacific Salmon Foundation
• Chair, Governance Committee
• Executive Committee
Vancouver Board of Trade, Health Wellness & WellBeing Task Force
Sue Lee
Director
AltaLink, Holcim Canada
Calgary, Alberta
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BA (Anthro. & Psych.), Rhodes University, 1972
Post Graduate Honours Diploma, Graduate School of Business
Administration, University of Witwatersrand, 1975
Executive Development Program, University of Michigan, 1996
Directors Education Program, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2006
Finance for Non-financial Managers, Queen’s University, 2006
Communciations | Compensation | Executive Recruiting | Governance
Human Resources | International Business | Management | Mergers &
Acquisitions | Organizational Design | Pensions | Succession Planning
Energy & Utilities | Financial Services | Manufacturing | Professional
Services | Retail | Tourism
International Experience
South Africa
Career Highlights
Biography
Played key executive role in merger between
Suncor and PetroCanada in 2009, accomplishing
the following: extremely short merger preparation
and close (5 months); worked closely with CEO to
set up new organization; key participant in PMO
Steering Committee to oversee all enterprise
merger set up and integration initiatives;
oversaw all key HR, culture, communications and
stakeholder relations to position new company
from the day of close and integrated all key
programs. As a result, all employees were on same
New Suncor HR programs 16 months after close;
during this time 11 collective agreements were
successfully completed. Was a key member of
the EPMO and IS steering committee overseeing
ongoing integration of processes for the company
and getting onto common ERP platform.
Suncor Energy Inc., 1996 to 2012
• Senior Vice President, Human Resources and
Communications
Key accomplishments at Suncor include: as
member of Suncor Energy’s executive team for
16 years, grew company from a $2B market cap
organization to over $60B+; Founding President
of Suncor Energy Foundation from 1998 to
2012, shifted strategies from ‘Giving’ to ‘Creating
Sustainable Communities’ in key communities
where Suncor does business; and established
Suncor University to develop leaders and means
to culturally integrate leaders from both legacy
companies from the merger; internal and external
communications; stakeholder relationships and
consultations; corporate social responsibility as part
of sustainability strategy and commitment.
Edgars Group (South Africa), 1973 to 1978
• Divisional Personnel Manager
Secretary to Human Resources and Compensation
Committee from 1993 to 2012; supported
numerous top level organization designs including
Suncor’s historic CEO succession transition in 2012.
In South Africa, was the first woman, and nonwhite
person during the apartheid period, to become
Divisional Personnel Manager in a large retail group.
Became very comfortable dealing with ambiguity
and complexity and valuing differences.
Trans Corporation, 1982 to 1996
• Vice President, Human Resources
• Director, Quality and Organization Change
• Project Manager, Quality of Service
• Manager, Human Resources Development
First City Trust, 1980 to 1982
• Manager, Human Resources Development
Koret of Canada, 1979 to 1980
• Personnel Manager
Silverwing Holidays, 1978 to 1979
• Reservations Manager
Awards
• Alberta Centennial Medal, 2005
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2003,
2004, 2005, 2006
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, Hall
of Fame Inductee, 2007
• Diversity 50, Canadian Board Diversity Council,
2012
Mentoring Partner
John A. MacNaughton, C.M., ICD.D, F.ICD
Chair, Business Development Bank of Canada
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
AltaLink
• Human Resources and Governance Committee
Holcim Canada
• Compensation Committee
• Environment and Occupational Health and
Safety Committee
Other Boards
University of Calgary
• Human Resources and Governance Committee
Bow Valley College Board of Governors, 1998 to
2001
Caribbean-Canada Emerging Leaders’ Dialogue,
2011
• Canadian Co-Chair
Conference Board of Canada, 1993 to 2008
• Human Resources Executive Committee - West
• Human Resources Executive Committee National Advisory Committee
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation,
2001 to 2002
• Taking Pulse Executive Steering Committee
Suncor Energy Foundation (SEF), 1998 to 2012
• President and Chair
Volunteer Calgary Leadership Awards, 2002 to
2011
• Honorary SEF Chair
YMCA Calgary, 2007 to 2011
• Nominating and Board Governance Committee
Sue Lee
Partenaire de mentorat
Administratrice
AltaLink, Holcim Canada
Calgary (Alberta)
Formation
Compétences et domaines
de spécialisation
Expérience sectorielle
BA (anthr. et psych.), Rhodes University, 1972
Diplôme d’études supérieures en comportement organisationnel,
Graduate School of Business Administration, University of
Witwatersrand, 1975
Programme de formation des cadres, University of Michigan, 1996
Programme de perfectionnement des administrateurs, IAS, 2006
Finance pour gestionnaires non financiers, Université Queen’s, 2006
Commerce international | Communications | Conception
organisationnelle | Fusions et acquisitions | Gestion | Gouvernance
Planification stratégique | Recrutement de cadres | Régimes de
retraite | Rémunération | Ressources humaines
Commerce de détail | Énergie et services publics | Fabrication
Services financiers | Services professionnels | Tourisme
Expérience internationale
Afrique du Sud
Faits saillants de sa carrière
Faits saillants de sa carrière continué
Mme Lee a participé à la fusion entre Suncor et
Petro-Canada en 2009. Elle a notamment : préparé
et conclu la fusion rapidement (cinq mois); aidé
le PDG à établir la nouvelle entreprise; siégé au
comité directeur du BGP pour superviser la fusion
et l’’intégration; coordonné les RH, la culture, les
communications et les relations avec les parties
intéressées afin que la nouvelle entreprise soit prête
et les principaux programmes intégrés. Tous les
employés étaient inscrits aux programmes de RH de
la nouvelle Suncor et onze conventions collectives
ont été signées 16 mois après la fusion. Elle a été un
membre essentiel du comité directeur du BGP des
projets et des SI, et supervise l’intégration continue
des processus de l’entreprise et l’établissement
d’une plateforme commune de PRE.
En Afrique du Sud, elle a été la première femme
non blanche sous l’apartheid à devenir directrice
du personnel de division pour un grand détaillant,
ce qui lui a appris à composer avec l’ambiguïté et la
complexité, et la valorisation des différence.
Ses principales réalisations à Suncor comprennent
sa participation à l’équipe de direction de Suncor
Énergie pendant 16 ans; sa contribution à faire
passer la capitalisation boursière de l’entreprise
de 2 G$ à plus de 60 G$; son rôle de présidente
fondatrice de la Fondation Suncor Énergie de 1998
à 2012; la réorientation stratégique de la Fondation,
dont le mandat n’est plus de « donner », mais plutôt
d’« encourager des communautés durables » dans
les principales collectivités où Suncor exerce ses
activités; la mise sur pied de l’Université Suncor,
qui vise à former les leaders de demain et à trouver
des moyens d’intégrer culturellement les dirigeants
des entreprises fusionnées; les communications
internes et externes; les relations avec les parties
intéressées et les consultations auprès de celles-ci;
ainsi que la responsabilité sociale de l’entreprise en
termes de durabilité, de stratégie et d’engagement.
Mme Lee est secrétaire du Comité des ressources
humaines et de la rémunération depuis 1993.
Elle a participé à de nombreux remaniements
organisationnels de haut niveau, notamment la
transition successorale historique du chef de la
direction de Suncor en 2012.
Biographie
Suncor Énergie Inc., de 1996 à 2012
• Première vice-présidente, Ressources humaines
et communications
TransAlta Corporation, de 1982 à 1996
• Vice-présidente, Ressources humaines
• Directrice, Qualité et changement
organisationnel
• Gestionnaire de projet de la qualité des services
• Directrice du développement des Ressources
humaines
John A. MacNaughton, C.M., F. ICD
Président du conseil, Banque de
développement du Canada
Experience au sein de conseils
Conseils d’entreprise
AltaLink
• Comité des Ressources humaines et de la
gouvernance
Holcim Canada
• Comité de la rémunération
• Comité sur l’environnement et la santé et la
sécurité au travail
Autres conseils
Institut des administrateurs de sociétés, Calgary
Chapter
• Comité de direction
Université de Calgary
• Comité des Ressources humaines et de la
gouvernance
Bow Valley College, de 1998 à 2001
Conference Board of Canada, de 1993 à 2008
• Comité exécutif des Ressources humaines –
Ouest
• Comité exécutif des Ressources humaines –
Comité consultatif national
Dialogue Caraïbes-Canada des futurs leaders de
2011
• Coprésidente canadienne, de 2010 à 2011
Fondation nationale des réalisations autochtones,
de 2001 à 2002
• Comité directeur de gestion du programme
Taking Pulse
Fondation Suncor Énergie, de 1998 à 2008
• Présidente, conseil
First City Trust, de 1980 à 1982
• Directrice du développement des Ressources
humaines
Volunteer Calgary Leadership Awards, de 2002 à
2011
• Présidente honoraire du conseil, SEF
Koret of Canada, de 1979 à 1980
• Directrice du personnel
YMCA de Calgary, de 2007 à 2011
• Comité de gouvernance et de nomination
Silverwing Holidays, de 1978 à 1979
• Directrice des réservations
Edgars Group (Afrique du Sud), de 1973 à 1979
• Directrice du personnel de division
Prix et distinctions
• Diversité 50, Conseil canadien pour la diversité
administrative, 2012
• Intronisée au Temple de la renommée des 100
femmes les plus puissantes au Canada en 2007
• Médaille du centenaire de l’Alberta, 2005
• Nommée parmi les 100 femmes les plus
puissantes au Canada, de 2003 à 2006
Fiona L. Macdonald, MBA
Managing Director for Executive Compensation, Canadian
and US West Divisions
Towers Watson
Vancouver, British Columbia
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BA, University of British Columbia, 1978
MBA, University of British Columbia, 1980
Directors Education Program, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2008
Benefits | Compensation | Consulting | Contracts & Negotiation
Executive Compensation | Human Resources | Margers & Acquisitions
Pensions
Energy & Utilities | Financial Services | Mining & Materials | Oil & Gas
Professional Services | Transportation
International Experience
USA
Career Highlights
Biography
Over 25 years consulted to hundreds of companies
in Canada and US on executive compensation.
Assisted companies with attraction and retention
challenges relating to periods of intense
competition due to robust economic growth,
with challenges relating to prolonged and intense
economic downturns, and with challenges faced in
normal circumstances.
Towers Watson (formerly Towers Perrin), 1995 to
present
• Managing Director, Executive Compensation –
Canadian and US West Divisions
• Managing Partner, National Executive
Compensation and Rewards Practice
• National Leader, Executive Compensation
Practice
• Principal
Assisted 2 large energy companies through merger
integration – to select the best of each, and in some
cases entirely new aspects, of their compensation
philosophy and programs, in order to retain talent
and reinforce the new organization’s business
strategy.
Worked with a large energy company as it split
itself into 2 – helping to determine when “clone and
go” was efficient, and when different policies were
needed to align with their new business strategy.
Issues also included appropriate levels of director
compensation.
Helped Board of a pre-production mining
company to change its compensation philosophy
and increase its governance over executive
compensation as it entered production and needed
to address greater shareholder scrutiny, and
reduced levels of acceptable dilution.
Throughout career have managed and grown
consultancies in the US and Canada, to be marketleading, well respected, and profitable; providing
clients with sound advice and the professionals
with rewarding careers. Successfully achieved two
turnarounds where new leadership needed to be
developed and financial performance significantly
improved.
As a corporate and commercial lender (portfolio
of large and medium-sized businesses) at Bank of
Montreal, helped grow market share, while learning
banking fundamentals and interest rates reached
20% and a severe recession followed.
Strategic Compensation Associates, Los Angeles,
California, 1994 to 1995
• Principal
William M. Mercer, Los Angeles, California, 1989
to 1994
• Principal and Head of the Compensation
Practice for Southern California
• Consultant
William M. Mercer, Toronto, 1986 to 1989
• Associate Principal
• Consultant
Bank of Montreal, 1980 to 1986
• Commercial Banking Account Manager
• Corporate Banking Account Officer
Mentoring Partner
Richard L. George
Director, Royal Bank of Canada
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Institute of Corporate Directors, BC Chapter,
Executive Committee
BCIT Foundation Board (past)
Sue MacKenzie, P.Eng, MBA, ICD.D
Independent Consultant;
Director, Enerplus Corporation
Calgary, Alberta
Education
Skills and Expertise
BEng (Mech.), McGill University, 1983
MBA (Dean’s List), University of Calgary, 1997
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2012
Compensation | Consulting | Corporate Governance
Executive Compensation | Executive Recruiting | General Management
Human Resources | Management | Operations | Pensions | Recruitment
Risk Management | Strategic Planning
Industry Experience
Consulting | Oil & Gas
Langues
English | French
Mentoring Partner
Hugh J. Bolton, FCA, F.ICD
Chair, EPCOR Utilities Inc.; Director, CN, Teck,
Toronto-Dominion Bank, WestJet Airlines
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Enerplus Corporation
• Chair, Human Resources and Compensation
Committee
• Reserves Committee
Other Boards
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
• Chair, Governance Committee
• Human Resources Committee
Safe Haven Foundation
• Chair, Strategic Planning Committee
Career Highlights
Biography
As Executive in Residence at The Banff Centre,
played a key role in development and ongoing
delivery of TBC’s women’s leadership program.
The Banff Centre, 2009 to Present
• Executive In Residence, Leadership
Development
At Oilsands Quest Inc. as Chief Operating Officer,
initiated and led pan organization structural
realignment to enable future development. Built
and led multidisciplinary team in delivery of SteamAssisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) pilot design and
implementation plan on schedule and on budget.
Independent Consultant, 2010 to Present
At Petro-Canada as Vice President, Human
Resources, developed and implemented a
successful two-year plan that realigned Human
Resources organization and delivered results that
supported the company’s strategic objectives.
One of four senior Petro-Canada representatives
in Petro-Canada/Suncor merger Program
Management Office accountable for driving premerger integration preparedness.
As Vice President, In Situ Development and
Operations at Petro-Canada, managed on-time,
on-budget, zero Lost Time project execution,
subsequent optimization of $300M MacKay
River operation. Met or exceeded strategic and
operational objectives, resulting in exemplary
safety performance, top quartile operating costs,
and industry-leading steam-oil-ratio (SOR). Also
initiated and led strategic acquisition program that
significantly increased Petro-Canada’s in situ oil
sands resource volumes.
Oilsands Quest Inc., 2010
• Chief Operating Officer
Petro-Canada, 1997 to 2009
• Vice President, Human Resources
• Vice President, In Situ Development and
Operations
• General Manager, In Situ Development and
Operations
• Manager, MacKay River Project
Amoco Canada, 1983 to 1997
• Team Coordinator, Wolf Lake Heavy Oil
• Various engineering and leadership roles
The Banff Centre, Leadership Development
Advisory Board
Bearspaw Golf and Country Club (past)
• President
• Vice President
• Chair, Long Range Planning Committee
Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Calgary
Immigrant Employment Council (past)
Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Talent Pool Board
(past)
Canadian Heavy Oil Association (past)
• President
• Co-Chair Technical Committee
Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation (past)
• Alberta Selections Committee
Energy Processing Magazine Advisory Board
(past)
Foothills Academy Society (past)
• Chair
• Chair, Strategic Planning Committee
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology,
ChemEng Technology Advisory Board (past)
University of Calgary, Engineering Internship
Program Advisory Council (past)
University of Calgary, Schulich School of
Engineering Advisory Council (past)
Sue MacKenzie, ing., MBA, IAS. A.
Conseillère indépendante
Administratrice, Enerplus Corporation
Calgary (Alberta)
Formation
Compétences et domaines
de spécialisation
Expérience sectorielle
Langues
BIng (Mech.), Université McGill, 1983
MBA (Palmarès du doyen), Université de Calgary, 1997
IAS. A., Institut des administrateurs de sociétés, 2012
Consultation | Exploitation | Gestion | Gestion des risques
Gestion générale | Gouvernance d’entreprise | Planification stratégique
Recrutement | Recrutement de cadres | Régimes de retraite
Rémunération des cadres | Rémunération | Ressources humaines
Consultation | Pétrole et gaz
Partenaire de mentorat
Hugh J. Bolton, FCA, F.ICD
Président du conseil, EPCOR Utilities Inc.;
Administrateur, CN, Teck, La Banque TorontoDominion, WestJet Airlines
Experience au sein de conseils
Conseils d’entreprise
Enerplus Corporation
• Présidente, comité des ressources humaines et
de la rémunération
• Comité des réserves
Autres conseils
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
• Vice-présidente
• Présidente, comité de gouvernance
• Comité des ressources humaines
Anglais | Français
Safe Haven Foundation
• Présidente, comité de planification stratégique
Faits saillants de sa carrière
Biographie
À titre de cadre résidente au Banff Centre, elle
a joué un rôle clé dans le développement et
l’administration continue du programme de
leadership féminin du Banff Centre.
The Banff Centre, de 2009 à ce jour
• Cadre résidente, développement du leadership
Dans le cadre de ses fonctions de chef de
l’exploitation pour la société Oilsand Quest Inc., elle
a lancé et géré la restructuration de l’organisation
en vue de son développement futur. Elle a mis sur
pied et dirigé une équipe multidisciplinaire chargée
de la conception d’un projet pilote de procédé de
drainage par gravité au moyen de vapeur (DGMV),
et d’un plan de mise en œuvre dans les délais et
selon le budget prévus.
Chez Petro-Canada, alors qu’elle était viceprésidente, Ressources humaines, elle a élaboré et
mis en œuvre un plan réussi de remaniement des
Ressources humaines sur une période de deux ans
qui a produit des résultats appuyant les objectifs
stratégiques de la société.
Elle a été l’un de quatre représentants principaux de
Petro-Canada du bureau de gestion du programme
de fusion de Suncor et de Petro-Canada
responsables des préparatifs pour l’intégration
préalable à la fusion.
À titre de vice-présidente, mise en valeur et
exploitation in situ chez Petro-Canada, elle a
géré l’exécution selon l’échéancier et le budget
prévus, sans perte de productivité et l’optimisation
subséquente du projet MacKay River de 300 M$.
Elle a satisfait ou dépassé les objectifs stratégiques
et opérationnels, produisant ainsi un rendement
exemplaire sur le plan de la sécurité, des coûts
d’exploitation se situant dans le quartile supérieur,
et un ratio vapeur-pétrole parmi les meilleurs du
secteur. Elle a aussi entrepris et dirigé un programme
d’acquisition stratégique qui a considérablement
augmenté les volumes de ressources en sables
bitumineux in situ de Petro-Canada.
Conseillère indépendante, de 2010 à ce jour
Oilsands Quest Inc., 2010
• Chef de l’exploitation
Petro-Canada, de 1997 à 2009
• Vice-présidente, ressources humaines
• Vice-présidente, mise en valeur et exploitation
in situ
• Directrice générale, mise en valeur et
exploitation in situ
• Directrice, projet MacKay River
Amoco Canada, de 1983 à 1997
• Coordonnatrice d’équipe, Wolf Lake Heavy Oil
• Divers postes d’ingénieure et de leader
The Banff Centre, conseil consultatif sur le
développement du leadership
Bearspaw Golf and Country Club (anciennement)
• Présidente
• Vice-présidente
• Présidente, comité de planification à long
terme
Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Calgary
Immigrant Employment Council (anciennement)
Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Talent Pool Board
(anciennement)
Canadian Heavy Oil Association (anciennement)
• Présidente
• Co-Présidente, comité technique
Energy Processing Magazine, conseil consultatif
(anciennement)
Fondation canadienne des bourses de mérite
(anciennement)
• Comité de sélection de l’Alberta
Foothills Academy Society (anciennement)
• Présidente
• Présidente, comité de planification stratégique
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, conseil
consultatif sur les technologies de génie chimique
(anciennement)
Université de Calgary, conseil consultatif du
programme de stages en génie (anciennement)
Université de Calgary, conseil consultatif de la
Schulich School of Engineering (anciennement)
Michèle D. McCarthy, LL.M, ICD.D
President
McCarthy Law Professional Corporation
Toronto, Ontario
Mentoring Partner
Stephen J. J. Letwin
President and Chief Executive Officer,
IAMGOLD Corporation
Scholarship Recipient
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
International Experience
Languages
BA, University of Toronto, 1979 | MA, University of Windsor, 1981
LL.B, Osgoode Hall, 1984
Ontario Bar, 1986
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2004
LL.M, Osgoode Hall, 2009
Contracts & Negotiation | Corporate Governance | Executive
Compensation | Government Relations | Law | Mergers & Acquisitions
Pensions | Risk Management | Strategic Planning
Aviation | Banking | Financial Services | Investments & Mutual Funds
Mining & Materials | Professional Services | Securities & Financial
Markets | Shipping | Transportation
Germany | UK | USA
English | French
Career Highlights
Career Highlights cont’d
At McCarthy Law, creating new Schedule 1 or 2
banks for clients across all operational functions
and advising on regulatory matters and capital
structures.
At Deutsche Bank (Canada), completed the
following transactions: led the Branching project
to convert DBC to a foreign bank branch, with full
budget responsibility directly reporting to the DBC
Board (2000-2001); led multi-disciplinary team
integrating BT Bank of Canada and BT Alex Brown
(1999-2000); led acquisition of Scudder Mutual
Funds (2002); was Relationship Manager for all
regulators: OSFI, CDIC, BAK (Germany), the IDA, TSX
and securities commissions.
At GMAC/ResMor, had full regulatory
responsibilities and accomplished the following:
launched Ally, a new online banking functionality
(2009) and launched the retail automotive lending
(2009); developed new business strategy with the
ResMor Board and GMAC LLC (2009); built legal
department of four lawyers and reduced legal
spend by over 50%; managed roll-out of new
Legislative Compliance Management system (2010);
built and maintained strong working relationships
with OSFI, CDIC and the OSC.
At GMAC/ResMor, completed the following
transactions:
• created a structure to augment Tier 1 Capital by
$333mm (2010)
• led the acquisition of ResMor (2007) and its
continuance as a bank (2009 to 2011)
• restructured GMAC Residential Funding of
Canada during ABCP crisis (2007 to 2008) and
divested non-core divisions (2007 to 2008)
• led the Canadian aspect of the $14Bn debt
financing for GMAC (2008).
At UBS Bank (Canada), established UBS AG Canada
Branch completing over 200 tasks across all
disciplines and functions in the Bank and directing
project decisions. Also, drafted the Business Plan for
OSFI in consultation with U.S. parent company.
Biography
McCarthy Law Professional Corporation, 2003 to
Present
• President
GMAC Residential Funding of Canada Limited and
ResMor Trust Company, 2007 to 2011
• Chief Legal Officer
• Chief Privacy Officer
• Ombudsman
• Head of Compliance
• Corporate Secretary
UBS Bank (Canada) Toronto, 2002 to 2003
• Consultant, Corporate Reorganization and
Branching
Deutsche Bank (Canada) Toronto, 1997 to 2002
• Chief Legal Officer
• Head of Compliance
• Corporate Secretary
Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, Toronto, 1983 to 1997
• Partner
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Integra Capital Ltd.
• Independent Review Committee
Lago Dourado Minerals Ltd. TSX-V – LDM
• Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee
Northwest & Ethical Investments
• Independent Review Committee
Ontario Teachers Group (now Educator’s
Financial)
• Chair, Independent Review Committee
Picton Mahoney Asset Management
• Independent Review Committee
Timbercreek Asset Management Ltd.
• Chair, Independent Review Committee
Brain Hunter Inc. TSX – BH (past)
• Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee
Deutsche Bank Securities (past)
Humber Memorial Hospital (past)
• Chair of Quality Assurance Committee
Toronto Port Authority (past)
• Chair
Other Boards
Canada’s National Ballet School
• Chair, Human Resources Committee
Rekai Foundation for the Rekai Care Centres
St. George’s Society
• President
• Vice President (past)
Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association (past)
North Rosedale Ratepayers Association (past)
Trinity College, University of Toronto (past)
Michèle D. McCarthy, LL.M, IAS. A.
Présidente
McCarthy Law Professional Corporation
Toronto (Ontario)
Partenaire de mentorat
Stephen J.J. Letwin
Président et chef de la direction, IAMGOLD
Corporation
Récipiendaire de la bourse
Formation
Compétences et domaines
de spécialisation
Expérience sectorielle
Expérience internationale
Langues
BA, Université de Toronto, 1979 | MA, Université de Windsor, 1981
LL.B, Osgoode Hall, 1984 | Membre du Barreau de l’Ontario, 1986
IAS. A., Institut des administrateurs de sociétés, 2004
LL.M, Osgoode Hall, 2009
Contrats et négociation | Droit | Fusions et acquisitions | Gestion des
risques | Gouvernance d’entreprise | Planification stratégique | Régimes
de retraite | Relations avec les gouvernements | Rémunération des
cadres supérieurs
Banques | Expédition | Mines et matières premières | Placements et
fonds communs de placement | Services financiers | Services
professionnels | Transports | Valeurs mobilières et marchés financiers
Allemagne | États-Unis | Royaume-Uni
Faits saillants de sa carrière
Faits saillants de sa carrière continué
À McCarthy Law, elle a participé à la mise sur pied
de deux nouvelles banques de l’annexe I ou II pour
des clients de tous les domaines opérationnels
et elle a fourni des conseils sur des questions de
réglementation et de structures de capital.
À la Deutsche Bank (Canada), elle a mené à bien
les opérations suivantes : dirigé le projet de
conversion de la DBC en une succursale d’une
banque étrangère, en assumant la responsabilité
budgétaire complète, sous l’autorité directe du
conseil d’administration de DBC (2000-2001); mené
l’équipe multidisciplinaire chargée d’intégrer la
Banque BT du Canada et BT Alex Brown (19992000); dirigé l’acquisition de Scudder Mutual Funds
(2002); agi à titre de directrice des relations pour
les organismes de réglementation, soit le BSIF, la
SADC, BAK (Allemagne), l’ACCOVAM, TSX et les
commissions des valeurs mobilières.
À GMAC/Resmor, elle a terminé les suivants
transactions : structure pour augmenter de 333
M$ les fonds propres de première catégorie
(2010); acquisition de ResMor (2007) et poursuite
de ses activités comme banque (de 2009 à 2011);
restructuration de Financement résidentiel GMAC
du Canada limitée pendant la crise du PCAA
(de 2007 à 2008) et abandon des divisions non
essentielles (de 2007 à 2008); volet canadien d’un
financement par emprunt de 14 G$ pour GMAC
(2008).
À la UBS Bank (Canada), elle a établi la succursale
canadienne d’UBS AG en exécutant plus de 200
tâches et en orientant les décisions liées au projet.
Elle a également rédigé le plan d’entreprise pour
le BSIF, en consultation avec la société mère
américaine.
Conseils d’entreprise
Integra Capital Ltd.
• Comité d’examen indépendant
Lago Dourado Ltd. TSX-V – LDM
• Présidente, Comité de gouvernance et de
nomination
Northwest & Ethical Investments
• Comité d’examen indépendant
Ontario Teachers Group (maintenant Educator’s
Financial)
• Présidente, Comité d’examen indépendant
Picton Mahoney Asset Management
• Comité d’examen indépendant
Anglais | Français
À GMAC/ResMor, elle a assuré la surveillance
réglementaire et accompli ce qui suit : nouvelle
fonctionnalité bancaire en ligne nommée Ally
(2009); prêts automobiles pour particuliers
(2009); nouvelle stratégie d’affaires avec le conseil
d’administration de ResMor et GMAC LLC (2009);
service juridique composé de quatre avocats
et réduit les frais juridiques de plus de 50 %;
déploiement d’un système de gestion du respect
de la législation (2010); établissement d’excellentes
relations professionnelles avec le BSIF, la SADC et
la CVMO.
Experience au sein de conseils
Biographie
McCarthy Law Professional Corporation, de 2003
à ce jour
• Présidente
Financement résidentiel GMAC du Canada limitée
et ResMor Trust Company, de 2007 à 2011
• Chef des affaires juridiques
• Chef de la protection de la vie privée
• Ombudsman
• Chef de la conformité
• Secrétaire générale
UBS Bank (Canada) Toronto, de 2002 à 2003
• Consultante en réorganisation et ouverture de
succursale
Deutsche Bank (Canada) Toronto, de 1997 à 2002
• Chef des affaires juridiques
• Chef de la conformité
• Secrétaire générale
Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, Toronto, de 1983 à
1997
• Associée
TimberCreek Asset Management Ltd.
• Présidente, Comité d’examen indépendant
Administration portuaire de Toronto
(anciennement)
• Présidente
Brain Hunter Inc. TSX – BH (anciennement)
• Présidente, Comité de gouvernance et de
nomination
Deutsche Bank Securities (anciennement)
Humber Memorial Hospital (anciennement)
• Présidente, Comité d’assurance qualité
Autres conseils
École nationale de ballet du Canada
• Présidente, Comité des ressources humaines
Rekai Foundation for the Rekai Care Centres
St. George’s Society
• Présidente
• Vice-présidente (anciennement)
Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association
(association des juristes du Grand Toronto)
(anciennement)
North Rosedale Ratepayers Association
(association des contribuables de North Rosedale)
(anciennement)
Trinity College, Université de Toronto
(anciennement)
Rosemarie McClean, MBA, CMA, ICD.D
Senior Vice President, Member Services
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Toronto, Ontario
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
Mentoring Partner
Jocelyn Proteau
Chair, BTB REIT, 20-20 Technologies Inc.
BA (Econ.), University of Waterloo, 1984
MBA, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, 1997
Financial Literacy for Directors and Executives, University of Toronto,
Rotman School of Management, 2005
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2007
CMA, Chartered Management Accountants of Canada, 2009
Board Experience
Accounting | Client Relations | Communications | Human Resources
Other Boards
Financial Services | Pension Management
Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation (CMSF)
• Chair, Audit Committee
Corporate Boards
Alberta Pension Administration Corporation
• Chair, Human Resources Committee
• Audit Committee
Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA)
• Audit Committee
Heart and Stroke Foundation, 2003 to 2006
• Communications Chair (North York)
Career Highlights
Biography
Led the organization to achieve first-place overall in
an international benchmarking study.
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, 1986 to Present
• Senior Vice President, Member Services
• Various positions in project management and
service delivery
Executive Advisor to a major Finance & IT
transformation within the Investment Division at
Teachers’.
Achieved a strategic reorganization of Client
Services at Teachers’ with significant measurable
improvements in the speed, range and quality of
service delivery.
Founded the Women in Teachers’ program to
empower and increase the development of key
talent in the organization.
Provided key leadership to maintain services
throughout a contentious labour disruption.
Awards
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2008
Sheila McIntosh, MBA, ICD.D
Executive Vice President, Communications and
Stakeholder Relations
Cenovus Energy Inc.
Calgary, Alberta
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BA (Eng. and Hist.), Brandon University, 1974
BLS, University of Alberta, 1975
MBA, McGill University, 1992
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2012
Communications | Corporate Governance | Financial Planning
Government Relations | Investor Relations | Media Relations
Policy & Regulations | Reputation Management | Strategic Planning
Government | Hospitality | Mining & Materials | Oil & Gas
Transportation
International Experience
USA
Career Highlights
Career Highlights cont’d
Played key executive role in three major Canadian
corporate restructurings: break-up of Canadian
Pacific Limited into five publicly-traded companies
in 2001; merger of PanCanadian Energy and Alberta
Energy to form Encana Corporation in 2002; split of
Encana to form Cenovus Energy in 2009. Provided
market perspectives and strategic input; managed
relations with investors, government, staff and the
public.
Part of a small team that planned and executed the
break-up of Canadian Pacific Limited. Guided the
investor relations and communications activities,
helping to facilitate significant realization of value
for shareholders. Executed a highly complex
investor relations program that encompassed as
many as 10 companies in different industries.
In creation of Cenovus Energy in 2009, helped
develop strategic direction, managed all external
relations and led teams involved in creating the
Cenovus brand – in 2012 Cenovus was recognized
by Brand Finance Plc as one of the “Top 50 Canadian
Brands” with a brand value of over $1B. Guided
development of corporate responsibility program –
in 2012 Cenovus was recognized as a global leader
in corporate responsibility, being named to the
Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). Led
investor relations team that established the market
presence of the company – increase in market
cap of about 30% to $25B over the first two years.
Increased awareness of the importance of company
reputation within the organization, developing a
framework for managing reputational risks.
Cenovus Energy Inc., 2009 to Present
• Executive Vice President, Communications and
Stakeholder Relations
Built strategies for stakeholder acceptance for
the Encana split; led award-winning investor and
media relations teams at Encana – recognized by IR
Magazine Canada Awards.
As a member of PanCanadian’s executive team
facilitated a successful merger of PanCanadian
Energy and Alberta Energy to form Encana by
effective communications with the public and
investment community.
Biography
Encana Corporation, 2002 to 2009
• Executive Vice President, Corporate
Communications
• Vice President, Investor Relations
PanCanadian Energy Corporation, 2001 to 2002
• Vice President, Investor Relations
Canadian Pacific Limited, Calgary and Montreal,
1985 to 2001
• Vice President, Corporate Communications and
Investor Relations
• Assistant Vice President, Corporate
Communications
• Director, Investor and Industry Relations
• Manager, Business Information Systems
Canadian Consulate General, New York, 1979 to
1985
• Chief of Library and Information Services
Mentoring Partner
Gerald W. Grandey, P.Eng, JD
Director, Canadian Oil Sands, Potash
Corporation, Inmet Mining, Sandspring
Resources
Board Experience
Other Boards
Calgary YWCA (past)
• Board Effectiveness Committee
• CEO Evaluation Committee
Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) (past)
University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Dean’s
Advisory Council (past)
Nancy McKinstry, C.M.
Director
HSBC Bank Canada, Delta Hotels & Resorts,
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
Vancouver, British Columbia
Education
Skills and Experience
Industry Experience
Marketing Diploma, British Columbia Institute of Technology, 1970
Canadian Securities Course, 1983
Portfolio Manager’s License, 1999
Directors Education Program, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2011
Corporate Governance | Finance | Human Resource Management
Investment | Risk Management | Strategic Planning
Banking | Consumer Goods | Financial Services | Hospitality | Insurance
Investment | Retail
Mentoring Partner
Purdy Crawford, C.C., LL.M, F.ICD, ICD.D
Counsel, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Delta Hotels & Resorts
• Human Resources Committee
HSBC Bank Canada
• Audit Committee
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
• Human Resources Committee
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, 2010
to 2012
• Chair
Career Highlights
Biography
Successfully led the oversight and risk management
of 2 large capital and infrastructure projects. During
tenure as Chair of Simon Fraser University, had
$250 M in building construction taking place on a
new downtown campus and at ICBC, undertook a
$400 M business transformation project to convert
legacy systems to a more user and customer
friendly model.
Consultant, 2009 to 2011
• Strategy in Retail, Financial Services, Banking
and Non-Profit Sectors
Led, as Chair, corporate, industry and non-profit
boards with a special interest in governance,
risk management and stakeholder relations
and communications. This included: aligning
risk oversight to changing market conditions;
tightening processes and accountability and
ensuring current risks are compatible with defined
corporate risk tolerance; reviewing, revising and
updating policies that affect board performance;
and leading board evaluation and recruitment
processes.
At Odlum Brown, mentored and developed a high
performance team to successfully build, manage
and retain private client securities investments
over a 23-year timeframe. Upon retirement, helped
transition the business to protégées with a 98%
business retention.
Recognized for championing both education and
research on diversity and inclusion in business
and the community, with an interest in enhancing
corporate financial performance and culture
change through diversity. By ensuring that diversity
and inclusion was elevated to the Executive
agenda, this has been accomplished both within
the organizations that I have worked with and as a
consultant to industry. Particular experience with
Aboriginal culture and communities, people with
disabilities and gender representation.
Odlum Brown Ltd., 1983 to 2004 (Retired)
• Vice President and Director, Portfolio Manager
for Private Clients, Executive Committee
member and Shareholder Partner
Aljean of Canada, 1979 to 1983
• Sales and Marketing Manager, Canada and USA
Eaton’s of Canada, 1970 to 1979
• Western Canadian Divisional Manager
• Merchandise Manager
• Buyer
Awards
• Association of Women in Finance, Lifetime
Achievement Award, 2011
• BCIT Alumni Association, Distinguished Alumni
Award for Community Service, 2003
• British Columbia Institute of Technology,
Honorary Doctorate, 2011
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2005
• Influential Woman in Business Award, 2004
• Order of Canada, Member, 2005
• Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal,
2012
• Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002
• SFU Community Impact Award, 2007
• Simon Fraser University, Honorary Doctorate of
Laws, 2004
• Vancouver 100 Most Powerful Women, 2010
Odlum Brown Ltd., 1987 to 2004
• Audit Committee
• Human Resources Committee
Vancouver Stock Exchange, 1996 to 1997
Other Boards
Minerva Foundation for BC Women, Advisory
Council
Ovarian Cancer Research Center, BC Cancer
Agency Advisory Council
Investment Dealers Association, 1990 to 1994
Minerva Foundation for BC Women, 1999 to 2005
• Chair
Simon Fraser University, 2005 to 2009
• Chair
Edmée Métivier
Mentoring Partner
Chief Executive Officer, Quebec
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Montreal, Quebec
Education
Skills and Expertise
Eileen A. Mercier, MBA, FICB, F.ICD
Chair, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan;
Director, Intact Financial, Teekay Corporation
MA (Mgt.), University of Lancaster, 1998
Board Experience
Communications | Consulting | Corporate Governance | Education
Finance | General Management | Government Relations
Human Resources | Leadership Development | Management
Marketing | Operations | Recruitment | Risk Management | Sales
Strategic Planning | Transformational Change Management
Corporate Boards
Aboriginal | Academia | Banking | Consulting | Corporate Finance
Financial Services | Public Policy | Public Relations | Staffing
Other Boards
Languages
French | English
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (past)
Industry Experience
Industrial Alliance Trust Inc.
Precarn Incorporated (past)
Canadian Youth Business Foundation (past)
McGill University International Executive Institute
Advisory Board (past)
McGill University, Desautels Faculty of
Management Advisory Board (past)
Career Highlights
Biography
Led development and implementation of business
strategies for BDC Financing and Consulting. Over
7 years, loan portfolio grew by +$5B, and profit
increased 3 times.
Heart and Stroke Foundation, 2012 to Present
• Chief Executive Officer, Quebec
While leading day-to-day activities of BDC’s
pan-Canadian operation, led a lean management
review of all business units and launched major
transformational project to enhance roles and
responsibilities, processes and technology-a multiyear, multi-million dollar investment project with
success i.e. with continued growth.
Instrumental in designing and implementing
federal government Business Capital Availability
Program (BCAP) during 2008 to 2009 recession. Led
delivery of the program and achieved more than
$5B in financing for Canadian businesses – 2 times
initial objective.
Initiated strong integrated risk management
culture by reviewing risk tolerance, pricing for
risk and engaging Board in discussion that led
BDC to be comfortable taking more risk. Also
upgraded capacity in integrated risk management
by introducing strong Portfolio Risk Management,
enhancing Market Risk and Treasury Risk Policies
and implementing ERM framework.
Led Bank-wide employee-based consultative
process to re-affirm BDC’s core values with 1200+
employees during major public crisis. These values
still living in the organisation today.
At RBC led and grew SME market by implementing
strong segmentation strategies (marketing). RBC
became a leader in this area.
As VP, HR at RBC, led strategic review of HR
practices for 4 business units to build competencies
for the future: Retail, Business Banking, Cards and
Risk Management.
Business Development Bank of Canada, 2000 to
2011
• Executive Vice President, Financing and
Consulting (Montreal)
• Executive Vice President, Integrated Risk and
Technology Management
• Executive Vice President, Integrated Risk and
Resources Management
• Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and
Resources Management
Royal Bank Financial Group, 1978 to 2000
• Customer Segment Management: Vice
President, Small and Medium Enterprises
(Toronto)
• Strategic Human Resources: Vice President,
Human Resources (Toronto)
• Sales Management: Area Manager (Laval and
North Shore)
• Various roles
Awards
• Association of Women in Finance, Award for
Leadership, 2010
Shad International (past)
YWCA Montréal (past)
Partenaire de mentorat
Edmée Métivier
Chef de la direction, Québec
Fondation des maladies du cœur et de l’AVC
Montréal (Québec)
Formation
Compétences et domaines
de spécialisation
Eileen A. Mercier, MBA, FICB, F. ICD
Présidente du conseil, Régime de retraite des
enseignantes et des enseignants de l’Ontario;
Administratrice, Intact Corporation financière
MA (gestion), University of Lancaster, 1998
Experience au sein de conseils
Communications | Consultation | Éducation | Exploitation | Finances
Gestion | Gestion des risques | Gestion du changement
transformationnel | Gestion générale | Gouvernance d’entreprise
Marketing | Perfectionnement des compétences en leadership
Planification stratégique | Recrutement | Relations gouvernementales
Ressources humaines | Ventes
Conseils d’entreprise
Autochtones | Banques | Consultation | Dotation
Financement des entreprises | Politique gouvernementale
Relations publiques | Services financiers | Universités
Fondation canadienne des jeunes entrepreneurs
(anciennement)
Langues
Français | Anglais
Expérience sectorielle
Industrielle Alliance, Fiducie Inc.
Precarn Incorporated (anciennement)
Autres conseils
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal
(anciennement)
Institut international des cadres de l’Université
McGill, conseil consultatif (anciennement)
Shad International (anciennement)
Faits saillants de sa carrière
Faits saillants de sa carrière continué
Mme Métivier a élaboré et mis en œuvre des
stratégies d’affaires pour BDC Financement et
Consultation. En sept ans, le portefeuille de prêts
a grimpé de cinq milliards de dollars et les profits
ont triplé.
Elle a dirigé, à titre de VP des RH à la RBC, un
examen stratégique des pratiques des RH pour
quatre unités fonctionnelles : services de détail,
services aux entreprises, cartes et gestion des
risques.
Elle a dirigé un examen de la gestion allégée
des unités fonctionnelles de la BDC, ses activités
quotidiennes pancanadiennes, et un projet
transformationnel pour améliorer les rôles,
responsabilités, processus et technologies. Ce
projet pluriannuel de plusieurs millions de dollars
croît continuellement.
Biographie
Elle a participé à la conception et la mise en
œuvre du Programme de crédit aux entreprises du
gouvernement fédéral durant la récession de 2008
à 2009 et a dirigé l’exécution du programme grâce
auquel cinq milliards de dollars ont été versés à des
entreprises canadiennes – le double de l’objectif
initial.
Elle a établi une culture axée sur la gestion des
risques en examinant la tolérance au risque et
l’établissement des prix en fonction des risques
et en convainquant les membres du conseil
d’administration dela BDC de prendre plus de
risques. A aussi accru la capacité de gestion
intégrée des risques grâce à une gestion solide du
risque de portefeuille, l’amélioration des politiques
sur le risque de marché et le risque de trésorerie, et
la mise en œuvre du cadre de GRE.
Elle a dirigé le processus de consultation
des employés afin de consolider les valeurs
fondamentales de la BDC auprès de ses 1 200
employés. Ces valeurs sont encore véhiculées au
sein de l’organisation.
Mme Métivier a assuré, à la RBC, la direction et
la croissance du marché des PME grâce à des
stratégies de segmentation (marketing). La RBC est
devenue un chef de file dans ce domaine.
Fondation des maladies du cœur et de l’AVC, de
2012 à ce jour
• Chef de la direction, Québec
Banque de développement du Canada, de 2000
à 2011
• Vice-présidente exécutive, Financement et
consultation (Montréal)
• Vice-présidente exécutive, Gestion des risques
intégrés et des technologies
• Vice-présidente exécutive, Gestion des risques
intégrés et des Resources
• Première vice-présidente, Planification
stratégique et gestion des Resources
RBC Groupe Financier, de 1978 à 2000
• Gestion du segment de la clientèle : viceprésidente, Petites et moyennes entreprises
(Toronto)
• Resources humaines stratégiques : viceprésidente, Resources humaines (Toronto)
• Gestion des ventes : directrice de région (Laval
et Rive-Nord)
• Rôles divers
Prix et distinctions
• Prix Leadership 2010, Association des femmes
en finance du Québec
Université McGill, Faculté de gestion Desautels,
conseil consultatif (anciennement)
YWCA Montréal (anciennement)
Rita M. Mirwald, C.M.
Principal, M2 Consulting;
Director, Claude Resources Inc.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BA, University of Saskatchewan, 1963
MA (Hist.), University of Oregon, 1965
DipEd, University of Saskatchewan, 1966
Communications | Compensation | Corporate Governance
Executive Compensation | Executive Recruiting
Government Relations | Human Resources | Investor Relations
Media Relations | Recruitment | Strategic Planning
Aboriginal | Advertising & Media | Communications | Fuel & Power
Mining & Materials | Public Relations
Mentoring Partner
David W. Cornhill, MBA
Chair and CEO, AltaGas
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Claude Resources Inc.
• Chair, Human Resources and Compensation
Committee
• Nominating and Corporate Governance
Committee
• Safety, Health and Environment Committee
Fytokem (past)
Other Boards
Meadow Lake Tribal Council Resource
Development Inc., Advisory Board
Career Highlights
Biography
While at Cameco Corporation, as the Vice President
of Corporate Affairs and later, as an officer of the
company, played a key role in the transition of
the company from crown corporation status to
becoming a successful publicly-traded mining
company listed on the TSX and the New York Stock
Exchange and helped to manage the subsequent
cultural change.
M2 Consulting, 2011 to Present
• Principal
Worked for the advancement of women in the
uranium mining sector for 30 years.
While Vice President, Human Resources and
Corporate Relations, launched a number of human
resources programs which laid a foundation for
Cameco’s emergence as one of Canada’s best
companies to work for, as awarded by the Financial
Post annually.
Cameco Corporation, 1980 to 2010
• Senior Vice President, Corporate Services
• Vice President, Human Resources and
Corporate Relations
• Vice President, Corporate Relations
• Various increasingly senior positions with
Cameco and its predecessor Saskatchewan
Mining Development Corporation
Awards
• Member of the Order of Canada, 2010
Royal University Hospital Foundation
• Chair, Development Committee
Saskatchewan Institute for Public Policy (past)
• Chair
World Nuclear Association (past)
• Chair, Global Strategies Committee
Josephine M. Nadel, LL.B
Shareholder
Owen Bird Law Corporation
Vancouver, British Columbia
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BA (Econ. and Int. Rel.), University of British Columbia, 1974
LL.B, University of British Columbia, 1977
British Columbia Bar, 1978
In-depth Tax, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 1980
Family Enterprise Program, University of British Columbia Families
Centre, 2011
Business & Succession Planning | Consulting | Estate Planning
Facilitation | Family Enterprise Governance & Strategic Planning | Law
Mergers & Acquisitions | Start-Up | Taxation
Law | Professional Services | Real Estate Management
Real Estate Investment & Financing
Mentoring Partner
Douglas M. Holtby, FCA, ICD.D
Chair, Silver Wheaton Corporation; Vice Chair,
Goldcorp
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Various Private Companies and Trusts
Other Boards
Canadian Association of Family Enterprise,
Vancouver Chapter
Face the World Foundation
Institute of Family Enterprise Advisors (IFEA)
• Interim Advisory Committee
Ronald McDonald House
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (past)
Congregation Schara Tzedek (past)
• Capital Fundraising Committee
Career Highlights
Biography
Experience providing the following professional
consulting and advisory services:
Owen Bird Law Corporation, 2011 to Present
• Shareholder
Crofton House School (past)
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, 2006 to 2011
• Partner
Providence Health Care Society (past)
• legal advice
• strategic oversight of investments
• board governance, board meetings, and
strategic planning sessions
• business and family succession planning
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 2004 to 2006
• Director, Western Canada, Centre for
Entrepreneurs and Family Business
• management of legal, tax and commercial
aspects of M & A transactions and corporate
reorganizations
Owen Bird, 1985 to 2003
• Partner
• Associate
• oversight of corporate and debt re-structuring
and dealing with lenders
Ladner Downs, 1980 to 1985
• Associate
• overseeing, quarterbacking, and coordinating
provision of legal, accounting, audit and
financial services
• serving on the boards of private companies
and trusts.
Creator and Organizer of the highly successful
Women in Leadership Forum co-sponsored by
Borden Ladner Gervais and Sauder School of
Business University of British Columbia (2009, 2010
and 2011).
Manages a real estate holding company and
portfolio including identifying, negotiating, and
completing strategic real estate acquisition and
financing.
Coopers & Lybrand, Chartered Accountants, 1980
• Tax Specialist Training
Freeman & Company, 1977 to 1980
• Articled Student and Associate
Jewish Community Foundation (past)
Sauder School of Business – Business Families
Centre (past)
• Advisory Board
• Chair and Founder, Professional Advisory
Committee
The Vancouver Foundation (past)
• Professional Advisory Committee
Debbie Nagle, MBA, CHRP
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
BC Hydro and Power Authority
Vancouver, British Columbia
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
MBA, Royal Roads University, 2001
CHRP, BC Human Resource Management Association, 2002
Compensation | Corporate Governance | Ethics
Executive Compensation | Executive Recruiting | Human Resources
Management | Mergers & Acquisitions | Pensions | Recruitment
Strategic Planning
Energy & Utilities | Government | Power & Utilities | Publishing
Staffing
Mentoring Partner
P. Nicholas (Nick) Geer, FCA
Chair, NAV CANADA
Board Experience
Other Boards
Canadian Electric Association (CEA)
• Human Resources Committee
Crown Corporation Employers Association (CCEA)
Go Networking Society
Technology Education & Careers Council
YWCA Metro Vancouver
• Human Resources Committee
Career Highlights
Biography
Led the integration of BC Hydro and BC
Transmission Corporation staff and total rewards
programs. The integration was completed on
time, below budget and exceeded position
elimination targets. Redesigned annual CEO and
Executive Performance Plan processes to ensure
alignment with annual Service Plan as well as
developed operational and leadership scorecards
to strengthen alignment with base and incentive
pay. Re-designed HR organizational structure to
better meet workforce planning needs and increase
emphasis on training, information systems and
simplify processes and systems. Implemented new
company-wide HR information system (e.g. payroll,
recruitment, employee self-serve) to reduce cost
and streamline HR processes. Currently, nearing
successful completion of company-wide workforce
reduction project to eliminate approximately
700 back-office positions, and responsible for
Governance functions for Safety, Health and
Environment.
BC Hydro and Power Authority, 2005 to Present
• Senior Vice President and Chief Human
Resources Officer
• Chief Human Resources Officer
• Strategic Human Resources and Training
Director, Field Operations
• Human Resources Director, Powerex (BC Hydro
subsidiary)
At Powerex (BC Hydro subsidiary), on behalf of
CEO, led executive project team in redesign of
Trade Floor business model and established new
organizational structure and workforce plan
that better supported day to day operational
requirements and succession planning. Finalized
compensation philosophy/framework and
developed and implemented the supporting
performance management framework/tools.
Updated Terasen Gas’ (now Fortis BC) annual
business planning process and drafted a “Strategy
Map” of the five year strategic plan based on
the “Balanced Scorecard” framework (including
measures/targets), facilitated monthly executive
financial and operational reporting meeting to
ensure alignment with strategic 2010 goals and
objectives.
Fortis BC (previously Terasen Gas Inc.), 1999 to
2005
• Manager, Enterprise Process Strategies
• Senior Human Resources Advisor
Awards
• Gold medal winner - Facilitating 3 day PCGA
workshop (for 18 HR professionals) on
Attracting, Motivating and Retaining workers in
a Mobile Workforce, 2000
Lois Nahirney, DBA, CHRP
Executive Vice President, Corporate Resources
Teekay Corporation
Vancouver, British Columbia
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
International Experience BA (Econ. and Poli. Sci.), University of British Columbia, 1984
MBA (Hons.), Richard Ivey School of Business, UWO, 1990
CHRP, Human Resource Management Association, 1996
Doctorate Business Administration (Intl. Mgmt.), Asia Pacific
International University, 2002
Corporate Governance | Executive Compensation
Government Relations | Human Resources | Information Technology
International Business | Pensions | Strategic Planning
Consulting | Government | Healthcare | Information Technology
Oil & Gas | Power and Utilities | Professional Services | Pulp & Paper
Shipping | Transportation
Australia | Brazil | China | France | India | New Zealand | Norway
Philippines | Singapore | UK | USA
Career Highlights
Biography
As an Executive Leadership Team member,
supported Teekay’s restructuring and growth
through the worst shipping downturn in 30 years to
be a diversified, top performer in the marine energy
and transportation sector. Led a highly successful
global effort to develop a new vision, values and
strategic direction and Teekay’s first ever 15-year
scenario plan, 3-year strategic plan and annual
business plans.
Teekay Corporation, 2008 to Present
• Executive Vice President, Corporate Resources
As leader of Teekay’s global Human Resources,
Information Technology, Communications and
Services teams across 23 offices, 16 countries,
and 6000 employees and seafarers: redesigned
all of Teekay’s major Human Resources programs
to improve benefits and reduce costs; managed
executive, board and equity compensation
through drastic market changes; implemented
new enterprise IT systems on-time and on-budget;
implemented new external websites for Teekay’s
four public companies, and social media internally
to help employees connect and collaborate
globally; launched an internal consultancy
program to improve business efficiency for Teekay
and develop talent; and championed Teekay’s
sustainability and corporate social responsibility
efforts.
As a consultant: provided board governance,
strategy and facilitation to 10 public sector
boards; led the BC Public Service Renewal project
to revamp Human Resources and leadership
across the public service; and led major business
process and systems implementations to improve
healthcare services in BC.
Mentoring Partner
Arthur H. Willms
Vice Chair, BC Lottery Corporation; Chair,
Vancouver Symphony Society
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
EasyPark Corporation
• Chair, Human Resources Committee
Envirochem Services Inc. (past)
Other Boards
Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women Awards
• Judge
Junior Achievement of British Columbia
• Chair, Alumni Committee
Vietnam Education Society
Women’s Executive Network, Vancouver
• Chair
Ivey School of Business Alumni Board (past)
• Chair, Career Committee
Western Management Consultants, 2001 to 2008
• Partner
• Acting Chief Human Resources Officer, BC
Hydro, 2007 to 2008
Vancouver Economic Development Commission
(past)
• Chair
• Vice Chair
Crystal Decisions Inc., (now SAP), 1999 to 2001
• Vice President, Worldwide Professional Services
Women in Technology (past)
• Co-founder
ACL Services Ltd., 1998 to 1999
• Vice President, Operations
Fletcher Challenge Canada (now Catalyst Paper),
1994 to 1998
• Chief Information Officer and SAP Project
Director
• Director, Organization Learning and
Development
Gemini Consulting (subsidiary of Cap Gemini),
Europe, USA, Canada, 1990 to 1994
• Managing Consultant
Awards
• Canadian House of Commons Page Scholar,
1984
• Herbert Johnson Leadership & Academic
Scholar, 1990
• Influential Women in Business Award, 2012
• International Rotary Scholar, 1984
• Junior Achievement High School Programs,
Volunteer of the Year, 1999
• Professional Women’s Network Award, 2011
Patricia M. Newson, CA, ICD.D
Chair, Heritage Gas Limited;
Director, Brookfield Residential Properties Inc., Long Run
Exploration Ltd.
Calgary, Alberta
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BComm (Hons.), Accounting, University of Calgary, 1979
CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, 1981
Ivey Executive Program, Richard Ivey School of Business, 2002
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2007
Accounting | Audit | Capital Investments | Compensation
Contracts & Negotiation | Consulting | Corporate Governance
Finance | Investor Relations | Management | Mergers & Acquisitions
Operations | Policy & Regulations | Strategic Planning
Accounting & Auditing | Consulting | Energy & Utilities | Fuel & Power
Oil & Gas | Power & Utilities | Real Estate
International Experience
Australia
Mentoring Partner
Douglas W.G. Whitehead, MBA
Chair, Finning International Inc.; Director,
Inmet Mining
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Brookfield Residential Properties Inc.
• Chair, Audit Committee
• Governance Committee (past)
Heritage Gas Limited
• Chairman
• Audit Committee (past Chair)
Long Run Exploration Ltd.
• Chair, Audit Committee
AltaGas Utilities Inc. (past)
• Chairman
Career Highlights
Biography
Led spinout of a TMX traded natural gas
distribution utility holdco, AltaGas Utility Group
Inc. from AltaGas. As President and CEO, set vision
and regulatory strategy tripling rate base to $500
million organically and via acquisitions. Raised
debt and equity, obtained regulatory approvals.
Implemented policies, procedures and processes,
achieved exceptional standards for corporate
and board governance, and operations. AltaGas
privatized Utility Group in 2009 in sensitive related
party transaction. Devised and led takeover
bid response strategy, netting shareholders an
exceptional 53% return from 2005 to 2009.
AltaGas Utility Group Inc., 2005 to 2011
• President and Chief Executive Officer
As CFO, partnered in 1996 with CEO of AltaGas
Ltd. and in 10 years grew $14 million of gas
infrastructure assets 150-fold to $2.1 billion of
varied energy infrastructure. Led traditional CFO
roles, and investor relations, strategic planning,
risk and IT functions, early stage human resources,
acquisition and divestiture. Established policies,
procedures and governance, ensuring public
caliber standards prior to IPO in 1999. Initiated
and led strategic planning process for corporate
vision, values, objectives and strategy that clarified
employee alignment and engagement.
Key member of acquisition teams; led complex
negotiations including purchase of 20 year Power
Purchase Arrangement from Enron as they filed
for creditor protection. TransCanada’s swift board
approval of co-investment in deal endorsed a
lucrative transformative transaction that “paid
out” first time in 3 years. Vision and leadership to
efficiently integrate accounting, reporting, finance,
information technology and human resources
functions for acquisitions. Set strategy for financing,
led many private and public debt and equity
deals including Enbridge’s $160 million 1999 40%
equity ownership of AltaGas, at 2000 the smallest
Canadian company ever to issue Medium Term
Notes.
AltaGas Ltd., 1996 to 2008 and 2009 to 2011
• President, Alta Gas Utility Group Inc.
• Senior Vice President
• Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief
Financial Officer
Newson Consulting, 1992 to 1996
• Partner
• Consultant to BC Hydro, BC Gas, BC
Government
• Controller and Manager, Baker Transit Parts Inc.
Tricaster Management Inc., David M. Campbell
Realty Ltd., Tascom II Inc., 1989 to 1990
• Associate, Financial Control and Planning
Gulf Canada Resources Limited, GW Utilities
Limited, Olympia and York Enterprises, 1985 to
1988
• Senior Advisor, Financial Planning
• Coordinator of Corporate Reporting
Ernst & Young (Clarkson Gordon), 1979 to 1982
and 1984 to 1985
• Audit Manager
• Senior Staff Accountant
• Insolvency Staff
Self Employed Consultant, 1983
• Consultant in Mining and Oil & Gas sectors in
Australia and Canada
AltaGas Utility Group Inc. (past)
• Chief Executive Officer
Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (past)
• Audit Committee
Guide Exploration Inc. (past)
• Chair, Audit Committee
• Environment, Health and Safety Committee
• Governance Committee
Inuvik Gas Ltd. (past)
• Chairman
Other Boards
Alberta Securities Commission
• Financial Advisory Committee
Carbon Cure Technologies Inc., Advisory Board
QUEST – Quality Urban Energy Systems of
Tomorrow
Vet’s Angels
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (past)
• Accounting Advisory Committee
United Way of Calgary (past)
• Executive fund raiser
Jane O’Hagan
Mentoring Partner
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Canadian Pacific
Calgary, Alberta
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BAdmin and Commercial Studies and BA (Hons.), University of Western
Ontario, 1986
Graduate Studies, Program and Policy Evaluation, University of Western
Ontario, 1987
Capital Investments | Communications | Contracts & Negotiation
Consulting | Corporate Governance | Fundraising | General
Management | Government Relations | International Business
Logistics | Marketing | Media Relations | Mergers & Acuisitions | Sales
Strategic Planning
Communications | Energy & Utilities | Government | Healthcare
Media | Medical | Public Relations | Shipping | Transportation
International Experience
China | USA
Hon. A. Anne McLellan, P.C., O.C., LL.M
Director, Agrium Inc., Cameco Corp., Nexen
Inc.
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Consolidated FastFrate
• Advisory Board
Lanzhou Pacific Logistic, Beijing, China
• Joint Chair
Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad (past)
Other Boards
Province of British Columbia, Asia Pacific Gateway
Executive Council
Canadian Chamber of Commerce (past)
Career Highlights
Biography
At Canadian Pacific, focused career on building
successive capabilities and competencies to
add responsibilities from Corporate Strategy to
portfolios in business regulatory, government
affairs, logistics, yield management, product design,
international business development, corporate
communications and public affairs. Currently Chief
Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President,
Marketing and Sales for Canadian Pacific Railway
engaged in leading an approximately $4B revenue
stream with strong market development focus
including capital appropriations and relationships
with other Class 1 railways. Provided leadership of
all corporate strategic planning and large project
development for nine years. Broad experience
in highly regulated, complex businesses in
transportation and healthcare.
Canadian Pacific, 2002 to Present
• Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing
Officer
• Senior Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and
Yield
• Vice President, Strategy, Yield and Product
Design
• Vice President, Strategy and External Affairs
• Assistant Vice President, Strategy, Research and
Canadian Pacific Logistics Solutions
Successfully transitioned from executive position at
Greater Baltimore, Medical Center, Towson, MD, one
of America’s Top 100 Hospitals and as US healthcare
consultant to a Canadian consulting base in Alberta
and British Columbia with regional and provincial
health authorities as well as federal institutes of
health.
Awards
Organomics Inc., 2001 to 2002
• Prinicpal, Health Care Consultant
Greater Baltimore Medical Center, 1995 to 2001
• Vice President, Strategy and Business
Development
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2012
Hospice of Baltimore (past)
Van Horne Institute (past)
Jane O’Hagan
Partenaire de mentorat
Vice-présidente exécutive et chef du marketing
Canadien Pacifique
Calgary (Alberta)
Formation
Compétences et domaines
de spécialisation
Expérience sectorielle
BAdmin et Com., et BA (spéc.), Université de Western Ontario, 1986
Études supérieures en évaluation de politiques et de programmes,
Université de Western Ontario, 1987
Campagnes de financement | Commerce international
Communications | Conseils | Contrats et négociation | Dépenses
d’investissement | Direction générale | Fusions et acquisitions
Gouvernance d’entreprise | Logistique | Marketing | Planification
stratégique | Relations avec les gouvernements | Relations avec les
médias | Ventes
Communications | Énergie et services publics | Expédition
Gouvernement | Médias | Médicine | Relations publiques
Soins de santé | Transports
Expérience internationale
Chine | États-Unis
L’honorable A. Anne McLellan, P.C., O.C., LL. M.
Administratrice, Agrium Inc., Cameco Corp.,
Nexen Inc.
Experience au sein de conseils
Conseils d’entreprise
Consolidated FastFrate
• Conseil consultatif
Lanzhou Pacific Logistic, Beijing, Chine
• Coprésidente
Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad (anciennement)
Autres conseils
Conseil exécutif de la Porte de l’Asie-Pacifique de
la Colombie-Britannique
Chambre de commerce du Canada (anciennement)
Faits saillants de sa carrière
Biographie
Hospice of Baltimore (anciennement)
Au Canadien Pacifique, Mme O’Hagan a axé
sa carrière sur l’acquisition de capacités et de
compétences afin d’assumer des responsabilités
croissantes dans les domaines de la stratégie
d’entreprise, de la réglementation des entreprises,
des affaires gouvernementales, de la logistique, de
la gestion du taux de rendement, de la conception
de produits, de la prospection internationale, des
communications et des affaires publiques. À titre
de vice-présidente exécutive, Marketing et ventes,
et chef du marketing à Canadien Pacifique, elle a
contribué à produire un flux de revenus d’environ
4 milliards de dollars et à porter l’attention sur le
développement des marchés, entre autres sur les
affectations de fonds et les relations avec d’autres
chemins de fer de catégorie 1. Mme O’Hagan
a exercé son leadership dans l’ensemble de la
planification stratégique et du développement
de grands projets pendant neuf ans. Elle possède
une vaste expérience des activités complexes et
fortement réglementées dans les secteurs des
transports et des soins de santé.
Canadien Pacifique, de 2002 à ce jour
• Vice-présidente exécutive et chef du marketing
• Première vice-présidente, Stratégie, marketing
et rendement
• Vice-présidente, Stratégie, rendement et
conception de produits
• Vice-présidente, Stratégie et affaires externes
• Vice-présidente adjointe, Stratégie, recherche
et solutions logistiques pour le Canadien
Pacifique
Van Horne Institute (anciennement)
Elle a réussi la transition d’un poste de direction
au Greater Baltimore Medical Center, à Towson,
MD – l’un des 100 meilleurs hôpitaux aux États-Unis
– et d’un rôle de conseillère en soins de santé aux
États-Unis, à un cabinet-conseil canadien en Alberta
et en Colombie-Britannique œuvrant auprès des
autorités sanitaires régionales et provinciales, ainsi
que des instituts fédéraux sur la santé.
Organomics Inc., de 2001 à 2002
• Directrice et conseillère en soins de santé
Greater Baltimore Medical Center, de 1995 à 2001
• Vice-présidente, Stratégie et développement
Prix et distinctions
• Nommée parmi les 100 femmes les plus
puissantes au Canada, 2012
Deborah H. Overholt, LL.B
Partner
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Vancouver, British Columbia
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BA (Eng. & Hist.), University of British Columbia, 1985
Diploma in Legal Studies, Keble College, Oxford University, 1987
LLB, University of British Columbia, 1989
British Columbia Bar, 1990
Energy Law | Environment Law | Management | Procurement Matters
Legal Professional Service
Mentoring Partner
Hugh J. Bolton, FCA, F.ICD
Chair, EPCOR Utilities Inc.; Director, CN, Teck,
Toronto-Dominion Bank, WestJet Airlines
Board Experience
Other Boards
Business Council of British Columbia, Board of
Governors
Business Council of British Columbia,
Environmental Policy Advisory Group
Zajac Foundation
Canadian Environment Industry Association, B.C.
Chapter (past)
United Way of the Lower Mainland, Campaign
Cabinet (past)
Career Highlights
Biography
As Managing Partner of the Vancouver office of
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP from 2008 to 2011:
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, 1989 to Present
• Partner
• Vancouver Regional Managing Partner
• Associate
• was accountable for 130 plus lawyers and
patent agents and 220 plus staff, and was a
member of BLG’s National Council and National
Management Committee.
• oversaw the successful rebuild of BLG’s tax
department and acquisition of a prominent
boutique international trade and commercial
arbitration firm.
Advised BC Hydro in the design and
implementation of several power procurement
processes in which BC Hydro awarded over 100
contracts to independent power producers across
the Province.
Co-counsel to Province of British Columbia
in connection with the CN Rail Public/Private
Partnership with respect to BC Rail Ltd.
Loreen Paananen, MBA, ICD.D
Former Executive Vice President, Network Development
Shoppers Drug Mart
Markham, Ontario
Education
Skills and Expertise
BSc (Hons. Pharm.), University of Alberta, 1981
MBA, Simon Fraser University, 1995
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2012
Acquisitions | Building & Construction | Capital Investments
Contracts & Negotiations | Corporate Governance | Design
Financial Planning | Investments | Management | Operations
Real Estate | Strategic Planning
Industry Experience
Healthcare | Retail
Mentoring Partner
Hon. Michael J. L. Kirby, O.C.
Director, Extendicare Inc., Just Energy, Indigo
Books and Music, MDC Partners
Board Experience
Other Boards
FitSpirit, Advisory Board, Ontario
Rouge Valley Health System
• Chair, Community Advisory Group
• Finance Committee
• Human Resources Committee
North York Seniors’ Centre (past)
• Vice Chair
• Chair, Governance Committee
Vancouver Board of Trade (past)
• Economic Development Committee
Career Highlights
Career Highlights cont’d
As Executive Vice President, Network Development
at Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM), developed national
real estate strategy to deliver on long term
aggressive growth and provided Real Estate
department with road map to deliver on growth
targets.
While VP, Operations, BC Division for Shoppers,
orchestrated financial turnaround of Region and
within 2 years strategically changed operations. Led
team to exceed profitability goals for 5 consecutive
years and rank #1 across Canada in metrics such as
market share growth and productivity. Increased
store count by 40% (30 new franchised stores)
within 3 years, with acquisitions of available
pharmacy businesses and new store construction.
Doubled industry standard for prescription market
growth rate by working with franchise owners,
focusing their efforts on optimizing customer
service-related standards. Managed difficult
transition through company sale/acquisition;
achieved downsizing targets in developing an IPO.
Ramped up real estate program during 5-year
period with compounding growth of 10% until
2010 and, following that, delivering on 3-4%
growth per year. This involved building and
opening over 1 million selling square feet per year,
restructuring and downsizing group while still
delivering on growth targets, defining new process,
adding new facilitating position, improving
intra-departmental communication and timing,
and driving solutions with incentives. Now the
company is positioned to satisfy corporate growth
requirements until 2016.
Doing the above turned around the capital plan so
that sales generated by store openings delivered
significantly more sales than planned. Evened
out capital activity through the quarters, which
positioned SDM to capitalize on maximizing sales
opportunity and completely focus on operations
for the 4th quarter.
Developed a land bank program within SDM in
2007 which allowed company to pick ideal timing
for store openings, to build the stores and reap the
substantial financial benefits on disposition based
on the value of our covenant. Delivered significant
savings since 2006 through lease administration
cost saving measures such as reduced rent carry,
re-negotiating leases and conducting CAM audits
together with the disposition of owned properties.
Also worked with leasing group and landlords to
develop medical clinics in conjunction with capital
activity which delivered 45-50 clinics per year.
Biography
Shoppers Drug Mart, 1986 to 2012
• Executive Vice President, Network
Development, National
• Senior Vice President, Retail Development,
National
• Vice President, Operations, BC Division
• District Manager, BC Division
• Franchise Owner, Vancouver, BC and Burnaby,
BC
Awards
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2010
• Diversity 50, Canadian Board Diversity Council,
2012
• Shoppers Drug Mart, VP of the Year Award,
2006
Loreen Paananen, MBA, IAS. A.
Ancienne vice-présidente à la direction,
Développement commercial
Shoppers Drug Mart
Markham (Ontario)
Formation
Compétences et domaines
de spécialisation
BSc (spéc pharmaceutique), University of Alberta, 1981
MBA, Simon Fraser University, 1995
IAS. A., Institut des administrateurs de sociétés, 2012
Acquisitions | Conception | Construction | Contrats et négociations
Dépenses en immobilisations | Exploitation | Gestion
Gouvernance d’entreprise | Immobilier | Placements
Planification financière | Planification stratégique
Expérience sectorielle
Soins de santé | Vente au détail
Partenaire de mentorat
L’Honorable Michael J. L. Kirby, O.C.
Administrateur, Extendicare Inc., Indigo
Books and Music, Just Energy, MDC Partners
Experience au sein de conseils
Autres conseils
FitSpirit, conseil consultatif, Ontario
Rouge Valley Health System
• Présidente, groupe consultatif communautaire
• Comité des finances
• Comité des ressources humaines
North York Seniors’ Centre (anciennement)
• Vice-présidente
• Présidente, comité de gouvernance
Toronto Board of Trade (anciennement)
• Comité sur le développement économique
Faits saillants de sa carrière
Faits saillants de sa carrière continué
En qualité de vice-présidente à la direction,
Développement commercial, pour Shoppers
Drug Mart (SDM), elle a mis sur pied une stratégie
nationale en immobilier visant à réaliser une
croissance robuste à long terme et elle a établi un
plan d’action pour atteindre les cibles de croissance
du service de l’immobilier.
coûts de gestion des baux comme la réduction
des charges locatives, la renégociation des baux
et la réalisation d’audits de maintenance des
aires communes, ainsi que la cession de biens
immobiliers. Elle a aussi travaillé avec un groupe
de crédit-bail et avec des propriétaires pour mettre
sur pied des cliniques médicales et mener à bien
des activités d’investissement qui ont produit 45-50
cliniques par année.
Sur une période de cinq ans, elle a amélioré le
programme immobilier qui a atteint un taux
de croissance composé de 10 % jusqu’en 2010
et un taux de croissance annuel de 3-4 % par la
suite. Cette initiative a nécessité la construction
et l’ouverture de surfaces de vente de plus d’un
million de pieds carrés par année, la restructuration
et la rationnalisation du groupe, tout en
poursuivant les cibles de croissance. Il a fallu définir
de nouveaux processus, ajouter un nouveau poste
de facilitateur, améliorer la communication à
l’intérieur du service et les échéanciers, et élaborer
des solutions incitatives. À présent, la société est en
mesure de satisfaire aux besoins de l’entreprise en
matière de croissance jusqu’en 2016.
Ces initiatives ont donné lieu à une transformation
du plan d’immobilisations de manière telle que les
ouvertures de magasins ont produit des ventes
beaucoup plus élevées que prévu. Elle a équilibré
les activités d’investissement en immobilisations
au cours des trimestres, ce qui a placé SDM en
position de maximiser les occasions de vente et de
se consacrer entièrement à l’exploitation pendant le
quatrième trimestre.
En 2007, elle a conçu un programme de réserve
foncière au sein de SDM qui a permis à la société de
choisir le moment idéal pour ouvrir de nouveaux
magasins, de construire les magasins et de récolter
des profits substantiels au moment de la cession,
d’après la valeur de notre entente. Mme Paananen
a fait réaliser d’importantes économies à la société
depuis 2006 grâce à des mesures d’économie des
Biographie
Shoppers Drug Mart, de 1986 à 2012
• Vice-présidente à la direction, Développement
commercial, niveau national
• Vice-présidente à la direction, Développement
du commerce de détail, niveau national
• Vice-présidente, Exploitation, division de la
Colombie-Britannique
• Directrice de district, division de la ColombieBritannique
• Propriétaire de franchises, à Vancouver, C.-B., et
à Burnaby, C.-B.
Prix et distinctions
• Diversité 50, Conseil canadien pour la diversité
administrative, 2012
• Nommée parmi les 100 Canadiennes les plus
puissantes au Canada, 2010
• Titre de vice-présidente de l’année, Shoppers
Drug Mart, 2006
Carol Poulsen
Mentoring Partner
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
The Co-operators Group Limited
Guelph, Ontario
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BA (Hons.), York University, 1982
Computer Programming, Seneca College, 1989
Ivey Leadership Program, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of
Western Ontario, 2004
TD Bank / Ivey Business School Leadership Academy, Richard Ivey
School of Business, 2006
Applied Innovation | Contracts & Negotiation | Consulting | Corporate
Governance | Information | Technology | Insurance Operations
IT Governance | Large Account | Management | Mergers & Acquisitions
Operational Risk Management | Procurement | Sales
Strategic Planning
Banking | Consulting | Information Technology | Insurance
Professional Services | Research and Development
Software Sales and Services | Technology | Telecommunications
Career Highlights
Biography
In first 8 months as CIO of The Co-operator’s Group
Limited, transformed 5 separate IT organizations
among the group of companies into a single
Enterprise Services Technology Team.
The Co-operators Group Limited, 2011 to Present
• Executive Vice President and Chief Information
Officer
While Senior Vice President, Group Architecture,
Innovation and Solution Delivery Services at the
Royal Bank of Canada, achieved the following:
• Created and rolled out Operational Risk
Management across IT globally.
• Created Strategic Planning Framework for the
new CIO.
• Created and successfully ratified an Enterprise
Technology Governance Framework.
• Within 1 year grew the ITO resource
complement from 600 to 1100 offshore FTE
with excellent service delivery. Average of 74%
leverage with 49% savings in 2009.
At TD Bank Financial Group as Vice President,
Technology Solutions, achieved the following:
• Designed and developed solutions across
the array of Retail, Wealth and Corporate
applications including both channels and
products.
• Delivered the award-winning banking website
‘EasyWeb’, and wealth website ‘WebBroker’.
• Successfully delivered $150M replacement
program for Credit Origination, Adjudication
and Customer Management (agreed scope for
2006, on time and under budget by 11%).
• Flawless delivery of the Laurentian Bank
acquisition, branch integration, and system
conversion.
• Successfully rolled out new Managed Services
Call Centres to 3,000 seats in centres across
Canada.
• Introduced Global Application Sourcing Office,
and Best Practices for IT Off-Shoring.
Royal Bank of Canada, 2008 to 2011
• Senior Vice President, Group Architecture,
Innovation and Solution Delivery Services
• Vice President, Application Services
TD Bank Financial Group, 2000 to 2008
• Vice President, Technology Solutions
• Vice President, Future Technologies and
Delivery Solutions
CGI (Teleglobe Insurance Systems), 1993 to 2000
• Vice President, Consulting Services
• Vice President, Software Engineering
Amdahl Software Development Centre, 1989 to
1992
• Manager, Process / Planning
Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, 1982 to
1989
• Various Operations Management Positions
Awards
• Computerworld Honours, 2008
• Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders, 2009
David R. Beatty, F.ICD
Chair, Inmet Mining Corporation; Director,
FirstService Corporation, Walter Energy
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Coseco Insurance Company
HB Group Insurance Management
Other Boards
Sheena’s Place
• Fundraising Committee
Partenaire de mentorat
Carol Poulsen
Première vice-présidente et chef de l’information
Groupe Co-operators limitée
Guelph (Ontario)
Formation
Compétences et domaines
de spécialisation
Expérience sectorielle
BA (spéc.), York University, 1982
Programmation informatique, Seneca College, 1989
Programme de leadership Ivey, Richard Ivey School of Business,
University of Western Ontario, 2004
Banque TD / Ivey Business School Leadership Academy, Richard Ivey
School of Business, 2006
Activités d’assurance | Approvisionnement | Consultation
Contrats et négociation | Fusions et acquisitions | Gestion de comptes
importants | Gestion du risque opérationnel | Gouvernance
d’entreprise | Gouvernance des TI | Innovation appliquée | Planification
stratégique | Technologie de l’information | Ventes
Assurance | Consultation | Recherche et développement | Secteur
bancaire | Services professionnels | Technologie de l’information
Technologies | Télécommunications | Ventes de logiciels et services
Faits saillants de sa carrière
Faits saillants de sa carrière continué
Au cours de ses huit premiers mois à titre de chef de
l’information pour le Groupe Co-operators limitée,
elle a regroupé cinq services de TI distincts au sein
du groupe de sociétés en une équipe centralisée de
services technologiques d’entreprise.
mondial de sourçage d’applications, et élaboration
de pratiques exemplaires pour la délocalisation des
TI.
Pendant son mandat de vice-présidente principale,
Architecture de groupe, Innovation appliquée et
prestation de solutions pour la Banque Royale du
Canada, elle a accompli ce qui suit : création et
déploiement d’un programme de gestion du risque
opérationnelpour les TI à l’échelle mondiale; mise
au point d’un cadre de planification stratégique
pour le nouveau chef de l’information; création et
ratification avec succès d’un cadre de gouvernance
des technologies d’entreprise; augmentation
de l’effectif du bureau des technologies de
l’information qui est passé, en un an, de 600 à 1 100
ETP à l’étranger, et obtention d’excellents résultats
en ce qui a trait à la prestation des services. Effet
de levier moyen de 74 % et économies de 49 % en
2009.
Dans le cadre de ses fonctions de vice-présidente,
Solutions technologiques, auprès du Groupe
Financier Banque TD, elle a accompli ce qui suit :
conception et mise au point de solutions pour des
applications liées aux secteurs de la vente au détail,
de la gestion du patrimoine et des affaires, tant sur
le plan de la distribution que sur celui des produits;
mise au point du site bancaire primé BanqueNet,
et du site de gestion du patrimoine CourtierWeb;
mise en œuvre d’un programme de remplacement
de 150 M$ pour l’octroi du crédit, l’approbation et
la gestion des relations avec la clientèle (portée
convenue pour 2006, projet réalisé à temps et à des
coûts inférieurs de 11 % au budget); exécution sans
faille de l’acquisition de la Banque Laurentienne, de
l’intégration des succursales et de la conversion des
systèmes; déploiement réussi des nouveaux centres
d’appel des services gérés (3 000 postes) dans
l’ensemble du Canada; mise sur pied du bureau
Biographie
Groupe Co-operators limitée, de 2011 à ce jour
• Première vice-présidente et chef de
l’information
Banque Royale du Canada, de 2008 à 2011
• Vice-présidente principale, Architecture de
groupe, Innovation appliquée et prestation de
solutions
• Vice-présidente, services applicatifs
Groupe Financier Banque TD, de 2000 à 2008
• Vice-présidente, solutions technologiques
• Vice-présidente, technologies futures et
solutions de prestation
CGI (Teleglobe Insurance Systems), de 1993 à 2000
• Vice-présidente, services de consultation
• Vice-présidente, génie logiciel
Amdahl Software Development Centre, de 1989
à 1992
• Directrice, processus / planification
Allstate du Canada, compagnie d’assurance, de
1982 à 1989
• Divers postes de gestion de l’exploitation
Prix et distinctions
• Programme Computerworld Honours, 2008
• Programme Computerworld Premier 100 IT
Leaders, 2009
David R. Beatty, F. ICD
Président du conseil, Inmet Mining
Corporation; Administrateur, FirstService
Corporation, Walter Energy
Experience au sein de conseils
Conseils d’entreprise
Coseco, compagnie d’assurance
HB Group Insurance Management
Autres conseils
Sheena’s Place
• Comité de financement
Geri K. Prior, FCA, ICD.D
Chief Financial Officer
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BComm, University of British Columbia, 1983
CA, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 1986
Queen’s Executive Leadership Program, 2004
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2010
FCA, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 2012
Accounting & Auditing | Corporate Finance | Corporate Governance
Financial Planning | General Management | Investments | Management
Policy & Regulations | Risk Management | Strategic Planning
Accounting | Audit | Finance | Education | Financial Services
Government | Insurance | Investments & Mutual Funds | Public Policy
Securities & Financial Markets
Career Highlights
Biography
At ICBC took on role of Interim CEO for 7 1/2
months after CEO left during high profile media
event. Successfully led the company through this
event and handled the media while accomplishing
all major business objectives set by the Board of
Directors. Worked closely with the Board, external
stakeholders and government during this period.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, 1987
to Present
• Chief Financial Officer
• Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
• Chief Financial Officer
• Assistant Vice President, Operations Change
Management
• Project Manager, Cost Containment Project
• Manager, Claims Planning and Change
Management
• Manager, Claims and Information Services
Audit
Part of ICBC’s Executive team leading a $400M
transformational change. Executive Sponsor of
Business Information Management program for
2 years which is amalgamating various legacy
databases, creating an enterprise data warehouse,
building out reporting and analytic capabilities. Set
up and chaired the Data Governance Council.
At ICBC introduced a corporate risk management
framework and worked with the Board to integrate
risk assessments and discussions into the Board
strategic planning session, and built “deep dives” of
key risks into regular Board meetings throughout
the year. The discipline and practice of performing
risk assessments and developing mitigation
strategies have been part of a corporate wide
training program across all management levels.
In addition, these disciplines have been built into
ICBC’s project management and programs portfolio
management practices where risks are monitored
and discussed monthly. Today, risk tolerance
statements exist for top corporate risks and the
company is becoming better aligned to acceptable
levels of risk.
Led ICBC’S financial framework in 2001 which
involved cost reductions of 25% including similar
levels of reductions in staffing while maintaining
control of claims costs and maintaining service
levels. Over the last 10 years, costs have been well
managed with rate increases averaging around 2%
per year.
Touche Ross & Co., 1983 to 1987
• Senior Auditor
Awards
• Association of Women in Finance, Performance
and Excellence Award, 2003
• Business in Vancouver 2012 BC CFO of the Year
Award in the Transformation Agent Category
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2012
• Deloitte Alumni Award, Leadership 2011
• Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Chartered
Accountants, 2012
Mentoring Partner
Bob Elton, FCA, ICD.D
Director, Vancity Community Foundation
Board Experience
Other Boards
Capilano University
• Vice Chair
• Chair, Audit Committee
• Capilano University Foundation Committee
Sarah E. Raiss, MBA, ICD.D
Director
Canadian Oil Sands, Shoppers Drug Mart and
Commercial Metals Company (USA)
Calgary, Alberta
Education
BSc (Hons. Appl. Math), University of Michigan, 1979
MBA, University of Michigan, 1987
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2005
Mentoring Partner
Robert J. Harding, FCA
Director, Brookfield Asset Management Inc.,
Manulife Financial Inc.
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Compensation | Consulting | Corporate Governance
Executive Compensation | Human Resources | Information Technology
Mergers & Acquisitions | Operations | Strategic Planning
Business Development Bank of Canada (until 12/12)
• Chair, Human Resources Committee
• Audit Committee
• Governance Committee
Consulting | Energy & Utilities | Financial Services | Healthcare
Industrials | Information Technology | Materials & Engineering | Metals
Oil & Gas | Retail | Telecommunications
Canadian Oil Sands
• Corporate Governance and Compensation
Committee
International Experience
Singapore | UK | USA
Commercial Metals Company (USA)
• Compensation Committee
• Nominations and Governance Committee
• Audit Committee (past)
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
Career Highlights
Biography
As Executive Leadership Team member reporting
to CEO, helped merger integration and turnaround
of TransCanada after difficult merger of equals;
personal efforts led to significant cost reductions
(50%+), process improvements, creation of
new vision, values and strategy, and improving
employee engagement from bottom of the bottom
quartile to top decile, winning multiple awards
and recognition for sustainability, top employer,
top diversity employer and top employer for new
Canadians; managed budget of over $200M and
staff of between 600 and 1100.
TransCanada Corporation, 1999 to 2011
Completed the successful merger integration of
three electric utilities from creation of the vision
and strategies to implementation of all new
governance and support function processes and
systems, and HR policies and procedures.
Selected by Chairman of Ameritech (75,000
employee and Fortune 100 company) for
breakthrough leadership assignment to recreate
the company from vision, values, culture, new
structure, processes, systems, governance,
marketing and operations; work resulted in creation
of a new business unit where she led the operations
and IT functions working successfully to implement
cost savings and process improvements with union
employees in Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland;
managed budget of $55 million USD and 650 staff.
Began career in engineering, then in marketing;
led the product development of 4 new products
representing $35M in annual revenue potential;
increased profitability of an existing product by
50%; devised a new planning technique for fiber
facilities and metropolitan facility networks.
• Executive Vice President, Corporate Services
• Executive Vice President, Human Resources and
Public Sector Relations
• Senior Vice President, Human Resources and
Public Sector Relations
SE Raiss Group Inc., 1994 to 1999
• President
Ameritech, 1989 to 1994
• Vice President, Customer Service and Support
• Director, Corporate Strategy
Awards
• Ameritech, Breakthrough Leadership Team of
the Year, 1993
• Ameritech Institute, Faculty, 1995 to 1999
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2003,
2004, 2005 and 2006
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, Hall
of Fame Inductee, 2007
• Distinguished Leadership Award, 1988
• Diversity 50, Canadian Board Diversity Council,
2012
• Leadership America, 100 Top Women Leaders,
1994
• Outstanding Young Women of America, 1985
• Young Movers and Shakers, Chicago, 1998
Shoppers Drug Mart
• Human Resources and Compensation Committee
MicroPlanet Technologies Inc. (past)
• Chair, Human Resources Committee
Other Boards
Calgary Petroleum Club
• President
• Chair, Finance Committee (past)
• Chair, Membership Committee (past)
Institute of Corporate Directors, National Board
Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation (past)
• Chair, Governance Committee
• Executive Committee
Alumni Board of Governors University of Michigan
Business School (past)
Conference Board of Canada, Executive Women’s
Advisory Board (past)
Energy Council of Canada (past)
Government of Canada, Sectoral Advisory Group on
International Trade (SAGIT), Energy, Chemicals and
Plastics (past)
Harvard’s Kennedy School Women’s Leadership
Board (past)
Institute of Corporate Directors, Calgary Chapter
(past)
International Women’s Forum, Calgary Chapter
(past)
• Chair
Treasury Board of Canada, Advisory Council on
Executive Compensation and Retention (past)
United Way of Calgary, Cabinet (past)
• Co-Chair, Calgary Campaign
University of Calgary, Management Associates
Council (past)
Sarah E. Raiss, MBA, IAS. A.
Administratrice
Canadian Oil Sands, Shoppers Drug Mart,
Commercial Metals Company (États-Unis)
Calgary (Alberta)
Formation
Compétences et domaines
de spécialisation
Expérience sectorielle
BSc (spéc. math. appl.), University of Michigan, 1979
MBA, University of Michigan, 1987
IAS. A., Institut des administrateurs de sociétés, 2005
Compétences et domaines de spécialisation | Conseils | Exploitation
Fusions et acquisitions | Gouvernance d’entreprise | Planification
stratégique | Rémunération | Rémunération des cadres supérieurs
Ressources humaines | Technologie de l’information
Commerce de détail | Conseils | Énergie et services publics | Industrie
Matériaux et ingénierie | Métaux | Pétrole et gaz naturel
Services financiers | Soins de santé | Technologie de l’information
Télécommunications
Expérience internationale
Singapour | Royaume-Uni | États-Unis
Faits saillants de sa carrière
Biographie
À titre de membre de l’équipe de leadership de
la direction, Mme Raiss a participé à ce qui suit :
intégrer et redresser TransCanada après une difficile
fusion entre égaux; réduire sensiblement les coûts
(plus de 50 %), améliorer les processus, insuffler
une nouvelle vision, de nouvelles valeurs et une
nouvelle stratégie, et rehausser l’engagement des
employés, ce qui a mérité à la société de nombreux
prix et distinctions (durabilité, employeur de choix
pour la diversité et employeur de choix des néoCanadiens); gérer un budget de plus de 200 M$ et
entre 600 et 1 100 employés.
TransCanada Corporation, de 1999 à 2011
• Vice-présidente exécutive, Services généraux
• Vice-présidente exécutive, Ressources
humaines et relations avec le secteur public
• Première vice-présidente, Ressources humaines
et relations avec le secteur public
Mener l’intégration de trois services d’électricité,
depuis la définition de la vision et des stratégies
jusqu’à la mise en œuvre des nouveaux processus
et systèmes de gouvernance et de fonctions de
soutien, et des politiques et procédures liées aux
Resources humaines.
Elle a été choisie par le président du conseil
d’Ameritech (société Fortune 100 comptant 75 000
employés) pour un mandat de leadership ambitieux
consistant à recréer l’entreprise de A à Z (vision,
valeurs, culture, structure, processus, systèmes,
gouvernance, marketing et exploitation), ce qui
a entraîné la création d’une unité fonctionnelle
où elle a dirigé les activités et fonctions de TI, en
travaillant à la mise en place d’économies de coûts
et d’améliorations de processus avec des salariés
syndiqués à Chicago, à Detroit et à Cleveland; a
géré un budget de 55 millions de dollars américains
et 650 employés.
Elle a commencé sa carrière en ingénierie pour
ensuite se diriger vers le marketing; a piloté le
développement de quatre nouveaux produits avec
un chiffre d’affaires annuel potentiel de 35 M$; a
accru de 50 % la rentabilité d’un produit; a créé
une nouvelle technique de planification pour les
installations en fibre et les réseaux d’installations
métropolitaines.
SE Raiss Group Inc., de 1994 à 1999
• Présidente
Ameritech, de 1989 à 1994
• Vice-présidente, Service et soutien à la clientèle
• Directrice, Stratégie d’entreprise
Prix et distinctions
• Ameritech, Breakthrough Leadership Team of
the Year, 1993
• Ameritech Institute, Faculty, de 1995 à 1999
• Distinguished Leadership Award (prix du
leadership exceptionnel), 1988
• Diversité 50, Counsel Canadien pour la diversité
administrative, 2012
• Intronisée au Temple de la renommée des 100
femmes les plus puissantes au Canada en 2007
• Leadership America, 100 Top Women Leaders,
1994
• Nommée parmi les 100 femmes les plus
puissantes au Canada de 2003 à 2006
• Outstanding Young Women of America, 1985
• Young Movers and Shakers, Chicago, 1998
Partenaire de mentorat
Robert J. Harding, FCA
Administrateur, Brookfield Asset
Management Inc., Financière Manuvie inc.
Experience au sein de conseils
Conseils d’entreprise
Banque de développement du Canada, jusqu’en
2012
• Présidente, Comité des ressources humaines
• Comité de vérification
• Comité de régie
Canadian Oil Sands
• Comité de gouvernance et de rémunération
Commercial Metals Company (États-Unis)
• Comité de gouvernance et de nomination
• Comité de rémunération
• Comité de vérification (anciennement)
Shoppers Drug Mart
• Comité des ressources humaines et de la
rémunération
MicroPlanet Technologies Inc. (anciennement)
• Présidente, Comité des ressources humaines
Autres conseils
Calgary Petroleum Club
• Présidente
• Présidente, Comité des finances (anciennement)
• Présidente, Comité d’adhesion (anciennement)
Institut des administrateurs de sociétés, Conseil
national
Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation
(anciennement)
• Présidente, Comité de gouvernance
• Comité exécutif
Alumni Board of Governors University of Michigan
Business School (anciennement)
Cabinet de Centraide de Calgary (anciennement)
• Coprésidente de la campagne de Calgary
Conference Board du Canada, Executive Women’s
Advisory Board (anciennement)
Conseil canadien de l’énergie (anciennement)
Conseil du Trésor du Canada, Comité consultatif
sur le maintien en poste et la rémunération du
personnel de direction (anciennement)
Gouvernement du Canada, Groupe de
consultations sectorielles sur le commerce
extérieur (GCSCE), Énergie, produits chimiques et
matières plastiques (anciennement)
Harvard’s Kennedy School Women’s Leadership
Board (anciennement)
Institut des administrateurs de sociétés, Section
de Calgary, Comité exécutif (anciennement)
• Présidente
International Women’s Forum (anciennement)
• Présidente, Section de Calgary
University of Calgary, Management Associates
Council (anciennement)
Sharon Ranson, CA, MBA, ICD.D
President
The Ranson Group
Toronto, Ontario
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
Mentoring Partner
Peter Dey, LL.M, F.ICD
Chair, Paradigm Capital Inc.; Vice Chair,
Granite Real Estate; Director, Goldcorp
BComm (Hons.), Queen’s University, 1980
CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, 1982
MBA (With Distinction), York University, 1987
Certified Executive Coach (CPCC), Coaches Training Institute, 2004
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2006
Board Experience
Accounting | Audit | Consulting | Corporate Governance | Executive
Recruiting | Finance | Investments | Investor Relations
Strategic Planning
MEGA Brands (MB-TSX) (past)
• Chair, Governance Committee
• Audit Committee
• Independent Committee
Academia | Accounting & Auditing | Banking | Consulting
Corporate Finance | Financial Services | Insurance
Investments & Mutual Funds | Securities & Financial Markets
International Experience
India | Singapore | USA
Career Highlights
Biography
Founded and developed my own business in
Executive Coaching, working with successful
leaders to enhance their performance and grow
their businesses. Clients include large Canadian
and International companies and public sector
organizations. Keynote speaker and workshop
leader on a variety of topics including board
effectiveness. Honorary Speaker for Queen’s
Commerce Convocation, 2012.
The Ranson Group Inc., 2003 to Present
• President
Lead portfolio manager for top decile Canadian
equity and Financial Companies mutual funds at
TAL Global Asset Management (CIBC) and team
specialist on global financial services for group
managing $5 billion in mutual fund assets.
Goepel McDermid and BMO Nesbitt Burns, 1995
to 1999
• Vice President and Director, Institutional Equity
Sales
Top-ranked Bank Analyst and leader of Financial
Services equity research team at RBC Dominion
Securities. Third female director and leader of
women’s initiatives within the firm. Worked as part
of the acquisition team for Royal Bank’s purchase of
Royal Trust and advised on BCE’s sale of Montreal
Trust. Participated actively in the strategic direction
of the firm as Vice-Chair of the Strategic Planning
Committee and member of the Audit Committee.
Institutional equity salesperson at BMO Nesbitt
Burns and Goepel McDermid during resource boom
and dot.com era. Covered top institutional clients
in Canada and internationally. Highly ranked by
clients for service and commitment.
Queen’s University School of Business, 2012 to
Present
• Faculty Member, Master’s of Finance
TAL Global Asset Management (Division of CIBC),
1999 to 2001
• Vice President and Portfolio Manager
RBC Dominion Securities Inc., 1992 to 1995
• Vice President and Director; Financial Services
Analyst
BBN James Capel Inc. and McNeil Mantha Inc.,
1987 to 1992
• Financial Services Analyst
Bank of Montreal, 1984 to 1987
• Corporate Banking and Treasury
Peat, Marwick, Mitchel & Co., 1980 to 1984
• Associate
Corporate Boards
CI Investments Inc.
• Audit Committee
Western Financial Group Subsidiary Companies
(past)
Bank West
• Chair, Audit and Risk Committee
• Governance and Compensation Committee
Western Financial Insurance
• Chair, Audit and Risk Committee
• Investment Committee
Western Life Insurance
• Chair, Audit and Risk Committee
• Governance and Compensation Committee
Other Boards
Queens’ University School of Business, Board of
Advisors
The Children’s Book Bank
Thunder Beach Shores Association
• Treasurer
Integra (Children’s Mental Health Centre) (past)
National Ballet School (past)
Harriet (Hatty) Reisman, LL.B, JD
Founder and Senior Lawyer
Reisman Law Offices
Toronto, Ontario
Mentoring Partner
Wayne C. Fox, C.DIR
Former Chair, TMX Group Inc.
Scholarship Recipient
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
University of Toronto, University College, 1979
LLB, Osgoode Hall, 1982
Ontario Bar, 1984
Corporate Governance | Corporate Secretary | General Counsel
Human Resources | Investor Relations | Law | Mergers & Acquisitions
Operations | Policy & Regulations | Strategic Planning
Consumer Products | Entertainment | Film & Television | Legal
Licensing & Merchandising | Live Theatre | New Media
Professional Services | Publishing | Telecommunications
International Experience
Ireland | Japan | Latin America | Netherlands | UK | USA
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Metropolitan Toronto Convention Centre
Enwave Energy Corporation, 1999 to 2005
• Chair, Health and Safety Committee
• Audit Committee
• Human Resources and Governance Committee
Specialty Channels: Life Network, Home and
Garden Television Canada, YTV, The Documentary
Channel, Country Canada (past)
• Executive Committee
Other Boards
Career Highlights
Biography
Canadian Women in Communications
• Executive Committee
• Secretary
Participated on Executive Committees assuming a
critical role in the strategic growth of two publicly
traded companies, Nelvana Limited and Atlantis
Communications. Gross revenues exceeded
$550,000,000 and $136,000,000, respectively.
Reisman Law Offices, 2003 to Present
• Founder and Senior Lawyer
Kids Help Phone, National Board
• Nominating Committee
Easter Seal Society, Ontario, 2001
• Chief Operating Officer, Vice President
Fundraising and Communications
National Gallery of Canada Foundation
Nelvana Limited and Corus Entertainment, 1999
to 2001
• Vice President, Business Affairs, Corporate
Secretary and Senior Vice President, Operations
• Corporate Secretary, Specialty Channels: The
Documentary Channel, Country Canada
Deer Park Extended Program, Factory Theatre
(past)
Co-managed the following key transactions:
• IPO on Nasdaq for Nelvana Limited, raising
$55M, and private debt placement of $19M
• IPO on TSE for Atlantis Communications, raising
$36M, and special warrant issue raising $16M
• $538M purchase of Nelvana by Corus
Entertainment
• $107M acquisition of US Klutz Publishing by
Nelvana, in an international based auction
proces
Oversaw worldwide operations (in Canada, USA,
Ireland, Japan, Latin Amercia) for Nelvana following
the purchase of Nelvana by Corus, as well as
business and legal affairs issues for 50+ Corus
operating subsidiaries. Significant involvement
in the integration of Nelvana with both Corus
Television and Klutz Publishing.
Implemented Atlantis’ transition from a film
company to a structured, disciplined public
company, developed approach to corporate
governance, and instituted and monitored required
compliance systems. Also oversaw worldwide
business affairs for Atlantis, with operations in
Canada, USA, Holland, UK, and the Far East.
Leadership of Management Committee, Easter
Seals. Gross revenue of $15M.
Salter New Media Ltd., 1999
• President and Chief Operating Officer
Ontario Government Privatization Secretariat,
1997 to 1999
• Vice President Corporate Development
Atlantis Communications Inc., 1993 to 1997
• Corporate Secretary, Vice President Business
Affairs
• Corporate Secretary, Specialty Channels: Life
Network, Home and Garden Television Canada,
YTV
Heenan Blaikie, 1989 to 1993
• Founding Partner, Toronto Office (1 of 4)
McMillan, Binch, 1984 to 1989
• Lawyer
SPRINT Honourary Board
Junior Achievement of Central Ontario (past)
• Chair, Governance Committee
• Executive Committee
SPRINT (past)
• Chair
• Past Chair
• Finance/Audit Committe
• Human Resources Committe
• Governance Committee
• Nominating Committee
Tracy Robinson, MBA
Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Energy and Merchandise
Canadian Pacific
Calgary, Alberta
Education
Skills and Expertise
BComm (Bus.), University of Saskatchewan, 1986
MBA, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
Contracts & Negotiation | Corporate Finance | General Management
Logistics | Management | Marketing | Operations | Risk Management
Sales | Strategic Planning | Supply Chain Management
Industry Experience
Industrials | Shipping | Transportation
International Experience
USA
Mentoring Partner
Michael A. Grandin
Chair, Cenovus Energy; Director, BNS Split
Corporation, HSBC Bank Canada
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
CP Hungary (past)
University Technologies International (past)
• Chair, Finance and Audit Committee
Other Boards
Western Transportation Advisory Council
(WESTAC)
• Executive Committee
University of Saskatchewan, Edward’s School of
Business
• Dean’s Advisory Council
Career Highlights
Biography
Led the development and implementation of an
energy expansion strategy that launched CP’s
`crude by rail’ product, facilitated strategic customer
investment and established energy as a significant
long term growth market for the company.
Canadian Pacific, 1986 to Present
• Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Energy and
Merchandise
• Vice President, Marketing
• Vice President and Treasurer
• Assistant Comptroller
• Assistant Vice President, Customer Service and
Asset Management
• General Manager, Operations
• Various roles of increasing responsibility
Led the strategy, negotiation and implementation
of a long term, $4.5B commercial agreement with
CP’s largest customer, that provided an innovative
and collaborative approach to the advancement
of the full supply chain and transformed the
relationship from adversarial to a partnership
structured around growth for both parties.
As Vice President, Marketing, developed a
diversification strategy that increased CP’s
penetration into targeted competitive markets
and generated $90M in annualized revenues.
Established a market development organization
for the focused creation and advancement of long
term strategic initiatives.
While Vice President and Treasurer, led a team in
the management of capital structure, liquidity,
financing and cash management through the
financial downturn and into recovery, including
the negotiation of a cost effective $1.5B acquisition
financing structure and the advancement of the
investment policy and funding of the company’s
$7B defined benefit pension plan.
YWCA, Calgary (past)
• Chair, Board Effectiveness Committee
• Chair, CEO Evaluation Committee
• Fund Development Committee
Tracy Robinson, MBA
Vice-présidente, Marketing et ventes, Produits énergétiques
et marchandises
Canadian Pacific
Calgary (Alberta)
Formation
Compétences et domaines
de spécialisation
BCom (admin.), University of Saskatchewan, 1986
MBA, Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
Contrats et négociation | Exploitation | Financement d’entreprise
Gestion | Gestion de la chaîne d’approvisionnement
Gestion des risques | Gestion générale | Logistique | Marketing
Planification stratégique | Ventes
Expérience sectorielle
Expérience internationale
États-Unis
Expédition | Produits industriels | Transport
Partenaire de mentorat
Michael A. Grandin
Président du conseil, Cenovus Energy;
Administrateur, BNS Split Corporation,
Banque HSBC Canada
Experience au sein de conseils
Conseils d’entreprise
CP Hungary (anciennement)
University Technologies International
(anciennement)
• Présidente, comité des finances et d’audit
Autres conseils
Western Transportation Advisory Council
(WESTAC)
• Comité de direction
Université de la Saskatchewan, conseil consultatif
du doyen de la Edward’s School of Business
Faits saillants de sa carrière
Biographie
Elle a dirigé l’élaboration et la mise en œuvre
d’une stratégie d’expansion des produits
énergétiques qui a donné naissance au service
de transport ferroviaire du pétrole brut, facilité
les investissements stratégiques dans le service
à la clientèle et établi le secteur des produits
énergétiques comme marché de croissance à long
terme pour l’entreprise.
Canadian Pacific, de 1986 à ce jour
• Vice-présidente, Marketing et ventes, Produits
énergétiques et marchandises
• Vice-présidente, Marketing
• Vice-présidente et trésorière
• Contrôleure adjointe
• Vice-présidente adjointe, Service à la clientèle
et gestion des actifs
• Directrice générale, Exploitation
• Divers postes à responsabilité croissante
Elle a dirigé la stratégie, les négociations et la
mise en oeuvre d’une entente commerciale à long
terme de 4,5 G$ avec le plus important client de
Canadien Pacifique (CP). Cette entente prévoyait
une approche innovatrice et collaborative pour
la promotion de la chaîne d’approvisionnement
intégrale et a transformé la relation de concurrence
en un partenariat structuré visant une croissance
importante pour les parties prenantes.
En tant que vice-présidente, Marketing, elle a
élaboré une stratégie de diversification qui a
aidé CP à accroître son taux de pénétration de
marchés concurrentiels ciblés et produit des
revenus annualisés de 90 M$. Elle a mis sur pied
une structure de développement de marché visant
la création ciblée et l’avancement des initiatives
stratégiques à long terme.
Dans le cadre de son mandat de vice-présidente
et trésorière, elle a dirigé une équipe chargée de
la gestion de la structure financière, des liquidités,
du financement et de la trésorerie pendant la
période de ralentissement économique et au
début de la reprise. Elle a entre autres participé aux
négociations entourant une structure rentable de
financement des acquisitions de 1,5 G$, ainsi qu’à
l’avancement des politiques d’investissement et
du financement du régime de retraite à prestations
déterminées de l’entreprise d’une valeur de 7 G$.
YWCA, Calgary (anciennement)
• Présidente, comité sur l’efficacité du conseil
• Présidente, comité d’évaluation du chef de la
direction
• Comité de financement
Deborah E. Rosati, FCA, ICD.D
Director
Sears Canada Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Mentoring Partner
Krystyna T. Hoeg, CA
Director, Canadian Pacific, Imperial Oil
Limited, Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation
Scholarship Recipient
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BBA (Hons.), Brock University, 1984
CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, 1985
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2008
FCA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, 2009
Accounting | Corporate Governance | Finance | Fundraising
Human Resources | Information Technology | Investments
Investor Relations | Strategic Planning
Consulting | Corporate Finance | Digital Media | Information
Technology | Investments | Retail | Professional Services
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Karmawear Inc.
Sears Canada Inc.
• Audit Committee
• Governance and Nominating Committee
• Human Resource and Compensation
Committee
Axis Investment Fund (acquired by Best Funds,
2006) (past)
• Chair, Audit Committee
• Investment Committee
Career Highlights
Biography
As Founder and President of Rosatinet INC., have
advised over 20 emerging companies on strategic
business growth; assisted in raising over $35M in
private equity financing, coached and mentored
CEOs in their leadership roles; accessed network to
recruit senior executives and Board members, and
make introductions for investors; and facilitated
off-site strategic planning sessions.
Rosatinet INC., 2000 to 2011
• Founder and President
As a General Partner with Celtic House Venture
Partners, successfully managed 3 investment
portfolio companies (Sigpro wireless, Valaran, Got
Marketing); strategically negotiated and closed
over US $20M series A round of financing for 2
portfolio companies; implemented shared services
for portfolio companies with bankers, insurance
and accounting firms; developed forecasting tools
to assist in the structure of the secondary offering
of the fund; and built and maintained strong
partnerships with US co-investors and Canadian
investors.
While at TimeStep as Chief Financial Officer, grew
the company to over 150 employees and CAD$10M
annual sales; raised over CAD$15M in private equity
financing;negotiated strategic sale of TimeStep
Corp. to Newbridge for US $100M; successfully
managed Board and Investor Relations; and led
and developed staff in Finance, legal, Information
Technology and Human Resources and developed
annual operational and strategic plans.
As a start-up consultant, providing business
advisory services to emerging companies, advised
on the start-up of TimeStep Corporation and
accessed initial funding of $1.5M.
Celtic House Venture Partners, 2000 to 2002
• General Partner
TimeStep Corporation, 1994 to 1999
• Chief Financial Officer
Deborah Rosati Consulting, 1991 to 1994
• Consultant
Distil Interactive Corporation (past)
• Audit Committee
• Human Resources and Compensation
Committee
NeuroLanguage Corporation (past)
• Audit Committee
• Human Resources and Compensation
Committee
Ontario Lottery Gaming Corporation (past)
• Audit and Risk Management Committee
• Human Resources and Compensation
Committee
Calmos Microsystems (division of Newbridge
Networks), 1988 to 1991
• Divisional Controller
Other Boards
Cognos Inc. (acquired by IBM 2008), 1987 to 1988
• Policy and Procedures Analyst
Canada’s National Ballet School Board
• Chair, Finance Committee
BDO Dunwoody, 1981 to 1987
• Audit Manager
• Staff Accountant
• Co-op Accounting Student
Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
• Nominating Committee
• Chair (past)
• Chair, Executive Committee (past)
• Chair, Audit Committee (past)
Awards
CICA Risk Oversight and Governance Board
• Brock University Alumni Association, Thirty
from the Past Thirty Award, 2007
• Brock University, Faculty of Business
Distinguished Graduate Award, 2003
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2012
• Finalist, Women’s Business Network (WBN)
Businesswoman of the Year, 2005
• Top 40 under 40 Award, Ottawa Business
Journal, 2001
Brock University President’s National Advisory
Council
Brock University Business Faculty Advisory
Council (past)
CATA Alliance Board (past)
• Co-Founder and Chair, CATA Women in
Technology Forum
ENGAGE! Ottawa (past)
• Founder and Co-Chair
ICD, Ottawa Chapter Executive Committee (past)
• Co-Chair
OCRI, Entrepreneurship Centre Advisory
Committee (past)
Ottawa Hospital Foundation (past)
• Campaign Cabinet
Telfer School of Management Dean’s Advisory
Council (past)
Women in the Lead Board (past)
Cindy Rae Rutherford, PLM, ICD.D
Vice President, Land
Progress Energy Resources Corp.
Calgary, Alberta
Education
Skills and Expertise
Management Certificate, General Program, University of Calgary, 1989
Human Development Program, Management Certificate, University of
Calgary, 1990
Information Services Program, Management Certificate, University of
Calgary, 1992
PLM, Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen, 1994
Minor Program in Workplace Learning, University of Calgary, 1999
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2011
Contracts & Negotiation | Corporate Governance | Ethics
General Management | Landman | Law | Management
Mergers & Acquisitions | Start-Up & New Ventures | Strategic Planning
Industry Experience
Not-for-Profit Industry Association | Oil & Gas
Career Highlights
Biography
Inaugural team member for asset rationalization
of oil and gas assets worth $500M done in 100
transactions at Poco Petroleums Ltd.
Progress Energy Resources Corp., 2002 to Present
• Vice President, Land
• Land Manager
• Senior Landman
At Progress developed staff who are conscientious
of timelines, business scope with competencies to
continue to meet or exceed corporate objectives.
Assisted with strategy and acquisition of world class
land base at Progress in B.C. increasing acreage
from 1,000 acres to over one million acres in 9 years.
Project management, marketing and subsequent
negotiations role with executive team to joint
venture 10% of B.C. unconventional gas assets for
$1.2B with Malaysian National Oil Company.
In 1992 gathered a group of industry personnel
together to form Canadian Association of Land
Administration. Officially met for the first time in
January 1994 . Today the Association is recognized
by industry and policy makers as the expert on oil
and gas administration and has a membership of
over 2000.
Genesis Exploration Ltd./Vintage Petroleum Ltd.,
2000 to 2002
• Senior Landman
Ulster Petroleums Ltd., 1999 to 2000
• Senior Landman
Bonavista Petroleum Ltd., 1998 to 1999
• Senior Landman
Poco Petroleums Ltd., 1986 to 1997
• Landman
• Supervisor Land Administration
Audax Gas & Oil Ltd., Calais Resources Inc. and
Westmount Resources Ltd., 1985 to 1986
• Land Administrator
Corrida Oils Ltd., Liberty Petroleums, Inc. and
Redcliffe Petroleum Corp. Ltd., 1985
• Land Administrator
Twin Richfield Oils Ltd., West-Can Resource
Finance Corporation and Bencorp Industries Ltd.,
Anschutz Canada, Pembina Pipeline Ltd. and
Petro-Canada, 1977 to 1985
• Land Administrator
Mentoring Partner
Wayne C. Fox, C.DIR
Former Chair, TMX Group Inc.
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Progress Energy Ltd.
Other Boards
Westmount Charter School
• Nominating Committee
American Association of Petroleum Landmen,
2008 to 2010
Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen,
2002 to 2009
• Governance Committee
• President
• Vice President
• Treasurer
Kathleen E. Sendall, C.M., FCAE, P.Eng.
Director
AI-EES, CGG Veritas (FR), Enmax Corporation
Calgary, Alberta
Education
Skills and Expertise
BSc (Hons. Mech. Eng.), Queen’s University, 1977
Ivey Executive Program, Richard Ivey School of Business, 1990
Contract & Negotiations | General Management
Government Relations | Health, Safety and Environment
International Business | Mergers & Acquisitions | Policy & Regulations
Industry Experience
Energy & Utilities | Engineering | Oil & Gas | Professional Services
International Experience
France | USA
Mentoring Partner
Michael E. J. Phelps, O.C., LL.B, LL.M
Former Chair and CEO, Westcoast Energy
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Alberta Innovates, Energy and Environment
Solutions (AI-EES)
• Vice-Chair
• Chair, Human Resources Committee
• Governance Committee
CGG Veritas (France)
• Chair, Health, Safety and Environment and
Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
• Technology Committee
Enmax Corporation
• Investment Review Committee
• Human Resources Committee
Career Highlights
Biography cont’d
Prism Sulphur Corporation (past)
As Senior Vice President of Petro-Canada’s
North American Natural Gas Business Unit was
responsible for the company’s conventional oil and
gas production and exploration in North America,
from the Arctic to Colorado with an annual budget
(Capital and Operating) of approximately $1.8
Billion, production of approximately 70,000 barrels
per day, staffing of 900+ employees including
Calgary-based and field operations (10 operated
plants) and Denver-based and field operations.
While in this role, completed and integrated a
successful US acquisition in 2004.
Petro-Canada cont’d
• Director, Business Development, ICG Propane,
Natural Gas Liquids
• Manager, Alberta, Wholesale Marketing, PC
Products
• Superintendent, Southern Alberta Area
Operations
• Supervisor, Reservoir Engineering, Northern
Alberta and BC
• Engineering Advisor, Western Canada
Petroleum Engineering
• Engineering Supervisor, Frontier Petroleum
Engineering
• Engineering Supervisor, Joint Ventures,
Offshore and International
Sultran Ltd. (past)
Named first woman Chair of the Board of Governors
of the Canadian Association of Petroleum
Producers in 2006. In this role, was a key industry
spokesperson and represented the industry during
discussions and negotiations in important areas
such as climate change, product pipeline capacity
and tariffs, costs and economics.
Served the industry and the community at large
in various advisory capacities to both provincial
and federal governments in the areas of climate
change, carbon capture and storage, environmental
legislation, and Arctic foreign policy.
Biography
Canada West Foundation, 2011 to 2012
• Executive-in-Residence
Petro-Canada, 1982 to 2009
• Senior Vice President, North American Natural
Gas Business Unit
• Vice President, Western Canada Development
and Operations
• Vice President, Engineering and Technology
• Director, Retail Transformation, Natural Gas
Business Unit
NOVA, An Alberta Corporation, 1980 to 1982
• Project Engineer, Compressor Station Design
and Construction
Petro-Canada, 1978 to 1980
• Junior Process Engineer, Arctic Pilot Project
Awards
• Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People, Alberta
Venture, twice named
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2002
to 2006
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall
of Fame Inductee, 2007
• Canadian Engineering Leader Award, 2005
• Diversity 50, Canadian Board Diversity Council,
2012
• Member of the Order of Canada, 2011
• Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal,
2012
• Women Who Make a Difference Award,
International Women’s Forum, 2007
• YWCA Women of Distinction Award, 1998
Syncrude Canada Ltd. (past)
Other Boards
Canadian Centre for Energy Information
Council of Canadian Academies - Expert Panel on
State of Industrial Research and Development in
Canada
• Chair
Alberta Minister of Energy Advisory Council (past)
• Chair
APEGGA Education Foundation (past)
Calgary Opera (past)
• Chair, Impresario Circle
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (past)
Canadian Academy of Engineering (past)
• President and Board Chair
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (past)
• Board Chair
Council of Canadian Academies (past)
• Chair, Audit Committee
• Governance and Selection Committee
• Investment Committee
Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta (past)
Michaelle Jean Foundation (past)
• Executive Committee
• Public Policy Forum
• Finance and Audit Committee
Public Policy Forum (past)
• Finance and Audit Committee
University of Calgary, Board of Governors (past)
• Vice Chair, Operations Committee
Kathleen E. Sendall, C.M., FCAE, ing.
Administratrice
AI-EES, CGG Veritas (FR), Enmax Corporation
Calgary (Alberta)
Formation
Compétences et domaines
de spécialisation
Expérience sectorielle
BSc (spéc. génie méc.), Queen’s University, 1977
Programme exécutif, Richard Ivey School of Business, 1990
Commerce international | Contrats et négociation | Direction générale
Fusions et acquisitions | Politiques et réglementation
Relations avec les gouvernements | Santé, sécurité et environnement
Énergie et services publics | Ingénierie | Pétrole et gaz naturel
Services professionnels
Expérience internationale
États-Unis | France
Partenaire de mentorat
Michael E.J. Phelps, O.C., LL. B., LL. M.
Ancien président et chef de la direction,
Westcoast Energy
Experience au sein de conseils
Conseils d’entreprise
Alberta Innovates, Energy and Environment
Solutions (AI-EES)
• Vice-présidente
• Présidente, Comité des ressources humaines
• Comité de gouvernance
CGG Veritas (France)
• Présidente, Comité de la santé, de la sécurité, de
l’environnement et de la responsabilité sociale
• Comité de la technologie
Enmax Corporation
• Comité d’examen des investissements
• Comité des ressources humaines
Faits saillants de sa carrière
Biographie continué
Prism Sulphur Corporation (anciennement)
En tant que Première VP du secteur Gaz naturel
nord-américain de Petro-Canada, Mme Sendall était
responsable de la production et de l’exploration
pétrolières et gazières conventionnelles en
Amérique du Nord, de l’Arctique jusqu’au
Colorado. Ce secteur recevait un budget annuel
(investissement et exploitation) d’environ 1,8
milliard de dollars, produisait quelque 70 000 barils
par jour et comptait plus de 900 employés, en
tenant compte des travaux d’exploitation et des
activités à Calgary (10 usines en activité), ainsi que
des travaux d’exploitation et des activités à Denver.
En outre, elle a réalisé l’acquisition d’une entreprise
américaine en 2004 et réussi son intégration.
Petro-Canada continué
• Vice-présidente, Ingénierie et technologie•
Directrice, Transformation au détail, secteur Gaz
naturel de l’entreprise
• Directrice, développement des affaires, ICG
Propane, Liquides de gaz naturel
• Directrice, AB, Marketing de gros, Produits PC
• Chef de chantier, Activités, Sud de l’Alberta
• Superviseure, Étude des gisements, Nord de
l’Alberta et Colombie-Britannique
• Conseillère en ingénierie, Génie pétrolier, Ouest
du Canada
• Superviseure du génie, Zones pionnières Génie
pétrolier
• Superviseure du génie, Coentreprises, Zones
extracôtières et marché international
Sultran Ltd. (anciennement)
NOVA, une société établie en Alberta, de 1980 à
1982
• Ingénieure de projet, Conception et
construction d’une station de compression
Association canadienne des producteurs
pétroliers (anciennement)
• Présidente du conseil
Petro-Canada, de 1978 à 1980
• Ingénieure des procédés stagiaire, Projet pilote
dans l’Arctique
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (anciennement)
Première femme à présider le conseil de
l’Association canadienne des producteurs pétroliers
en 2006, elle a agi comme porte-parole clé, et
représenté l’industrie lors de discussions et de
négociations portant sur des enjeux importants,
comme le changement climatique, la capacité des
pipelines et les tarifs, les coûts et l’économie.
Mme Sendall a servi les intérêts de l’industrie et de
la collectivité en exerçant à diverses reprises un rôle
consultatif auprès des gouvernements provinciaux
et fédéral dans les dossiers du changement
climatique, du captage et du stockage du carbone,
du droit de l’environnement et de la politique
étrangère dans l’Arctique.
Biographie
Canada West Foundation, de 2011 à 2012
• Cadre résident
Petro-Canada, de 1982 à 2009
• Première vice-Présidente, secteur Gaz naturel
nord-américain de l’enterprise
• Vice-présidente, Développement et
exploitation dans l’Ouest canadien
Prix et distinctions
• Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People
• Canadian Engineering Leader Award, 2005
• Diversité 50, Conseil canadien pour la diversité
administrative, 2012
• Intronisée au Temple de la renommée des 100
femmes les plus puissantes au Canada en 2007
• Médaille du jubilée de diamant de la reine
Elizabeth II, 2012
• Membre de l’Ordre du Canada, 2011
• Nommée parmi les 100 femmes les plus
puissantes au Canada, de 2002 à 2006
• Prix femme de distinction du YWCA, 1998
• Women Who Make a Difference Award,
International Women’s Forum, 2007
Syncrude Canada Ltd. (anciennement)
Autres conseils
Centre canadien d’information sur l’énergie
Conseil des académies canadiennes, Comité
d’experts sur l’état de la recherche et du
développement industriel au Canada
• Présidente du comité
Académie canadienne du génie (anciennement)
• Présidente, Comité de vérification
• Comité de gouvernance et de sélection
• Comité des investissements
APEGGA Education Foundation (anciennement)
Calgary Opera (anciennement)
• Présidente, Impresario Circle
Canadian Academy of Engineering
(anciennement)
• Présidente et Présidente, conseil
Conseil consultatif du ministre de l’Énergie de
l’Alberta (anciennement)
• Présidente du conseil
Fondation Michaëlle Jean (anciennement)
• Comité exécutif
• Forum des politiques publiques
• Comité des finances et de la vérification
Forum des politiques publiques (anciennement)
• Comité des finances et de la vérification
Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta
(anciennement)
University of Calgary (anciennement)
• Vice-présidente, Comité de l’exploitation
Nancy L. Smith, MBA, ICD.D
Managing Director, Finance and Planning
ARC Financial Corp.
Calgary, Alberta
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BA (Econ.), University of Alberta, 1983
MBA, University of Alberta, 1985
Canadian Securities Course, 1987
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2008
Audit | Capital Investments | Compensation | Corporate Governance
Executive Comipensation | Finance | Fundraising | Investments
Mergers & Acquistions | Pensions | Risk Management
Start-Up & New Ventures | Strategic Planning
Banking | Corporate Finance | Oil & Gas
Securities & Financial Markets
Mentoring Partner
Courtney Pratt, C.M.
Chair, Knightsbridge, Toronto Region
Research Alliance
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
ARC Financial Corp.
• Executive Committee
• Investment Committee
• Chair, Audit Committee
Canbriam Energy Inc.
• Audit Committee
• Compensation Committee
• Reserves Committee
Corinthian Exploration Corp.
• Chair, Audit Committee
• Compensation Committee
Career Highlights
Biography
At Petro-Canada, was involved in building
a successful finance function and team as
privatization occurred. During Petro-Canada’s
initial privatization transaction in 1991, was
responsible for establishing credit facilities and
cash management systems. Was part of the team
responsible for managing Petro-Canada’s larger
privatization transaction in 1995.
ARC Financial Corp., 1999 to Present
• Managing Director, Finance and Planning
• Investment Committee Member
• Strategic Committee Member
• Managing Director, Energy Development and
Infrastructure
• Executive Committee Member
• Chief Financial Officer and Director
• Senior Vice President, Finance and
Administration
Was Petro-Canada’s representative on the Finance
and Marketing Committees of the Hibernia
consortium. Was responsible for numerous capital
markets transactions and for developing and
executing hedging programs for natural gas,
currency and interest rates.
At ARC, a member of the Investment Committee
responsible for raising and investing $2.7 billion of
private equity capital. As CFO, built a best-in-class
finance team and led the development of efficient
processes necessary for ARC to grow from a small to
mid-sized firm.
Petro-Canada, 1990 to 1999
• Pension Investment Officer
• Vice President, Upstream Marketing – Natural
Gas and Liquids marketing and management of
NGL extraction plant
• Treasurer – Corporate Finance, Treasury,
Hedging, Insurance, Pension and Real Estate
• Director, Treasury
• Manager, Treasury
• Coordinator, Treasury
Bank of Montreal, 1987 to 1990
• Manager, Corporate Lending
Toronto Dominion Bank, 1985 to 1987
• Account Manager, Commercial Lending
Awards
• Top 40 under 40, 1995
Alliance Pipeline Ltd. (past)
Northpoint Energy Inc. (past)
• Audit and Reserves Committee
Oil Insurance Limited (past)
Pointwest Energy Inc. (past)
• Audit and Reserves Committee
Sultran Ltd. (past)
Sunfire Energy Inc. (past)
• Audit and Reserves Committee
Tantalus Systems Ltd. (past)
• Audit Committee
Other Boards
Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation (past)
• Executive Committee
• Audit Committee
Alberta Theatre Projects (past)
Canadian Venture Capital Association (past)
Canadian Cancer Society (past)
CAPP - Fiscal Policy Executive Committee (past)
Kids Help Phone (past)
Deborah S. Stein, CA, CPA, FRM, ICD.D
Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
AltaGas Ltd.
Calgary, Alberta
Mentoring Partner
Gregory Melchin, FCA, ICD.D
Chair, ENMAX; Director, Baytex Energy,
Total Energy Services
Scholarship Recipient
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BA (Hons. Econ.), York University, 1983
CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, 1990
FRM, Global Association of Risk Professionals, 2001
CPA, US CPA Reciprocity Exam, 2003
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2010
Accounting | Audit | Capital Investments | Corporate Governance
Finance | Investor Relations | Management | Mergers & Acquisitions
Risk Management | Strategic Planning
Accounting & Auditing | Banking | Building & Construction
Construction | Energy & Utilities | Entertainment | Food & Beverage
Fuel & Power | Oil & Gas | Power & Utilities
International Experience
USA
Career Highlights
Biography
As Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
at AltaGas, work with Board of Directors to ensure
sound understanding of financial results and overall
corporate risks. Helped the organization grow asset
base by $1.5B since 2005; helped raise over $1B
equity, $600M preferred shares and $2B public debt
to support the growth; established new syndicated
credit facility as a Corporation, increasing the
facility by $475M; received credit rating upgrade
from DBRS and S&P in 2009 during very challenging
economic times.
AltaGas Ltd., 2005 to Present
• Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief
Financial Officer
Also at AltaGas, lead and mentor the finance
team to meet the finance mandate. Developed
several programs within Finance to grow and
retain staff; reduced staff turnover from annual
rate of 20 percent to 2 percent. Implemented
project management methodology for managing
IT projects, reducing cost and improving
implementation success rate. Champion for an ERP
solution to meet the needs of a growing company.
While at TransCanada developed and executed
IR strategy for both TransCanada Corporation TC
Pipelines LP and TransCanada Power LP. Specialized
in audits of risk management and commodity
trading businesses.
TransCanada Corporation, 1999 to 2005
• Manager, Investor Relations
• Senior Specialist, Audit Services
Kirk Roe Chartered Accountants, 1997 to 1999
• Manager
C.I.B.C. Card Products Division, 1996 to 1997
• Senior Manager, Accounting
Paramount Canada’s Wonderland Inc. (member of
the Viacom family), 1994 to 1996
• Controller
Wendy’s Restaurants of Canada Inc., 1991 to 1994
• Regional Accounting Director
Awards
• Top ten CA finalist of the Halton Peel Region,
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario,
1990
Board Experience
Other Boards
Calgary Zoo
Canadian Financial Executives Research
Foundation
Financial Executives International (FEI) Canada
• Chair, Audit Committee
Distress Line of Peel (past)
• Treasurer
Mary Ann Turcke, P.Eng, MBA
Executive Vice President, Field Operations
Bell Canada
Toronto, Ontario
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BSc (Hons. Civ. Eng.), Queen’s University, 1988
MSc (Eng.), University of Toronto, 1990
MBA, Queen’s University, 1997
Compensation | Contracts & Negotiation | Consulting | Executive
Compensation | Executive Recruiting | General Management | Human
Resources | Information Technology | Management | Marketing
Operations | Start-Up & New Ventures | Strategic Planning | Technology
Building & Construction | Consulting | Construction | Engineering
Environmental | Government | Information Technology | Professional
Services | Telecommunications | Transportation | Waste Management
International Experience
USA
Mentoring Partner
Peter J. Dey, LL.M, F.ICD
Chair, Paradigm Capital Inc; Vice Chair,
Granite Real Estate; Director, Goldcorp
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Bell Technical Solutions
• Chair
Expertech Corporation
• Chair
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE)
• Audit Committee
• Compensation, Human Resources and
Governance Committee
Codesta LLC (past)
Other Boards
Queen’s University, Faculty of Applied Science and
Engineering, Capital Campaign Board
Career Highlights
Biography
At Bell Canada as Executive Vice President, Field
Operations for this 10,000+ person organization,
successfully led a major transformation of the
service culture and the cost structure. While the
transformation continues, change is palpable –
have met our financial objectives while customers
(and competitors) have noticed our ever-improving
service standards.
Bell Canada, 2008 to Present
• Executive Vice President, Field Operations
• Vice President, Customer Experience, Small
Medium Business
Queen’s School of Business, Advisory Board
Codesta LLC, 2002 to 2005
• Partner and Board Director
Kingston Yacht Club, 1996
Internet Pictures Corporation (IPIX), 1999 to 2001
• Vice President, Operations and General
Manager
Tarragon Theatre, 2006 to 2008
In 2005 to 2006, the delivery of service to midmarket customers from a call centre based,
single product operation was transformed to
a consultative, accountable and more skilled
environment. Created “franchises” within the
organization that aligned sales and service
specialists and focussed them on a common goal
– selling more and servicing better. This was very
successful with customer satisfaction lifting 10 to
20 points amid productivity gains between 20 and
25%.
In 1999, left management consulting to join
the “.com” boom, accepting a role as General
Manager of Canadian Operations for Internet
Pictures Corporation (IPIX), a young company that
produced “virtual tours” for the real estate business.
Successfully managed the exponential growth of
the operation while watching this home virtual tour
product migrate from something new and original
to something that has come to be expected on any
online real estate residential listing.
Awards
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2009,
2010, 2012
CIBC Run for the Cure, Run Advisory Committee,
2002
Professional Engineers of Ontario, 1993 to 1995
Denise Turner, ICD.D
Executive Vice President and Secretary
TitanStar Group of Companies
Vancouver, British Columbia
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
Mentoring Partner
Brian A. Canfield, C.M., O.B.C., F.ICD
Chair, TELUS Corporation
ICD.D., Institute of Corporate Directors, 2012
Board Experience
Commercial Real Estate Investment | Corporate Governance
Corporate Secretary | Finance | Organizational Change
Strategic Planning
Corporate Boards
Banking | Commercial Real Estate | Financial Services | Human Services
Healthcare
International Experience
USA
Community Living BC
• Chair
• Finance and Audit Committee
• Governance and HR Committee
• Quality and Service Committee
IAT Management Inc. - Canada, 1995 to 2005
IAT Management Corp. - U.S., 1995 to 2003
Career Highlights
Biography
As a founding director of BC Provincial Health
Services Authority ($1.7B annual operating
budget, 10,000+ employees), participated in initial
formation of Board governance, management
oversight and strategic planning frameworks.
As Vice-Chair, helped oversee creation and
development of entirely new, complex organization
comprised of 8 major provincial agencies – BC
Cancer Agency, BC Children’s Hospital, BC Center
for Disease Control, BC Women’s Hospital, BC
Transplant Agency, BC Mental Health and Addiction
Services, BC Renal Services Agency, Cardiac
Services BC.
TitanStar Group of Companies, 2005 to Present
• Executive Vice President and Secretary
As Chair, Community Living BC ($700M provincial
crown corporation, 500 employees, 3,200
independent service provider contractors), led
Board and senior management team through
period of transformative change involving board
governance and management oversight practices.
Provided vision and leadership to facilitate
organization’s evolution to a crown corporation
where sensitivities required of a social service
delivery organization are balanced against firmly
entrenched corporate best practices, and a culture
of innovation, excellence and resiliency.
As co-principal of IAT Group, structured and
negotiated first participating land lease with a U.S.
airport landlord (McCarran International Airport,
Las Vegas) which assisted in aligning policy-maker’s
interests with our business. Model became Clark
County’s (Nevada) preferred business model for
future land lease transactions.
Chaired Provincial Health Services Authority/BC
Cancer Agency Board’s committee that examined,
then recommended a business model which
drove BCCA towards full integration of clinical and
research operations. This strategic objective viewed
to be a defining characteristic of the BCCA – one
which sets it apart from many other global leaders
in fight to cure cancer.
TitanStar Properties Inc.. 2008 to Present
• Executive Vice President and Secretary
• Chief Financial Officer
IAT Group of Companies, 1995 to 2005
• Vice President Finance and General Manager
International Aviation Terminals Inc. and IAT Air
Cargo Facilities Income Fund, 1995 to 2005
• Vice President and Corporate Secretary
North American Trust Company (formerly First
City Trust), 1987 to 1995
• Manager, Business Lending
• Regional Manager, Credit and Administration
Awards
• Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002
Provincial Health Services Authority (BC), 2002 to
2010
• Vice Chair
• Finance Committee
• Audit Committee
• Chair, Research Committee
• Chair, Ad Hoc Translational Research Committee
(BC Cancer Agency)
• Ad Hoc Committee for (construction of )
Abbotsford Hospital and Cancer Centre
Other Boards
Big Sisters BC Lower Mainland, Honorary Advisory
Board
Child and Family Research Institute
• Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee
• Finance and Audit Committee
Vancouver Board of Trade
• Community Affairs Committee
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
• Governance and Nominating Committee
YWCA Metro Vancouver, Finance, Audit and
Investment Committee
• External appointee
BC Aviation Council, 1997 to 2000
• Vice Chair
• Finance Committee
• Executive Committee
Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland, 1998 to 2003
• Chair
• Finance Committee
• Executive Committee
• Chair, Community Relations Comittee
• Chair, Ad Hoc Future Directions Committe
Canadian Association of Provincial Cancer
Agencies, 2008 to 2010
• Chair, Governance Transformation Committee
YWCA Vancouver, 2004 to 2010
• Chair
• Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee
• HR and Compensation Committee
• Finance, Audit and Investment Committee
• Chair, Ad Hoc National Child Care Committee
• Governance Transformation Committee
Beverly Van Ruyven
Retired Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice
President
BC Hydro and Power Authority
Vancouver, British Columbia
Education
Skills and Expertise
BA (Hons. Anthro.), University of Victoria, 1979
Ivey Executive Management Program, Richard Ivey School of Business,
1997
Customer Care & Delivery | Energy & Conservation | Marketing
Operations | Risk Management | Sales
Industry Experience
Power & Utilities | Retail
Mentoring Partner
T. Richard Turner
President and CEO, TitanStar Capital Corp.
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Accenture Business Services for Utilities (past)
Powertech Labs Inc. (past)
• Chair
Other Boards
Fraser Basin Council
InnerChange Foundation
Sustainability Initiative Regional Advisory Council
on Sustainability
University of British Columbia, Clean Energy
Research Centre
Career Highlights
Biography
In 2001, made one of the most important role
changes in BC Hydro’s history when successfully
pulled together a small team of individuals to get
conservation and energy efficiency recognized as
a viable and effective strategy to close the growing
energy gap.
BC Hydro and Power Authority, 1997 to 2011
• Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive
Vice President
• Acting Chief Executive Officer
• Executive Vice President, Customer Care &
Conservation
• Senior Vice President, Distribution
• Vice President, Power Smart
• Manager Key Accounts
In 2011, led the launch of the $930 million Smart
Metering Program, moving British Columbia one
step closer to a modernized grid. The program will
deliver over $500 million in net benefits over the
next 20 years, keeping BC Hydro’s rates among the
lowest in North America and contributing to a clean
energy future.
Took on the role of Acting Chief Executive Officer
of BC Hydro in 2010 at a time of BC Hydro’s
sponsorship of a major event - the 2010 Olympic
and Paralympic Winter Games.
Integral in developing the Province of British
Columbia and BC Hydro’s long-term Energy
Plans, developing BC Hydro’s partnership with
independent power producers. Led BC Hydro
on important negotiations with First Nations for
major projects such as the Northwest Transmission
Line, and took on the leadership of launching and
supporting the BC Hydro Safety Taskforce.
Canada Post, 1982 to 1997
• Director of Retail and Customer Service
• Sales Manager
• Sales Representative
Awards
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2009,
2010
• Women of Distinction, Vancouver Board of
Trade, 1995
University of Victoria
• Chair, Audit Committee
Science World (past)
Western Energy Institute (past)
• Chair
Mary-Alice Vuicic, CHRP
Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President,
Human Resources and Public Affairs
Shoppers Drug Mart
Toronto, Ontario
Education
Skills and Expertise
BA, University of Windsor, 2003
Advanced Human Resources Certificate, University of Toronto, 2004
Advanced Management Program Certificate, Harvard Business School,
2007
Compensation Committee Certification, McMaster University & The
Directors’ College, Currently Enrolled
Compensation | Executive Compensation | Human Resources
Organizational Development | Strategic Planning
Industry Experience
Consumer Products | Restaurants | Retail
International Experience
Languages
China | Mexico | UK | USA
English | French
Career Highlights
Biography
Throughout career have: developed and
implemented executive compensation programs,
including incentive plan design, base salary
reviews, peer group definition, and pension and
benefits plan changes; led employee training,
executive development and succession planning
on a national and international basis; been involved
in CSR/Community Investment programs in each
organization.
Shoppers Drug Mart, 2007 to Present
• Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice
President, Human Resources and Public Affairs
At Shoppers Drug Mart, led the comprehensive
review of the executive compensation program
resulting in changes which were adopted by
the HRCC and Board of Directors. With the
team, implemented the changes including
communications, change management, reporting
and proxy information.
Wendy’s Restaurants International, 1991 to 1996
• Manager, Human Resources - Compensation,
Benefits, Health and Safety
Implemented an organization-wide succession
planning program at Shoppers, including an
executive and CEO development and succession
plan.
Developed and launched Shoppers’ CSR strategy to
improve women’s health. This strategy represented
a $40 million investment in high profile women’s
health programs and partnerships over a five-year
period.
At Wal-Mart and Shoppers Drug Mart, supported
the CEO recruitment and selection process with
involvement in the selection of a search firm,
candidate meetings and interviews, candidate
assessment as well as the on-boarding and
orientation of the successful candidate.
Wal-Mart Canada, 2002 to 2007
• Vice President, People
Chapters/Indigo, 1997 to 2002
• Vice President, Human Resources and
Organizational Development
Mentoring Partner
Thomas C. O’Neill, FCA, F.ICD
Chair, Bell Canada, BCE Inc.
Board Experience
Other Boards
Canadian Restaurant and Foodservice Association
(past)
Human Resources Professionals Association (past)
• Editorial Board
Retail Council of Canada (past)
• Human Resources Executive
Toronto Region Cancer Society (past)
Benita M. Warmbold, FCA, ICD.D
Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Toronto, Ontario
Mentoring Partner
J. Robert S. Prichard, O.C., O.Ont, MBA, LL.M
Chair, Bank of Montreal, Director, George
Weston Ltd.
Scholarship Recipient
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BComm (Hons), Queen’s University, 1980
CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, 1983
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2008
FCA, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 2009
Accounting | Contracts & Negotiation | Finance | Operations
Risk Management
Accounting & Auditing | Government | Information Technology
Investments & Mutual Funds | Mining & Materials | Oil & Gas
Professional Services
Languages
English | German
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Canada Development Investment Corporation
• Chair, Audit Committee
• Canada Hibernia Holding Corporation, Chair,
Audit Committee
• Canada Eldor Inc., Chair
• Canada GEN Investment Corporation, Chair
Harris Steel Group (past)
• Chair, Audit Committee
• Independent Committee (on the sale of the
company)
Northwater Capital Group companies (past)
• Management Company
• Cayman Islands investments companies
Career Highlights
Biography
Currently leading a major transition at CPPIB
designed to increase the organization’s operating
capabilities and future scaleability. The first step
was to bring in-house record keeping, portfolio
accounting and investment performance
measurement capabilities.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, 2008 to
Present
• Senior Vice President and Chief Operations
Officer
Nordion International Inc. (past)
Northwater Capital Management Inc., 1997 to
2008
• Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer
Alzheimer Society of Toronto
• Past Chair
Working member of the Purdy Crawford PanCanadian committee that resolved the $35 billion
Asset-Backed Commercial Paper issue in 2008.
Led a team that structured complex investment
vehicles delivering portable Alpha and synthetic
Beta exposure to pension clients, including the first
fund of hedge funds vehicle listed on the Toronto
stock exchange.
Led the sale of a complex radio-pharmaceutical
business. This transaction was particularly
challenging to close since the company was
experiencing a labour stoppage at the time, and its
main product supplier’s reactor was shut down.
Canada Development Investment Corporation,
1989 to 1997
• Executive Vice President
KPMG, 1980 to 1989
• Senior Manager
Awards
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2009,
2010
• Diversity 50, Canadian Board Diversity Council,
2012
• Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Chartered
Accountants, 2009
Theratronics International Limited (past)
Other Boards
Canadian Public Accountability Board
• Human Resources and Governance Committee
Queen’s University Audit and Risk Committee
Queen’s University, School of Business
• Advisory Board
Toronto Financial Services Alliance
• Executive Committee
• Finance and Audit Committee
Bridgepoint Hospital Foundation (formerly
Riverdale Hospital Foundation) (past)
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Foundation (formerly Clarke Institute of
Psychiatry Foundation), Toronto (past)
CICA Advisory Group: Assessing Risks and
Controls of Investment Funds (past)
CICA Task Force on Environmental Liabilities and
Costs (past)
Harbourfront Foundation (past)
Hartford Mutual Funds (past)
• Chair of Independent Review Committee
Benita M. Warmbold, FCA, IAS. A.
Premiére vice-présidente et chef de l’exploitation
Office d’investissement du Régime de pensions du Canada
Toronto (Ontario)
Partenaire de mentorat
J. Robert S. Prichard, O.C., O.Ont, MBA, LL. M
Présidente du conseil, Banque de Montréal;
Administrateur, George Weston limitée
Récipiendaire de la bourse
Formation
Compétences et domaines
de spécialisation
Expérience sectorielle
BCom (spéc.), Queen’s University, 1980
CA, Institut des comptables agréés de l’Ontario, 1983
IAS. A., Institut des administrateurs de sociétés, 2008
FCA, Institut Canadien des comptables agrées, 2009
Comptabilité | Contrats et négociation | Exploitation | Finances
Gestion des risques
Comptabilité et audit | Gouvernement | Mines et matériaux
Pétrole et gaz | Placements et fonds communs de placement
Services professionnels | Technologies de l’information
Langues
Anglais | Allemand
Experience au sein de conseils
Conseils d’entreprise
Corporation de développement des
investissements du Canada
• Présidente, Comité de vérification
• Canada Hibernia Holding Corporation,
Présidente, Comité de vérification
• Canada Eldor Inc., Présidente
• Corporation d’investissement GEN du Canada,
Présidente
Harris Steel Group (anciennement)
• Présidente, Comité de vérification
• Comité indépendant (à la vente de la société)
Nordion International Inc. (anciennement)
Faits saillants de sa carrière
Biographie
Mme Warmbold dirige actuellement une transition
importante à l’OIRPC qui vise à accroître les
capacités opérationnelles de l’organisation ainsi
que sa future évolutivité. Il s’agissait dans un
premier temps d’introduire à l’interne les capacités
concernant la tenue de livres, la comptabilité
relative au portefeuille ainsi que l’évaluation du
rendement des placements.
Office d’investissement du Régime de pensions
du Canada, de 2008 à ce jour
• Premiére vice-présidente et chef de
l’exploitation
Elle a été une membre active du comité
pancanadien présidé par Purdy Crawford qui
a négocié en 2008 l’issue de la crise liée aux
35 milliards de dollars détenus en papiers
commerciaux adossés à des actifs (PCAA).
Corporation de développement des
investissements du Canada, de 1989 à 1997
• Vice-présidente directrice
Elle a aussi dirigé une équipe qui a structuré des
instruments de placement complexes assurant une
exposition alpha et bêta synthétique viable aux
fonds de pension clients, dont le premier fonds des
fonds spéculatifs inscrit à la Bourse de Toronto.
Mme Warmbold a géré la vente de Nordion
International Inc., une entreprise de
radiopharmaceutiques complexes. La conclusion de
cette transaction représentait un défi particulier en
raison de l’arrêt de travail que connaissait Nordion
et de la fermeture du réacteur de son principal
fournisseur de produits.
Northwater Capital Management Inc., de 1997 à
2008
• Directrice générale et chef des finances
Sociétés du groupe Northwater Capital
(anciennement)
• Société de gestion
• Sociétés de placement des îles Caïmans
Theratronics International Limited (anciennement)
Autres conseils
Comité d’audit et de gestion des risques de
l’Université Queen’s
Conseil canadien sur la reddition de comptes
• Comité des ressources humaines et de la
gouvernance
KPMG, de 1980 à 1989
• Gestionnaire principale
School of Business de l’Université Queen’s
• Conseil consultatif
Prix et distinctions
Société Alzheimer de Toronto
• Ancienne présidente
• Diversité 50, Conseil canadien pour la diversité
administrative, 2012
• Fellow de l’Institut Canadien des comptables
agrées, 2009
• Nommée parmi les 100 femmes les plus
puissantes au Canada en 2009 et 2010
Toronto Financial Services Alliance
• Comité de direction
• Comité de finances et de vérification
Fondation de CAMH (auparavant la Fondation
de l’Institut psychiatrique Clarke), Toronto
(anciennement)
Fondation de l’Hôpital Bridgepoint (auparavant la
Fondation de l’Hôpital Riverdale) (anciennement)
Fonds communs de placement Hartford
(anciennement)
• Présidente, Comité d’examen indépendant
Goupe consultatif de l’ICCA – Fonds de placement :
Évaluation des risques et des contrôles
(anciennement)
Groupe de travail de l’ICCA sur les passifs et les
coûts environnementaux (anciennement)
Harbourfront Foundation (anciennement)
Helen Wesley, MBA, CFA
Executive Vice President, Corporate Services
Talisman Energy Inc.
Calgary, Alberta
Education
BComm (Mktg.), University of Calgary,1991
MBA (Int’l. Bus.), Bentley College, Boston, 1993
CFA, CFA Institute ,1998
Mentoring Partner
Charles W. Fischer
Director, Enbridge Inc., Pure Technologies Ltd.
Board Experience
Other Boards
Business Services | Corporate Communications | Finance
Functional Transformations | Government Relations | Human Resources
Investor Relations | Supply Chain Management | Strategic Planning
CARE Canada
• Human Resources, Governance and
Nominating Committee
• International Programs Committee
Industry Experience
Chemicals | Energy & Utilities | Oil & Gas
Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta
International Experience
Languages
Asia | England | Europe | West Africa
Skills and Expertise
English | French
Calgary Rowing Club Executive, 1987 to 1994
Canadian Investor Relations Institute, Alberta
Chapter, 1997 to 2000
Mount Royal College and University of Calgary
Basketball Fundraising Organizations, 1996 to
1997
Career Highlights
Biography
Managed transfer of Petro-Canada’s international
finance organization from Germany to England,
involving significant labour relations issues, and
achieving significant efficiencies in G&A while
preserving an optimal tax and legal entity structure.
Talisman Energy Inc., Calgary, 2010 to Present
• Executive Vice President, Corporate Services
Developed, negotiated and orchestrated PetroCanada’s 2005 to 2012 Olympic Sponsorship
resulting in the company being one of VANOC’s
largest corporate sponsors. Developed an
integrated marketing and leveraging campaign to
build reputation among key stakeholders, including
employees while supporting a critical national
cultural priority.
Led the investor relations associated with NOVA
Chemicals’ public offering and subsequent
transition to a US-based company with a
significantly greater US shareholder representation
and analyst coverage.
Assisted in the career development of many people
over the years, facilitating career moves or creating
opportunities for exposure.
Petro-Canada/Suncor, 2003 to 2010
• Vice President and Treasurer - Suncor (Calgary)
• Vice President Finance, International and
Offshore (London, UK)
• Senior Director, Corporate Communications
and Government Relations (Calgary)
• Manager, Strategic Planning (Calgary)
NOVA Chemicals/NOVA Corporation, 1997 to 2003
• Vice President Global Purchasing and Supply
(Pittsburgh)
• Global Director, Purchasing and Supply,
Styrenics Business/Raw Materials (Pittsburgh)
• Director, Investor Relations (Pittsburgh/Calgary)
• Manager, Investor Relations (Calgary)
PanCanadian Petroleum/Canadian Oil Sands
Trust, 1996 to 1997
• Director, Investor Relations (Calgary)
Petro-Canada, 1993 to 1996
• Senior Advisor, Investor Relations (Calgary)
• National Coordinator, Promotions, Downstream
(Calgary)
Awards
• Calgary’s Top 40 under 40, 2005
• Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2012
• Haskayne School of Business MAX Award, 2012
Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 2001 to 2003
Women in NOVA, 2000 to 2003
• President and Director of Mentoring
Helen Wesley, MBA, CFA
Vice-présidente exécutive aux services corporatifs
Talisman Energy Inc.
Calgary (Alberta)
Formation
Compétences et domaines
de spécialisation
Expérience sectorielle
Expérience internationale
Langues
BCom (mark.), University of Calgary, 1991
MBA (commerce international), Bentley College, Boston, 1993
CFA, CFA Institute ,1998
Communications internes | Finance |
Gestion de la chaîne d’approvisionnement | Planification stratégique
Relations avec les investisseurs | Relations avec les investisseurs
Ressources humaines | Services de gestion
Transformations fonctionnelles
Partenaire de mentorat
Charles W. Fischer
Administrateur, Enbridge Inc., Pure
Technologies Ltd.
Experience au sein de conseils
Autres conseils
Care Canada
• Comité des ressources humaines, de la
gouvernance et des candidatures
• Comité des programmes internationaux
Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta
Énergie et services publics | Pétrole et gaz naturel | Produits chimiques
Calgary Rowing Club, Exécutive, de 1987 à 1994
Asie | Angleterre | Europe | Afrique occidentale
Institut canadien de relations avec les
investisseurs, région de l’Alberta, de 1997 à 2000
Anglais | Français
Organismes de collecte de fonds pour le
basketball au Mount Royal College et à University
of Calgary, de 1996 à 1997
Faits saillants de sa carrière
Biographie
Mme Wesley a géré le transfert, de l’Allemagne
à l’Angleterre, de la société de financement
internationale de Petro-Canada, en réglant des
problèmes importants liés aux relations du travail
et en réalisant d’importants gains d’efficacité
en matière de frais d’administration, tout en
préservant une structure fiscale et juridique
optimale.
Talisman Energy Inc., Calgary, de 2010 à ce jour
• Vice-présidente exécutive aux services
corporatifs
De 2005 à 2012, elle a défini, négocié et orchestré le
partenariat olympique de Petro-Canada, qui a fait
de la société l’un des principaux commanditaires
nationaux du COVAN. Elle a élaboré une campagne
intégrée de marketing et d’optimisation afin de
consolider la réputation de la société auprès des
principales parties intéressées, dont les employés,
tout en appuyant une priorité culturelle nationale
d’importance critique.
Mme Wesley a dirigé les relations avec les
investisseurs associées à l’appel public à l’épargne
de NOVA Chemicals et à la période de transition
qui a suivi vers une entreprise américaine affichant
une représentation des actionnaires américains
beaucoup plus grande et qui a retenu l’attention
des analystes.
Elle a aidé au fil des ans de nombreuses personnes
à progresser dans leur carrière, en facilitant des
possibilités de réorientation ou en créant des
occasions de contact.
Petro-Canada/Suncor, de 2003 à 2010
• Vice-présidente et trésorière, Suncor (Calgary)
• Vice-présidente, Finance, secteur international
et zones extracôtières (Londres, R.-U.)
• Directrice principale, Communications internes
et relations avec les gouvernements (Calgary)
• Directrice, Planification stratégique (Calgary)
NOVA Chemicals/NOVA Corporation, de 1997 à
2003
• Vice-présidente, Achats et approvisionnement
internationaux (Pittsburgh)
• Directrice internationale, Achats et
approvisionnement, Styréniques et matières
premières (Pittsburgh)
• Directrice, Relations avec les investisseurs
(Pittsburgh/Calgary)
• Directrice, Relations avec les investisseurs
(Calgary)
PanCanadian Petroleum/Canadian Oil Sands
Trust, de 1996 à 1997
• Directrice, Relations avec les investisseurs
(Calgary)
Petro-Canada, de 1993 à 1996
• Conseillère principale, Relations avec les
investisseurs (Calgary)
• Coordonnatrice nationale, Promotions, Aval
(Calgary)
Prix et distinctions
• Haskayne School of Business, MAX award, 2012
• Nommée parmi les 40 personnes d’affairs de
Calgary les plus influentes de moins de 40 ans,
2005
• Nommée parmi les 100 femmes les plus
puissantes au Canada en 2012
Pittsburgh Filmmakers, de 2001 à 2003
Women in NOVA, de 2000 à 2003
• Présidente et directrice du mentorat
Janet Woodruff, MBA, CA, ICD.D
Director
Nordion Inc.
West Vancouver, British Columbia
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BSc (Hons.), Gold Medalist, University of Western Ontario, 1979
MBA, York University, 1984
CA, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 1986
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2009
Accounting | Capital Investments | Compensation
Contracts & Negotiation | Enterprise Risk | Finance
Government Relations | Human Resources | Information Technology
International Business | Operations | Strategic Planning
Accounting & Audit | Energy | Engineering | Financial Services
Healthcare | Oil & Gas | Power & Utilities | Transportation
Mentoring Partner
Carole S. Taylor, O.C.
Director, BCE Inc., Toronto-Dominion Bank
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Nordion Inc.
• Chair, Finance and Audit Committee
• Human Resources and Compensation
Committee
Pacific Northern Gas (past)
• Chair, Audit Committee
• Environment, Health and Safety Committee
Other Boards
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants,
Directors Advisory Group
Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada
• Audit Committee
• Executive Committee (past)
Career Highlights
Biography
Provided leadership and advice for all aspects of
the transition of BC Transmission Corporation,
the Crown Corporation responsible for operating,
planning, maintaining and expanding the
provincially-owned electrical transmission system,
to BC Hydro.
Consultant, 2011 to Present
• Chief Financial Officer (Interim) of
Transportation Investment Corporation
United Way Lower Mainland
• Campaign Cabinet
BC Hydro, 2010 to 2011
• Vice President and Special Advisor to CEO
BC Business Council (past)
BC Transmission Corporation, 2007 to 2010
• Interim President
• Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief
Financial Officer
Chatham/Kent Health District (past)
Reporting to the BC Transmission’s Board of
Directors for all aspects of operations, strategy
and performance, effectively led this organization
during a time of rapid growth and successfully
directed the execution of $1.5B in capital
investment, the interconnection of British
Columbia’s first wind farm and the renegotiating of
the $400M Northwest Transmission Line - projects
critical to British Columbia’s renewable energy
strategy.
At Vancouver Coastal Health, the largest health
authority in the country, transformed the way
healthcare delivered in the province by applying
private sector business practices to managing
within frozen budgets without reducing services or
jeopardizing care. Delivered over $300M in annual
savings strategies through system redesign, outsourcing, revenue generation, strategic sourcing
and cost reductions over a four year period.
As an executive with the Westcoast Energy Group,
career highlights included creating and executing
the operational strategy to successfully enter
deregulating power markets in Canada and the
U.S., as well as, establishing an enterprise risk
management function. Responsible for financial
operations in this multi-national company
environment.
Vancouver Coastal Health, 2003 to 2007
• Chief Financial Officer and Vice President,
Systems Development and Performance
Westcoast Energy Group, 1988 to 2002
• Engage Energy, Chief Financial Officer
• Westcoast Corporate, Vice President, Business
Risk Management
• Westcoast Corporate, Vice President and
Controller
• Union Gas Limited, Vice President and
Controller
• Centra Gas Ontario Inc., Controller and
Management
Ernst & Young, 1984 to 1988
• Manager and Staff Accountant
John Blain Engineering, 1980 to 1982
• Administration Manager
Canadian Electricity Association (past)
Foundation Fighting Blindness (past)
Junior Achievement of BC (past)
Ontario Natural Gas Association (past)
Patricia Youzwa
Former President and CEO
Saskatchewan Power Corporation
Regina, Saskatchewan
Education
Skills and Expertise
Industry Experience
BA (Hons. Econ.), University of Saskatchewan, 1976
MA (Econ.), University of Toronto, 1980
Capital Investments | Consulting | Corporate Governance
General Management | Government Relations | Marketing | Operations
Policy & Regulations | Strategic Planning | Taxation
Consulting | Consumer Products | Energy & Utilities | Environmental
Fuel & Power | Government | Power & Utilities | Public Policy | Retail
Mentoring Partner
Hon. A. Anne McLellan, P.C., O.C., LL.M
Director, Agrium Inc., Cameco Corp., Nexen Inc.
Board Experience
Corporate Boards
Saskatchewan Power Corporation (past)
SaskEnergy Incorporated (past)
Other Boards
Canada West Foundation
Shock Trauma Air Rescue Services (STARS)
Foundation
• Nominating and Governance Committee
Canadian Electricity Association (past)
• 2nd Vice Chair
• Chair of Sustainable Electricity Council
Career Highlights
Career Highlights cont’d
Canadian Energy Research Institute (past)
As CEO of Saskatchewan Power Corporation
(SaskPower):
and trading subsidiary. Led environmental
regulatory approval of major projects, corporate
environmental management systems (EMS),
corporate compliance with regulations and
legislation, and site assessment.
Canadian Standards Association (past)
• Led capacity expansion of over 30%, sales
growth of nearly 20%, 18% increase in asset
value and customer satisfaction ratings at
record high levels;
• Improved environmental performance by
expanding “greener” sources of electricity
through innovative private sector partnerships
and SaskPower projects, and establishing
SaskPower as a global leader in clean coal
technology earning the Environmental
Stewardship Award from the Canadian
Electricity Association in 2008;
• Improved performance in long-standing
human resource challenges including labour
relations, safety, workforce planning and
succession, and employee engagement
resulting in SaskPower being recognized as one
of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers; and
• Launched a major initiative to transform and
modernize customer service operations to
improve service levels and efficiency through
business process redesign and automation.
While Vice President, Customer Services and
Executive leader for Customer Services Business
Unit (CSBU), successfully led several rate
applications that increased and restructured
rates to achieve new revenue requirements and
corporate financial targets.
As CEO of NorthPoint Energy Solutions led the
development of new, wholly-owned subsidiary of
SaskPower to optimize energy load and generation
services, and grow electricity trading business.
While Vice President, Corporate Planning and
Regulatory Affairs, SaskPower, initiated and
successfully executed strategy to open access to
SaskPower’s transmission system for wholesale
wheeling and create electricity marketing
During tenure with Government of Saskatchewan,
including service as Deputy Minister of Energy
and Mines, reviewed and revamped resource
policies, regulations and taxation systems for
mineral resources including oil and gas, potash and
uranium.
Biography
Saskatchewan Power Corporation, 1999 to 2010
• President and Chief Executive Officer
• Vice President, Customer Services
• Vice President, Corporate Planning and
Regulatory Affairs
NorthPoint Energy Solutions Inc., 2001 to 2004
• Chief Executive Officer
P.S. Youzwa & Associates, 1996 to 1999
• Principal
Government of Saskatchewan, 1985 to 1996
• Deputy Minister of Economic Development
• Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines
• Assistant Deputy Minister of Resource Policy
and Economics
• Director of Policy Analysis, Saskatchewan
Energy and Mines
• Senior Budget Analyst, Saskatchewan Finance
Awards
• Lieutenant Governor’s Gold Medal for
Excellence in Public Administration, 2011
• Saskatchewan Centennial Medal, 2005
• Saskatchewan Women of Influence, 2005
Conference Board of Canada (past)
Energy Council of Canada (past)
Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy (past)
Mentoring Partner
Lisa M. Zangari
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
IAMGOLD Corporation
Toronto, Ontario
Education
Skills and Expertise
BSc (Bus. Admin. and HR Mgmt), Lake Superior State University, 1992
Diploma (HR Mgmt.), Cambrian College, 1992
Compensation | Cultural Transformation | Executive Compensation
Human Resources | Mergers & Acquisitions | Organizational Design
Organizational Effectiveness | Strategic Planning
Industry Experience
Mining & Materials
International Experience
USA
Career Highlights
Biography
Lead the design, development and execution
of global Human Resources practices, including
performance management and total rewards, talent
acquisition and retention, leadership development
and succession management, resulting in
consistent best practices across the IAMGOLD
organization.
IAMGOLD Corporation, 2009 to Present
• Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Manage the relationship with IAMGOLD’s Human
Resources and Compensation Committee.
Lead the development and implementation
of IAMGOLD’s Brand “Empowering People,
Extraordinary Performance.”
Built Kinross’ and IAMGOLD’s high performance
global Human Resources teams.
Successfully led the integration of several
international acquisitions at Kinross and at
IAMGOLD.
Kinross Gold Corporation, 2005 to 2009
• Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Placer Dome Group of Companies (PDG), 1994 to
2005
• Vice President, Human Resources, Placer Dome
Corporation
• Manager, Corporate Performance Management
and International Human Resources
• Manager, International Human Resources
• Total Compensation Redesign Coordinator
• Human Resources Coordinator
Gerald W. Grandey, P.Eng, JD
Director, Canadian Oil Sands, Potash
Corporation, Inmet Mining, Sandspring
Resources
Board Experience
Other Boards
Nightwood Theatre Group
Women On Board Services Society Board of Directors
Conseil d’administration de la Société de Femmes Au Conseil
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Patrick F. O’Callaghan
Managing Partner
Patrick O’Callaghan and Associates
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Carol M. Stephenson, O.C. Dean, Richard Ivey School of Business
University of Western Ontario
Director/Administratrice
Thea M. Miller
Managing Director
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Senior Client Partner
Korn/Ferry International
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