The Judging Panel

The Excellence in Governance Awards jury panel is composed of seasoned and well-respected governance thought leaders from across Canada. GPC has carefully selected the judges to ensure representation from all aspects of the governance community including shareholder representatives, regulatory experts, leading academics and practitioners.

Chair of Judging Panel

Geoffrey D. Creighton
Immediate Past President and Chair,
In-house Counsel Worldwide, and Member, BlackRock IRC

Judging Panel:

Gigi Dawe
Director, Corporate Oversight and Governance,
CPA Canada 

Catherine Gordon
President and founder
SimpleLogic Inc.

Sylvia Groves,
President and Creative Director,
Governance Studio

Dr. Richard Leblanc
Associate Professor, Law, Governance and Ethics, Director, Master Financial Accountability Program,
York University

Paul Schneider

Head of Corporate Governance, Public Equities,
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan 

Brendan Sheehan
Managing Director, Corporate Governance,
Rivel Research Group

Elizabeth Watson
, QC,
Founder and President,
Watson Inc.

Honourary Judge:

Peter Dey,
Chairman, Paradigm Capital Inc.

Excellence in Governance Shortlist Judges

GPC would like to acknowledge the contribution of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) to the short listing judging for the Excellence in Governance Awards.

  • Wendy King, Vice President, Legal, Risk and Governance, Capstone Mining Corp.
  • Christine Staley, Director of Professional Development, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association
  • Sheldon Stener, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Federated Co-operatives Ltd.
  • Terri Uhrich, Vice President, Legal Affairs, K+S Potash Canada

For EGA inquiries, please contact:

Megan McLean

Manager, Education, Special Projects & Administration
416-921-5449 ext. 313

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