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.

  • Daniel Bourque, Senior Corporate Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, Xerox Canada
  • Cathy Cummings, Executive Director, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA)
  • Wendy King, Vice President, Legal, Risk & Governance, Capstone Mining Corp.;
  • Denis Lavoie,
  • Jamie Patterson, Lawyer, SaskTel;
  • Neil Puddicombe, Associate General Counsel and Director of Subsidiary Governance, Legal, Corporate & Compliance Group, BMO Financial Group
  • Stephen Rotstein, Vice-President, Policy & Regulatory Affairs & General Counsel, Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC)
  • Coro Strandberg, President, Strandberg Consulting
  • Alena Thouin, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer, Alterna Savings and Bank
  • Terri Uhrich, General Counsel, K+S Potash Canada 

For EGA inquiries, please contact:

Albert Orellana
Manager, Education, Special Projects & Administration
416-921-5449 ext. 315

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