Louise is a Chief Audit Executive who spent over two decades in audit focusing on risk, governance and internal audit management. She has been the Internal Audit Director at Agropur Cooperative since 2010. As a CPA, CA she worked for a Big 4 firm and continued her career working in the printing, insurance and beverage industries for companies having locations internationally.
She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Ordre des CPA du Québec where she also volunteered. She has served as the VP Training for the IIA-Montreal Chapter and within the Working Group on Need Analysis with the Ordre des CPA du Québec.
As the Director of Internal Audit, Louise is responsible for developing, organizing and directing the Cooperative’s Internal Audit plan, facilitating risk management activities and handling the ethics line. Reporting directly to the Audit Committee, she promotes governance and risk management. She recently received her certification as CRMA (Certified Risk Management Assurance) and CIA (Certified Internal Auditor)
Hugh Bolton is an influential senior executive and business leader. He is one of Canada’s most distinguished corporate directors, respected among his peers and within financial, investment and governance circles.
Hugh serves on the Corporate Oversight and Governance Advisory Board of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, Edmonton’s Advisory Council of the Institute of Corporate Directors, the Edmonton Downtown Academic & Cultural Centre Foundation’s Board of Directors and the CN Edmonton Community Board.
Hugh recently completed long-standing board tenures with leading Canadian corporations, including WestJet Airlines Ltd., TD Bank Financial Group, the Canadian National Railway Company (Director Emeritus) and Capital Power Corporation.
Since retirement, he has been an active Corporate Director with Coopers & Lybrand (PricewaterhouseCoopers), following 40 active years. Hugh has considerable domestic and international experience in assisting Canadian multinational corporations.
Hugh has received numerous citations recognizing his accomplishments within business, his profession, and his contributions to public policy.
In November 2017, the Governance Professionals of Canada presented Hugh with the Peter Dey Governance Achievement Award for Excellence in Governance. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta has distinguished Hugh Bolton with a Fellowship, a Distinguished Service Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Antoine is a seasoned coach, trainer and entrepreneur. He has worked in private, not-for-profit organizations as well as federal government positions delivering programs and projects locally, provincially and nationally. Antoine has an ability to clarify the vision, to develop overall direction, is level-headed and will help determine the best approach to reach objectives. His mission is to help and inspire people. As a strengths-based coach and course leader, Antoine believes that everyone is unique and everyone has the potential to excel in their own way. Each person is naturally inclined to do or act in a certain matter, one that is uniquely their own. And therefore, self-awareness is the foundation to becoming an impactful individual.
In January 2018, Brigitte joined Meridian Credit Union as Vice-President, Corporate Governance. With Meridian’s launch of a federal digital bank in April 2019, Brigitte was appointed Corporate Secretary of Motus Bank. In January 2019, Brigitte joined York University as Adjunct Professor of Osgoode Hall Law School.
Prior to Meridian, Brigitte held positions at Sun Life Financial as Vice-President, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary as well as Corporate Secretary and Head of Governance of HSBC Bank Canada. Prior thereto, Brigitte spent close to a decade as Vice-President, Legal and Corporate Secretary of Astral Media Inc. and prior thereto, she was Associate General Counsel and Associate Secretary of Canadian National Railway Company.
Brigitte obtained her BCL/LLB degrees from McGill University (National Program) in 1988 and was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1989. She began her legal career at Norton Rose Fulbright where she was named Partner in Business Law. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and also obtained the designation of Certified In-House Counsel –Canada (CIC.C).
An economist by training, Louise Champoux-Paillé holds an MBA, a Master's Degree in Museology and a Certificate in Governance from Laval University. She has successfully completed the Governing for Not Profit Excellence program of the Harvard Business School. Breaking new ground in a number of senior management positions, she has served as founding president of the Bureau des services financiers du Québec and executive vice-president of the Ordre des administrateurs agrées. Her research and volunteer work have helped promote good governance, ethics and women's access to strategic roles. In her career, she has served on numerous boards, including the Quebec state corporation SAAQ and the Ste-Justine Hospital. In 2012, the Québec government named Louise a member of the Ordre national du Québec. In 2014, she won the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case, granted to women who have made outstanding contributions to the quality of life for women in Canada. In 2016, she was appointed to the Order of Canada for her contributions as an administrator and for her commitment to promoting women in governance. Recently, she received an award of excellence from Laval University and was named one of the Top 20 personalities for diversity.
After graduating from
University with a degree in Psychology with Statistics Dominic completed
a Master’s Degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management at
the London School of Economics. Dominic started working at the National
Australia Bank in London in a generalist HR role and moved to Royal Bank
of Scotland where he joined the Total Rewards team. After leaving the
Royal Bank of Scotland, Dominic worked for Goldman Sachs as VP
Compensation Europe before rejoining the Royal Bank of Scotland, and
moving to Hong Kong, as Regional Director of Reward. Whilst in Hong
Kong, Dominic joined Prudential Plc as Regional Reward Director Asia.
Returning to the UK, he joined Standard Life Plc as Group Reward and
Employment Policy Director. Dominic joined Scotiabank on August 1, 2018
as SVP Total Rewards with responsibility for Compensation, Benefits,
Performance and Diversity and Inclusion.
Korinne Collins is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of learning, business consulting and leadership experience, ranging from an entrepreneurial training start up that she built and subsequently sold, to leading learning teams at CIBC, IBM and PwC and currently at the Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA).
Her current role as Vice President of Professional Development & Events is focused on the delivery of educational services and design of conferences for the credit union system’s 28,000 employees and 2500 directors across Canada.
Korinne served on the Board of the Institute for Performance and Learning for 5 years, and for 2 years held the role of Chair. She currently sits on the board as Vice Chair of the Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA) for the Ontario Government and sits on an advisory panel for the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI). She was a member of the Steering Committee of the 30% Club Canada, focused on bringing more women onto Canadian Corporate Boards. Korinne has recently been appointed to the board of the Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) and elected to the board of ABC Life Literacy.
Anne Corbett is a partner with the law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Toronto where she specializes in the areas of corporate commercial law and health law with a special emphasis on corporate governance. Anne is involved in providing advice to boards of hospitals and hospital foundations.
Anne is the co-author of the Ontario Hospital Association's Guide to Good Governance, Hospital edition and the Guide to Good Governance for Charities and Not-for-Profit Organizations. She is a frequent speaker on topics related to directors, fiduciary duties, governance and accountability.
Anne is currently a director of William Osler Health System Foundation, and is a former director of Humber River Regional Hospital Foundation, Cardiac Care Network, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and St. John’s Rehab Foundation.
Anne Corbett received her B.A. from the University of Windsor in 1976, her LL.B from the University of Toronto in 1979 and was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1981.
Judy Cotte is CEO of ESG Global Advisors, Inc., a new firm she has formed to assist boards of directors to understand: how shareholders view the ESG-related business risks and opportunities; their management for superior long-term value, and better communicating approaches to shareholders through disclosure and engagement.
Previously, Judy was V.P. & Head of Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment for RBC Global Asset Management (“RBC GAM”) and was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Previously, she was the Director of Policy Development & Chief Operating Officer for the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (“CCGG”), a coalition of most of Canada’s largest institutional investors. Judy has a Master’s Degree in securities law and practiced law in various capacities, including as enforcement counsel with the OSC, litigation counsel with a large broker/dealer and as a partner in a Bay Street law firm.
Judy is a member of the TSX Listings Advisory Committee and the UN PRI’s Global Policy Reference Group. She has been the designated Canadian Correspondent for by the International Corporate Governance Network and the Council of Institutional Investors respectively. She is a past member of the CCGG’s Public Policy Committee, the OSC’s Securities Advisory Committee, Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee, Environmental Reporting Advisory Committee and Enforcement Committee.