Conference Speakers

Liana Bagworth
Founder, EQals

Helle Bank Jorgensen
CEO and Founder, Competent Boards Inc.

Jeremy Barretto
Partner, Cassels Brock


Norma Beauchamp ICD.D,
Independent Director at Dialogue, Extendicare and Aurora Former President and CEO, Cystic Fibrosis Canada


Brian Brown
Principal, Best Job in the Company Consulting Services

Louise Champoux-Paillé,
Director, Ste-Justine Hospital and CHUM

Christopher Chen
Managing Director, Compensation Governance Partners

Ocean Chen
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Caroline Codsi
President & Founder, Women in Governance

Michelle de Cordova
Principal, ESG Global Advisors

Joanie Coutu-Bellerose,
Co-President, Certification Committee

Dr. Wendy Cukier
Founder & Academic Director; Professor, Entrepreneurship & Strategy

Roopa Davé,
Partner KPMG Sustainability Services

Gigi Dawe,
Director, Corporate Oversight & Governance, Research, Guidance & Support Group/Division, CPA Canada

Edo De Vette,
Founder, New Public Support and professor, Windesheim University, The Netherlands.

Peter Dey,
Chair, Paradigm Capital, Former Chair, Ontario Securities Commission

John Dinner,
President, John T. Dinner Board Governance Services

Reanna Dorscher,
Principal, Hugessen Consulting

Thierry Dorval,
Senior Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Lisa Edwards
President & Chief Operating Officer, Diligent Corporation

Christelle Francois,
President, Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce

Cheryl Fraser,
CTO, Crombie REIT, Director at Concentra Bank and Mental Health Commission of Canada

Aaron Friedenthal,
Assistant General Counsel, ATB Financial

Sara Gelgor
Vice President, Compliance, Concentra

Joe German,
Director, Strategic Partnerships, Clearview Strategic Partners Inc.

Bob Gordon,
Executive Director, Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange

Suzanne Gouin,
Board Chair, Canada Revenue Agency

Emily Kate Gray,
Assistant Coordinator, Export Development Canada

Sylvia Groves,
President, Governance Studio

Paul Gryglewicz,
Senior Partner, Global Governance Advisors

Arnen Gulstene,
Head, TSX Company Services, Capital Formation

Jane Halford,
Founder, Halford Consulting

Kyle Hulme,
National Lead Digital Strategy and Governance BDO

Ingrid Hunt,
Senior Governance Analyst, Export Development Canada

D'Anne Hurd,
Emeritus Board Member, Eileen Fisher

Sarah Kaplan,
Distinguished Professor of Gender & the Economy, Professor of Strategic Management and a Fellow of the Lee-Chin Institute University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Claire Kennedy,
Senior Advisor, Clients and Industries, Bennett Jones LLP

Heather Laxton,
Chief Governance Officer & Corporate Secretary, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.

Stuart R. Levine,
Chairman of the Board & CEO, Stuart Levine & Associates

Adarsh Mantravadi,
General Council and Director, Business Development, Passageways

Estelle Metayer,
Principal and Founder, Competia

Caroline Moreau,
Senior Legal Counsel, National Bank of Canada

Réjean Nguyen,
Director of Investment Stewardship, CDPQ

Diane Pettie, Q.C.,
Corporate Director

Neil Puddicombe,
Associate General Counsel, Bank Board Governance, Legal & Regulatory Compliance Group, BMO Financial Group

Cedric Robert,
Founder and Executive Director, Clearsum

Tim Rovabeck,
EVP Corporate Affairs and General Counsel, Highliner Foods

David Salmon,
President, Laurel Hill Advisory Group

Miekala Singh,
Principal, Corporate Governance - Total Fund Management, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Coro Strandberg,
President, Strandberg Consulting

Marc Tassé,
Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa

Janet Taylor,
Corporate Secretary, Coach, Libro Credit Union

Richard Taylor,
Corporate Secretary, CEO, Lumi

Rita Trichur,
Staff, Senior Business Writer and Columnist, The Globe and Mail Inc.

The Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) was created in 1994, shortly after the Dey Report was published by the TSX on ‘Where Are the Directors’. GPC‘s mandate is to be the voice of governance professionals in Canada. Its members deal with all matters affecting corporate governance, from board and committee processes, management and structure, disclosure, stakeholder engagement, legal and corporate compliance, as well as issues crucial to boards, their accountability and oversight.