Conference Speakers

LIANA BAGWORTH
Founder, EQals

TRISH BARBATO
President and CEO, Arthritis Society

JAMIE BONHAM
Director, Corporate Engagement, NEI Investments

NANCY BRENNAN
SVP Sustainability and External Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Keyera

KATHY BRIGHT, MBA, FEA
Consultant, Trella Advisory Group.

JODI BUTTS,
Senior Governance Consultant, WATSON Advisors Inc.

DR. HAROLD CALLA, FCPA, FCGA, CAFM,
Executive Chair, First Nations Financial Management Board

RACHEL CARSWELL
Governance Manager, Vancity

CHRISTINE CARTER
Corporate Secretary & Director of Governance, British Columbia Lottery Corporation

CHRISTOPHER CHEN,
Managing Director, Compensation Governance Partners

MILLA CRAIG,
President and CEO, Millani Inc.

JUDI CUNNINGHAM, MA, FEA, CEPA
Managing Partner, Trella Advisory Group.

EDO DE VETTE,
Founder, New Public Support and professor, Windesheim University, The Netherlands.

HENTIE DIRKER,
Chief ESG & Integrity Officer, SNC-Lavalin

JON DRIMMER,
Partner, Litigation, Paul Hastings LLP

COLIN DRUHAN,
Executive Director, Pride at Work Canada

GRAEME ESAU,
Governance and Planning Advisor, Green Municipal Fund, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

ALICIA EVERS,,
Corporate Secretary and Head of Governance, HSBC Bank Canada

CORINA FARBACHER,
Executive Vice President, Chief Governance and Risk Officer, Affinity Credit Union

DENISE FERREIRA,
Director, Shareholder Services, Sun Life Financial Inc.

AARON FRIEDENTHAL,
VP Legal Services & Assistant Corporate Secretary, ATB Financial

SARA GELGOR, LLB, LLM, MBA, ICD.D, G. Dipl. SRS
Director, Human Rights and Sustainability, Sustainability and Enterprise ESG, RBC Royal Bank

JOE GERMAN,
Director, Strategic Partnerships, Clearview Strategic Partners Inc..

VICTORIA HAILEY,
President, The Victoria Hailey Group Corporation

CAROL HANSELL,
Senior Partner, Hansell LLP

ANNIE LAURENSON,
Director, Governance and Corporate Secretary, Chair, DIARD Committee (Corporate), Lundin Mining

SHONA MCGLASHAN, FCG ,
Governance Advisor, Office of the CEO, Vancity

IVY LUMIA, 
CEO and Founder, Best in Governance(BIG) Inc.

CHRISTOPHER MAIN,
Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, TELUS

STUART MCKELLAR,
Chief Legal and Sustainability Officer & Corporate Secretary, ATB Financial

MARTHA MOEN,
General Manager Canada, Investor Communications Solutions, Broadridge Financial Solutions

NICOLAS OCCHIONERO,
Director of Sales, Lumi Canada;

MOLLY REYNOLDS,
Partner, Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Governance, Torys

DAVID SALMON,
President, Laurel Hill Advisory Group

DOTTIE SCHINDLINGER,
Executive Director of the Diligent Institute, Diligent

TRACY SCHMITT,
Unstoppable Tracy Inc.

ROBIN SOOKLAL,
Senior Governance Analyst, Export Development Canada

CHRISTIE STEPHENSON,
Executive Director, Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, UBC Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

CORO STRANDBERG,
President, Strandberg Consulting and Co-founder, United Way Social Purpose Institute

HUBERT T. LACROIX,
Strategic Counsel, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

TOBY TAMAYO,
Lead Governance and Board Affairs , ATB Financial

MICHELLE TAN,
Partner, Hugessen Consulting

SUZANNE VANSLIGTENHORST,
Corporate Governance Associate, New Gold Inc.

CIARA WAKITA,
Principal, Hugessen Consulting

ALEXANDRA WILSON,
Director, Board of Co-Operators

ALEXANDRA WRAGE,
President and Founder, TRACE

PETER WRIGHT,
Association strategist, Association Hub, President, The Planning Group

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.