Our Faculty

The Directors College provides a diverse group of seasoned directors, experienced executives, and governance scholars who offer practical and real-life examples through discussion, insights, and simulations.


Chris Bart
Founder and Lead Faculty, The Directors College

Ronald Atkey
Lawyer, Barrister & Solicitor

Catherine Barker-Hoyes
CEO and CFO, Brantford Hydro

Min Basadur
Founder, Basadur Applied Creativity

Beverly Behan
President, Board Advisor, LLC

Eric Bentzen-Bilkvist
Industry Professor, Accounting and Financial Management Services, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University

Drew Bird
Principal, ClearPoint Leadership

Brian Brown, C.Dir.
Chief Audit Executive, Canadian Grain Commission

David A.H. Brown, C.Dir.
Executive Director, Brown Governance

Robert Canuel
HR Professional, Independent

Mary Anne Chambers, C.Dir.
Former Scotiabank Executive and Former Cabinet Minister, Former Executive

Christopher Chen, C.Dir.
Senior Client Partner and Canada Practice Leader, Executive Pay and Governance

Kristen Dickson
Vice President, NATIONAL Equicom

David Collie, C.Dir.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Electrical Safety Authority

Brian Cowan, C.Dir.
Vice-Chair, Guelph Hydro Inc.

Kelly Cowan
Creative Associate and Learning Facilitator, playsthatwork inc.

Blair Cowper-Smith
Executive Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer, OMERS Administration Corporation

Matthew Cumming
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

Alan Curleigh
Former Chair, Canadian Commercial Corp.
c/o Northstar Trade Finance

John Dalla Costa
Founding Director, Centre for Ethical Orientation

Bill Demers
Senior Partner, EY

Janice Detta Colli
Managing Director, Boyden Toronto

Robert Dietrich, A.C.C.
Chief Financial Officer, S.A. Armstrong Limited

Douglas J. Enns, C.Dir., A.C.C.
President, Upturn Consulting Ltd.

Stephen Erlichman
Executive Director, Canadian Coalition for Good Governance

John Fraser
Senior Vice-President, Internal Audit and former Chief Risk Officer, Hydro One Inc.

Peter Gardiner-Harding
Executive Director and Corporate Actor, playsthatwork inc.

Paula Gimenez

Executive Compensation Senior Consultant, Hay Group Limited

Andrew Grainger
Partner, Advisory Services, EY

Dorothy Greenaway
Lead Coach, playsthatwork inc.

Kevin Gregor
Partner, Boyden

John Hammond
Divisional Leader, Canada Executive Compensation Practice, Towers Watson

Robert Hansen
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

Donald Hathaway
Board Chair, Compute Canada

Merv Hillier, C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C.
Managing Director, Nuvision Consulting Group Inc.

Nancy Hopkins
Partner, McDougall Gauley LLP

Steve Howse, C.Dir.
President, Millington & Associates Inc.

Sandro Iannicca
Founder, SI Consulting Group

Lloyd Komori, C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C., A.C.C.
Senior Vice President, Risk Management, OMERS Administration Corporation

Robert Kuling
Partner, Deloitte Canada

David Kunsch
Assistant Professor, St. John Fisher College School of Business

Nicola Lambrechts
Vice-President, NATIONAL Public Relations

Matthew Lawson
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

Trevor Lawson
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

Richard Leblanc
Associate Professor, Law, Governance & Ethics, York University

Harvey Linnen
President, HJ Linnen Associates Ltd.

Linda Lister
Senior Manager, Fraud  Investigations and Dispute Services, EY

Tamara Little 
Vice President, NATIONAL Public Relations

Wendi Locke
Partner, Corporate Finance, M & A, McCarthy Tétrault

Gregory MacKenzie
Deputy General Counsel, 407 International Inc.

Michel Magnan, C.Dir., ASC
Professeur, titulaire de la chaire de gouvernance Jarislowsky, École de gestion John-Molson, Université Concordia

Leslie Markow, C.Dir., A.C.C.
Director, Jemtec Inc.

Don McCreesh, C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C., A.C.C.
Chair, Educators Financial Group

Gregory McQueen
Senior Executive Associate Dean and Professor, A.T. Still University, School of Medicine

Sven Milelli
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

Larry Moate
Senior Consultant and Principal, McDowall Associates Human Resource Consultants Ltd.

Marcel Mongeon, C.Dir.
Intellectual Property Coach and Lawyer, Mongeon Consulting Inc.

Ray Murrill
Senior Consultant, McDowall Associates Human Resource Consultants Ltd.

Hartley R. Nathan
Certified Specialist, Minden Gross LLP

Lara Nathans
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

Rachel O’Connor
Senior Principal, Hay Group Limited

Shannon O’Mahony
Senior Manager, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY

Nabeel Pabani
Partner, Assurance Services, EY

Alexander Pattillo
Senior Consultant, Towers Watson

Andrew Poprawa, C.Dir.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario

Michelle Richard
Partner and Head of Practice, Boyden

Eric Rosenfeld, C.Dir.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Crescendo Partners

John P. Ryan, C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C., A.C.C., ASC
Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants

Marvin Ryder
Professor, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University

Mike Savage
Partner, Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services, EY

Michelle Sharp
Executive Compensation Practice Leader, EY

Jordan Solway
General Counsel, Travelers Canada

Steven Stein
Chief Executive Officer, Multi-Health Systems (MHS)

Ron Stokes
Partner, FSO Transactions, EY

Thomas Sutton
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

Glenys Sylvestre, C.Dir.
Executive Lead, Accreditation, Paul J. Hill School of Business, University of Regina

Robert J. Taylor
Senior Vice President and Partner, EY

Archie R. Thomas, C.Dir.
Consulting Internal Auditor, Independent

Paul Tice, C.Dir.
Corporate Director, NAV CANADA

James Trites
Senior Manager, EY

Steve Vieweg, C.Dir.
Chief Executive Officer, CPA Western School of Business

Colin Walker
Managing Director, Crosbie & Company Inc.

Christa Wessel, C.Dir.
Chief Human Resources & Legal Officer, McCain Foods Limited

Kim West 
Chief Client Officer & Partner, Toronto, NATIONAL Public Relations

Bob Willard
Author and Speaker, Sustainability Advantage

Christine Elizabeth Williams, C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C., A.C.C.
Director, Scarborough Hospital Foundation

Craig A. Zawada, Q.C., C.Dir.
Chief Executive Officer, WMCZ Lawyers

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