Michele Darling is President, Michele Darling and Associates.
Michele began her career in banking with CIBC, where she was Executive Vice-President, Human Resources, the first female to assume such a senior role in banking history. Her passion for employee learning and development was recognized throughout Canada, and she was appointed Chair of the Canadian Banking Institute. In 1996, Michele assumed the role of EVP, Corporate Governance, for Prudential of America. She was also Chair of Prudential Foundation, implementing innovative programs such as the Prudential Young Entrepreneurs.
In 2000, Michele was named Human Resources Executive of the Year in the United States. In 2001, she was inducted into the National Human Resources Academy in recognition of her lifelong achievement in the field. In 2003, Michele and her family moved back to Canada, and Michele established her own consulting business. She and her husband also created The Halo Foundation, deciding that it was time to give back to their community. Michele also is the benefactor of The Darling Home for Kids, located in Milton.Michele is past President of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Peel. She sits on the boards of Hewitt Equipment Limited (Montreal), Denihan Hospitality Group (NewYork), The Cedarbrook Society, Osisko Mining Company, The Pickseed Group of Companies and The National Academy of Human Resources. She is a member of Rotary Mississauga Meadowvale.Michele is married to Michael Eagen, and has two children, Daniel and Ryan. She lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Nils Kravis is the President and CEO of Lone Star Group of Companies. Nils has a solid background in managing growth and expansion of restaurant operations with over 26 years experience in both Canada and Internationally. Since joining Lone Star Group in 2008 he has led the company as it has repositioned and expanded Lone Star Texas Grill restaurants and renovated and rebranded the Big Daddy’s Bourbon Street Bistro locations. Since 2008, the company has grown from $40 million in sales to over $50 million today. He is a team player who believes in developing people and working toward individual and collective success and is skilled in balancing guest, employee and shareholder needs. He is known to combine an entrepreneurial flair with a pragmatic, common sense approach and as a team leader his personal style is energetic, optimistic and committed with a high sense of integrity and the will to succeed. Nils has been involved with the opening of over 500 restaurants in Canada and his experiences have taken him into almost every community with more than 25,000 people from Newfoundland to British Colombia and every Province in between.He is a Director of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservice Association and also sits on the Board of The Credit Valley Hospital Foundation. Nils has two children Anders (1991) and Ashton (1997).
SHARON E. HODDER
Sharon is currently the Vice President of the Program Management Office, at Scotiabank, a position she has held since 2006. She has 29 years of extensive experience in the public, telecommunications and banking sectors, where she played an integral role in the development and delivery of forward thinking programs and services to Canadians.
Sharon has been with Scotiabank since 1996, holding progressively more senior positions. Prior to becoming Vice President, Program Management Office, Sharon held the positions of Vice President, Internet Services, Director, Internet Services, and Group Product Manager, Electronic Banking Channels.
As Vice President, Internet Services, from 1999 to 2006, Sharon launched telephone banking, internet banking and oversaw the development of scotiabank.com. Scotia OnLine was the top online banking service in Canada during this time.
Sharon is also the former Development Manager of Media Channels at MediaLinx Interactive Inc, a Division of BCE Inc. Prior to that, she was Marketing Manager at Telesat Canada, where she played a role in the formulation of the business case for what eventually became ExpressVu Inc.
Sharon earned her Bachelor of Commerce at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario and later earned her Masters of Business Administration from Ottawa University. Sharon is also a graduate of the Queens University Strategy Program.
Sharon resides in Mississauga, Ontario with her husband, Michael Steel, who is Vice President at Harris Communications. Her personal pursuits include spending time with family and friends, keeping fit, gardening, home renovation, travelling and staying well informed about current events and the economy.
Teresa Fujarczuk is Vice-President of Fedar Investments Ltd., a family owned real-estate development company. Although their focus is in the commercial field in the area of Mississauga, they are also involved in the golf industry and own Granite Ridge Golf Club, nestled at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment.Teresa has been with the family business for twenty years, prior to that she did long-term strategic planning for Shell Canada. She has her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Western University.The Fujarczuk Family believes strongly in giving back to the community. Teresa has led several fund-raising committees and has raised funds for The Parkinson Society of Canada, The Maximilian Kolbe Foundation and of course, The Credit Valley Hospital Foundation.
Having grown up in Mississauga, Jamie worked for a Streetsville-based family manufacturing company and eventually left the his executive position to pursue philanthropic endeavours. He co-founded the ARC (Artists Raising Consciousness) Institute, a philanthropic organization that is dedicated to helping charities through the power of film. Through ARC, Jamie produced a short documentary film about Myles McLellan, a 13-year-old boy who battled cancer while helping to raise thousands of dollars for medical research.Subsequently, Jamie joined the Board of Kids.now Canada as well as took on the role of acting Chair, with a focus on providing Operational support and leadership through a rapid growth phase. Kids.now Canada organizes free, in-school and after-school 12-week group mentoring programs for kids in grades seven and eight.In addition, Jamie performed consulting work, focusing on operational optimization. He now manages personal investments, including research and execution of advanced investment strategies. Jamie also researches and purchases vacation rental properties and manages the associated business set-up and operation.
Jamie is also currently on the Advisory Committee for the Robert & Maggie Bras and Family New Drug Development Program at the Princess Margaret Hospital.Jamie lives in Etobicoke with his wife, Leah and their son, Robert James.
Barry Bresner is a Senior Partner in the Commercial Litigation Group of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, with extensive experience in handling complex commercial disputes, professional liability claims and reinsurance arbitration. Mr. Bresner was called to the Ontario Bar in 1980, after obtaining his BA (Hons.) from McGill University in 1974 and his LL.B from UWO in 1978. .
He specializes in commercial litigation, including shareholders' rights, directors' and officers' liability and securities litigation.
He has extensive experience as trial and appellate counsel on a broad range of matters at all levels of court and has acted as counsel on numerous shareholder oppression remedy claims against directors and officers. He has also acted as counsel for parties before the Ontario Securities Commission and other administrative tribunals and on numerous commercial arbitrations.
Barry is a Member of Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bar Association, The Advocates’ Society, American Bar Association (Section of Litigation) and is a Founding Member of the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society. .
He has been a speaker, at various seminars and conferences on a range of topics. He is also an Honourary Director and Past President of the Textile Museum of Canada and a Director of Golden Rescue, a non-profit animal rescue group. He has been a resident of Mississauga for over 20 years.
KAREN M. CHOW
In her professional role, Karen develops and stewards partnerships with national patient groups, health charities, health coalitions and other stakeholders on behalf of the General Medicines portfolios at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. Karen has formed her career in community partnerships and stakeholder relations in the pharmaceutical sector since 1997. Previously, Karen worked in the petroleum industry in a number of different capacities including consumer loyalty and marketing.As a personal volunteer, Karen contributes strategic marketing, fundraising and governance expertise to a number of healthcare charities. Currently, she is Chair of the Board of The Darling Home for Kids, a pediatric respite and palliative care facility in Milton, Ontario, which provides care to medically-fragile and/or technology-dependent children and their families. Karen is also Vice President of the Board of Directors for Lupus Canada serving Canadians living with Lupus, and a proud member of the Board of Directors of the Credit Valley Hospital Foundation.
Jake Dheer is Station Manager for Rogers TV, serving the Dufferin-Peel region with three television studios that produce daily local programming which is in-depth and engaging. He is also Past-Chairman of the Mississauga Board Of Trade and Mayor Hazel McCallion’s Gala for the Arts, Culture and Heritage as well as the Chairman for Sheridan College’s Big Picture Gala. In addition to these roles, Jake remains a strong community activist who has and continues to contribute positively in leadership roles on boards of several other organizations like United Way of Peel, City of Mississauga’s Economic Advisory Council, Mississauga Chinese Business Association, Mississauga Mayor’s Metrolinx Advisory Council, Credit Valley Hospital Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Peel, Heritage Mississauga, Mississauga Tourism West Toronto Advisory Board, Interim Place, Living Arts Centre, Peel Children's Aid Foundation, University of Toronto Mississauga’s Principal Advisory Council, Community Living Mississauga Tribute Dinner Committee and Carassauga to name a few. He is also the Honourary Chairman for the Alzheimer Society of Peel and The Liberty Silver Foundation for the Arts. Jake is also the co-founder of The Revolutionary Film Company, Mixed Nuts Comedy Troupe and two radio programs, Sitaron Ki Mehfil and Canadian Diversity.
Recipient of several awards and recognition in the broadcast industry and for his community support, Jake was also chosen as Mississauga's 2005 Citizen Of The Year and, in 2009, was the recipient of the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary International, recognizing his volunteer work and contributions to his community. In summer of 2012, Jake was honoured with Her Majesty, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding service to his community, province and country. Jake also received the Ted Rogers Innovation Award at the 2011 annual Rogers TV’s Impression Awards recognizing excellence in community television programming. In addition to these accolades, Rogers TV, under Jake’s leadership, was honoured with the prestigious Employer Of The Award at the 2012 Mississauga Board Of Trade’s Annual Business Awards of Excellence.
Jake’s jovial and enthusiastic stage presence has led him to emcee several high profile events across the Greater Toronto Area. He has been blessed to be the Keynote Speaker at numerous events around the region including being invited to deliver the 2009 Keynote Address at University of Toronto Mississauga’s Convocation Ceremony at Convocation Hall in Toronto. Jake has also been invited often to deliver the Welcome Address to new Canadians during their induction as Canadians at the CIC ceremonies.
Jake is a graduate of Film and Television Production at Humber College. He continues to strengthen his vast business and personal life experiences by taking on additional learning through numerous executive management courses at Queen’s School of Business, Schulich School of Business, Kellogg School of Business, Eric Sprott School of Business and Media Management Development at Northwestern University in Chicago. Jake is married to his wife, Geeta, and they have two children, Sonia and Arjun. He is a stout vegetarian.
For the last 30 years, Mike Hardt has been recognized as a North American champion of municipal rail systems, with a passion for all aspects of the business. No matter where – Los Angeles, Miami, New Jersey, Montreal, Toronto – Mike has developed the intricate public/private sector partnerships that are critical to shepherding complex projects from inception to completion.
A successful entrepreneur who has leveraged 30+ years experience as a skilled negotiator, savvy political networker and transportation systems expert, Mike envisioned an entirely new aspect of the commuter rail industry and molded it into a highly profitable and sustainable business unit within Bombardier, the global leader in passenger rail.
Prior to 1997, providing “service” to regional and municipal rail transit agencies was not on anyone’s radar screen. During Mike’s 13 year career at Bombardier, he built the highest profit centre out of this industry for Bombardier, creating competitive business units in Material Solutions, Operations and Maintenance, Overhaul and Technical Solutions, firmly establishing Bombardier as the largest third-party provider of these out-sourced activities.Mike’s started building his GTA-based transportation network in 1980 and his negotiations resulted in delivering the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)’s requirements for a fleet of light rail vehicles (street cars). This fleet is still in operation today, and the relationships developed as a result of this early project also remain strong in 2010. Whether negotiating long-term operations and maintenance contracts, or fulfilling the on-going need for rolling stock, Mike has continued to develop an integral network of contacts throughout Toronto’s municipal and regional transit authorities. In total, Mike has tendered contracts or negotiated sole source procurements in Toronto exceeding three billion dollars in value.Long term industry relationships are a hallmark of Mike’s success as he continues to build a deep network of individuals who are well-placed in strategically-critical transit knowledge areas. Thus, Mike is well positioned to be an asset to any high performance team that is focusing on business development within the GTA and Ontario.
Richard J. Jocsak (Rick) is a graduate of Brock University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree. He subsequently pursued a career in finance and is a Chartered Accountant. Rick currently holds the position of Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for the Woodbridge Group of Companies. Woodbridge is a global supplier of parts to the automotive industry, with 65 operations in 21 countries. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Company and is responsible for all facets of financing, taxation, legal matters and corporate reporting. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and various associations. He has served a 9 year term of the Board of The Credit Valley Hospital Foundation, having stepped down in 2011 and recently reappointed as Director in June, 2012. He also serves as Chair of the Foundation’s Governance Committee and has also spent 3 years on The Credit Valley Hospital Board. Rick was born in Welland, Ontario and has spent a number of years residing in Montreal. He currently resides in Mississauga with his wife Camille and has four daughters.
Anna-Maria Kaneff is the Vice-President of the Commercial Division for the Kaneff Group of Companies. She is responsible for managing the portfolio of existing commercial properties as well as overseeing the development and construction of new retail and office properties.
Anna-Maria brings several years of finance experience gained in the U.S. and Canada. This includes corporate finance and mergers and acquisition experience at Morgan Stanley and direct debt and equity investing experience with the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank’s private sector investment arm. Most recently she was an Associate at a Toronto-based hedge fund.
Anna-Maria holds a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University.
ABDUL QAYYUM MUFTI
Abdul Qayyum Mufti is the Director of Global ITServ Inc. located in Mississauga. Global ITPServ Inc. is a provider of IT solutions and manpower resources.
He holds a Masters Degree in Geography and has published various articles in newspapers, including the Oakville Beaver and ethnic media.
Mr. Mufti is a devoted member of the community. As organizer of the Mississauga Muslim Community’s Annual Family Day Walkathon, he has led a team of volunteers in the planning and execution of this family friendly event which, to date, has raised over $100,000 in support of The Credit Valley Hospital Foundation, with a commitment of raising a total of $250,000 for Credit Valley.
He is a member of the Multi-Faith Support Team with the Halton Region Police Services and from time to time delivers diversity training for officers of HRPS. His desire to build the bridges of understanding among faith groups, led him to form the Interfaith Council of Halton, to which he served as its first Chair for several years and is currently the Vice-Chair of the Council. He is also a member of the steering committee of Interfaith Council of Peel.
He is a two-time recipient of the Gold Medal of Excellence for human rights from The Centre for Race Relations in Toronto.
A concerned citizen for future of our youth, part of Mr. Mufti's volunteer time is devoted to, as a member of, the Equity and Inclusive Education Steering Advisory Committee of the Halton District School Board.
His education in Geography and being naturally concerned with protection of environment, has lead him to devote part of his time in protecting our environment as member of the steering committee of Halton Environment Network's Greening the Sacred Spaces.
A proponent of multiculturalism, he is currently a member of the South Asian Advisory Council (SAAC) of United Way of Peel Region.
Mr. Mufti’s focus on charitable giving extends to being a lifetime blood donor, raising funds for earthquake disaster victims in Kashmir and Pakistan as well as Hurricane Katrina victims and others. He also sits on the Board of Directors for both the Shalimar Housing project and Shalimar Community Services. Most recently, he had the honour of receiving the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal for his many services to communities and local projects, including raising funds for The Credit Valley Hospital site.
MICHAEL J. OXLEY
Mike Oxley is the President and Chief Financial Officer of DuPont Canada.
Mike began his career at DuPont in 1975 when he joined the Financial Services in Montreal, Quebec. In 1979 he was transferred to the Mississauga Corporate office. From 1980 to 1989, Mr. Oxley held a variety of roles in the DuPont Pension Management Unit, the last of which was Manager Equities, where he was accountable for portfolios of both publicly traded and private equities. From 1989 to 2000, Mr. Oxley held various Senior Financial Management roles for most of the companies businesses over that period, including Corporate Development, Medical products, Performance Coatings, Engineering Polymers and the Nylon business.
In 2000 Mr. Oxley was appointed to the position of Treasurer and Director of Financial Operations and Investor Relations Officer.
In 2003 Mr. Oxley then became the Chief Financial Officer of DuPont Canada and Director of Finance for the Nutrition and Health Platform. In addition, in January, 2008, Mr. Oxley became the Director of Customer Care for DuPont in Canada. In June, 2009, Mr. Oxley was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Chemical Producers' Association. In October, 2011, Mr. Oxley was appointed Chair of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada.
Born in Montreal, Canada, Mr. Oxley graduated from the University of Concordia with a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics.
LINDA A. KUGA PIKULIN
Linda A. Kuga Pikulin, former President of Pepsico Beverages Canada led Pepsico's multi-billion dollar beverage business for over a decade. From 1998 to 2010, Linda headed up the bottling operations responsible for sales, customer marketing, field-level execution, manufacturing and distribution. In 2010, she led the integration of the bottling and brand companies and was then appointed to run the fully integrated beverage business.
Linda joined Pepsico in 1982 and held a series of roles with increasing responsiblity and complexity. In 1990, she was named the Vice-President and General Manager in Western Florida. In 1993, Linda assumed the position of Director of National Selling and Delivery in Somers, NY. In 1994, she was appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Southeast Business Unit in Florida. She also served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Heartland Business Unit in Ohio in 1997 until she assumed her
role as President in Canada.
In 2004, she founded the Dr. Donna J. Kuga Trustee Scholarship Program at Penn State University that assists students with financial needs. Linda is actively involved in the community serving on the United Way of Peel Region and Credit Valley Hospital Foundation Boards. She also sits on the Cataylst Canda Board which focuses on the global advancement of women. And, she was recently appointed as a Corporate Director on the Enersource Board.
Linda has also been honoured with Canada`s Top 100 Most Powerful Women recognition for two consecutive years.
DR. COLIN SALDANHA
Dr. Colin Saldanha is a resident of Mississauga and has been an active member of the local community for over 25 years. He is married to Shelia and has three children, Diane, Warren and Jason. Dr. Saldanha is a family physician and is affiliated with the Credit Valley Hospital. His medical practice involves family, travel, corporate and occupational medicine. He has accredited designated status with the Ministry of Transport as an Aviation Medical Examiner, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and as an Immigration Medical Examiner, and is a Designated Physician for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).Dr. Saldanha has been the President and Chairman of the Mississauga Board of Trade, Chairman of the Peel Police Services Board, President of the Canadian Association of Police Boards, Chairman of the United Way Peel Region, Chairman of Health Policy Committee of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre Fundraising Cabinet and Chairman of the Mississauga Safe and Sober Driving Coalition.
Presently, Colin is on the Board Directors of United Way Canada and was appointed by Premier McGuinty to the Board of Trustees for the Royal Ontario Museum. He is also a Member of the Mississauga Summit Steering Committee and is the Co-Chair of the Diversity and Immigration Taskforce.
Dr. Saldanha, a strong committed and dedicated social advocate, was named Mississauga's Citizen of the Year in 2010 and awarded the Gordon S. Shipp Memorial Award for his volunteer efforts. In addition, he was awarded the Nestor Yanga Physician of the Year by the KMH Cardiology and Diagnostic Centre. His community work has also been recognized by the Federal Government which named him a recipient of the Governor Generals “Canada 125” Medal.
Maria Soklis was named Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Kia Canada Inc. in April 2009. She leads a team of 159 corporate staff, including 4 Regional Offices and overlooks 174 Kia dealerships nationally. She joined Kia Canada in early 2006 and has since held positions in Sales, Corporate Planning and Operations. Since her most recent appointment, annual sales volume has increased 41% and market share has grown from 3.2% to 4.4%.In 2008, Ms. Soklis accepted an award from the Kia Motors Corporation for Kia Global Subsidiary of the Year and in August 2009 she was awarded the prestigious Zenith Club Award, in Recognition of Outstanding Contribution and Excellence of the Highest Degree.More recently she has been designated 2012 Global Core Talent and nominated for a Testimonial Award for outstanding support and dedication to the achievement of Kia Motors Corporation vision through excellent leadership in North America.Ms. Soklis has pioneered many of Kia Canada’s charitable commitments, one of which is Kia Canada’s Habitat for Humanity Sponsorship, and she was a proud sponsor of the Habitat Toronto Women’s build Initiative in 2009. A supporter of Northern Ontario Women’s and Men’s Business Awards, she is also a resilient supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). She is the driving force behind Kia Canada’s ‘Drive Change’ campaign and urges others to actively make a positive difference in their local communities.She has been a member of the Board of Directors for the AIAMC (Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada) since 2009.
Prior to joining Kia Canada, Ms. Soklis held various cross functional positions of increasing responsibility at GM Europe (Zurich, Switzerland), GM International Operations (Russelsheim, Germany) and at GM Canada.She attained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo and specialized in Social Development. She also attained a Diploma of Social Work from Renison University College, University of Waterloo.In 2009 she received an award from Renison University College, University of Waterloo for Outstanding Alumna and most recently in April 2012, she proudly accepted an Honorary Senior Fellowship Award.
Jane Vogel started her career in the wholesale fashion industry after graduating from The University of Western Ontario with a BA in Business. Upon moving to Mississauga in 1988, Jane moved on to a marketing position in financial technology, working with high profile customers including the City of Ottawa, Videotron, and Scotiabank.In 1990, Jane became a National Account Manager for BMO electronic banking, and helped lead the pilot program for Canada’s debit card system. She also worked with international banks including Hong Kong Bank, Korean Bank and several credit unions.After six years with BMO Jane left her position to focus on family, raising two daughters and helping her husband found Creditron, a financial technology company focusing on payment processing. As the company and her daughters grew, she also became involved in volunteer work for non-profit organizations both in the community and internationally. Jane served on the board of her local church, and led a World Vision initiative to found, fund, equip, and staff a computer training centre in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. This centre, which has now been in operation for ten years, has helped thousands of people gain the skills needed to find jobs that would enable them to move their families out of poverty. Jane has also led fundraising auctions, taking a local church auction from under $5,000 per year to over $30,000 per year, and has also served on the committee for a special Mayor’s Gala which raised over $150,000 in one night.Jane is active at St. Mildred’s Lightbourn School as a member of the Parents Association and is using her fashion skills and experience as the manager of ”The Millie Store”.Jane and her husband Wally live in Mississauga, where they are active members of Trinity Church, Streetsville. Their eldest daughter is attending George Washington University in DC, and their younger daughter attends high school in Oakville.
MICHELLE E. DIEMANUELE
President & CEO, Trillium Health Partners
Michelle E. DiEmanuele is President and CEO of Trillium Health Partners. She has built a successful career in both public and private sectors and is known for her ability to lead large-scale change and cultural transformation.
Previously, Michelle was Associate Secretary of Cabinet and Deputy Minister in the Ontario Government. During this time, she led the renewal of public services through “Service Ontario” including the introduction of the first ever “Money Back Guarantee” for government services in North America. She reformed human resources, information technology and business services for the Ontario Government. She has also served as Interim CEO at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Assistant Deputy Minister of Health, Vice President (Branch and Small Business Banking, Retail Markets/Human Resources), CIBC and Vice President (Human Resources and Organizational Development), Brookfield Properties Ltd.
Michelle is in the Hall of Fame of Canada’s Top 100 most Powerful Women and was recognized as a Top 40 under 40. In 2012 she received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal. She serves on a number of Boards, including; the Executive of the Conference Board of Canada, as well as participating on the Civic Action 2011-2015 Steering Committee, Civic Action Regional Transportation Initiative and the Toronto Academic Health Science Network.
Michelle is a dynamic leader recognized for her ability to guide complex organizations through periods of significant change successfully. She has expertise in human resources management, information technology, business process reengineering, stakeholder management, strategy development, government relations and operations.
Her breadth of public and private sector experience has provided an excellent foundation for understanding regulatory environments and how the private sector can work effectively with government to achieve better outcomes.
She received her BA in Political Science from the University of Waterloo, her MA in Political
Science from the University of Toronto and was accepted into the Harvard Executive Leadership Program for 2011/12.
Director and Board Treasurer, Board of Directors Trillium Health Partners
Nick Zelenczuk is the Senior Vice President and CFO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), the professional investment management organization that invests, on behalf of 18 million Canadian contributors and beneficiaries, the Canada Pension Plan funds that are in excess of those required to pay current benefits. Nick has held senior leadership positions in both the financial services and telecommunications industry.
Nick holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is active on a number of boards, including Teine Energy Ltd., the CICA Canadian Performance Reporting Board and Opera Atelier. Nick joined the Trillium Board in 2008 and chaired the Finance and Audit Committee since 2010.