The Directors College Faculty

Our faculty of professionals, corporate directors and academics covers the full range of governance, accounting, law, regulations and human dynamics. Modules are delivered through a combination of lectures, interactive working sessions and case studies.

Faculty Directory

Chris Bart
Founder and Lead Faculty, The Directors College

Ronald Atkey
Lawyer, Barrister & Solicitor

Catherine Barker-Hoyes
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, 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 Executiv

Christopher Chen
National Director, Executive Compensation, Hay Group Limited

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

John Crean
National Managing Partner, NATIONAL Public Relations

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.

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, 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

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, 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

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

Anand Parsan
Toronto Practice Leader, Executive  Compensation, Hay Group Limited

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

David Scott
Vice-President and Practice Lead, NATIONAL Public Relations

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 Busines

Colin Walker
Managing Director, Crosbie & Company Inc.

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

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 Lawyer

What our graduates say?

“The Directors College experience has been nothing short of exceptional, with immediate benefit within the boards on which I serve. Undoubtedly, this program supports its brand of being the gold standard in board governance effectiveness. Of particular benefit was the opportunity to share the learning experience with colleagues within their various roles at the boardroom table. I have developed an enriched knowledge base from which to draw, as well as an enhanced quality network. Without hesitation, I recommend this program, and congratulate its faculty and staff for its commitment to excellence within its mandate.”

Silvia Martini, Vice-President, Interlink Research Inc.

“I performed a significant amount of research when selecting an option for advanced governance education. All of my research pointed to The Directors College. Being the only university accredited program was important, but more important, was that the faculty has an amazing balance of academic and professional background. No other program offers such a unique and high learning environment – the perfect balance of academia and real examples. The experience is demanding and allows you to generate a vast networks of peers who are dedicated to raising the bar on governance – truly the gold standard.”

Daniel Johnson, B.Comm, C.Dir., Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Credit Union

“The Chartered Director program provided me with a solid foundation in governance which built my confidence to comprehensively serve as a director. The exceptional content and educational process enhanced my curiosity, courage and ability to ask the right questions on crown, non-profit and corporate boards.”

Victor T. Thomas, C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C., Vice Chair, SaskEnergy

“I thought the entire program was very well developed and comprehensive. You never know what to expect when you sign-up for these programs and this exceeded my expectations and was a great learning opportunity.”

James Scongack, C.Dir., Vice-President of Corporate Affairs, Bruce Power LP

“I found the Chartered Director Program to be an excellent forum to understand how strong governance complements effective management. The ability to create and execute an effective strategy is significantly enhanced by a robust process inclusive of board engagement where the right questions are asked and expected outcomes are identified. I truly enjoyed the setting which fostered a strong level of interaction that was supported by quality presentations and material. As CEO of a Shared Service Organization set to deliver benefits to its members, I see the advantage of having a number of our board members participating in this program.”

Tony Di Emanuele, MBA, C.Dir., President and CEO, Mohawk Shared Services

“A strong board needs a combination of industry knowledge and sound judgement. You need people able to challenge one another, but in a productive environment. The Directors College provides skills, perspectives and tactics to drive value as an effective and successful board member. As a graduate of the Chartered Director Program, I found The Directors College an excellent survey of the critical issues and developing trends of today’s corporate environment. I highly recommend The Directors College.”

The Honourable John Manley, P.C., O.C., C.Dir., President & Chief Executive, Canadian Council of Chief Executives and former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

“The changes that impact corporate governance are establishing a pattern of increased accountability for the delivery of long-term value to customers, shareholders, employees and society. Proper corporate governance is now being defined to include knowledge of critical elements such as risk management and the measurement of strategic performance. At the end of the day, each board will be judged on its ability to effectively deliver value, rather than on its structure. The Directors College innovative program fills a unique and important gap in providing knowledge and insight as to how this expectation can be met. CMA Canada is pleased to be a sponsor of this timely initiative.”

Steve Vieweg, C.Dir., CPFA (Hon), FCPA FCMA, CEO, CPA Western School of Business

“As an organization focused on educating corporate secretaries, the CSCS believes in furthering the potential of board members to better contribute to building effective governance structures. Given the key role of directors and corporate secretaries in applying proper boardroom practices, corporations need to ensure that these individuals meet a professional standard. The Directors College curriculum covers all the formal regulatory issues for directors and also addresses the informal skills of building effective and appropriate relationships with senior management. We see significant benefits to this program and CSCS is pleased to endorse it.”

Lynn Beauregard, President, Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries

The Directors College has developed a director education program which goes well beyond the fundamentals to address the structures and the behavioural components of principle-based governance. I am proud to be associated with the Directors College and I am honoured to lend my name to the College’s graduate award.

Gilbert Bennett, Director and Former Chairman of the Board, Canadian Tire Corporation Limited