The Gil Bennett Gold Standard Award
The Gold Standard Award was named in honour of former Canadian Tire Chair, Gil Bennett. The award has been presented annually since 2006 to a Directors College graduate who demonstrates dedication to raising the bar for professional standards in corporate governance through his or her progress in the Chartered Director (C.Dir.) program. Winners include Dr. Richard Florizone, Reena Sagoo, Jim Adamson, John Ryan, Andy Poprawa, Adam Cooper, Michael MacBean, and Don McCreesh.
Franca Gucciardi Wins 2015 Gil Bennett Gold Standard Governance Award
Toronto, Ontario, March 27, 2015 – The Directors College last night awarded the 2015 Gil Bennett Gold Standard Governance Award to Franca Gucciardi for her superior achievements as one of the College’s latest Chartered Director graduates. Ms. Gucciardi is the CEO of the Loran Scholars Foundation, an organization that recognizes and supports exceptional young Canadians for their character, service and leadership.
Past Award Recipients
Brian Friedrich: Principal, friedrich & friedrich corporation
Dr. Richard Florizone: President, Dalhousie University
Reena Sagoo: Chief Financial Officer, Borealis Infrastructure, Winner 2012
Jim Adamson: Director, Com Dev International, Winner 2011
John Ryan: CEO, Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants, Winner 2010
Andy Poprawa: President and Chief Executive Officer of the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario (DICO), Winner 2009
Adam Cooper: Former Chair of the Board of Directors of Educators Financial Group, Inc., Winner 2008
Michael MacBean: Managing Director, TriWest Capital Partners, Winner 2007
Don McCreesh: Corporate Director and President, The Garnet Group Inc., Winner 2006