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Join us for a very important discussion of family business governance with leading experts. We will explore the challenges as well as the benefits of family companies, how to institute leading governance practices and manage the intricacies of interpersonal dynamics, for the benefit of the corporation, all while preserving healthy family relationships.

* Complimentary 
* 1:30pm - 2:30pm ET

Panellists 

James Goodfellow 
FCA, FCPA

Mr. Goodfellow is a Corporate Director. He currently serves on the board of Canadian Tire Bank, has served on the board of Canadian Tire Corporation and provides consulting services on corporate governance, risk governance and financial reporting matters. Mr. Goodfellow is a former senior partner and Vice-Chairman of Deloitte. Mr. Goodfellow has worked with numerous controlled corporations and family businesses. He has been an active contributor to the accounting profession, having served as past Chairman of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada’s Accounting Standards Board and The Canadian Performance Reporting Board. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accounts of Ontario and is a past recipient of its Distinguished Order of Merit. Mr. Goodfellow has served on the board of Discovery Air Inc. and is a past member of the audit committee of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.

 

Isabelle Marcoux
C.M.

Isabelle Marcoux is Chair of the Board of Transcontinental Inc. since February 2012. She was Vice Chair of the Board of Transcontinental Inc. from 2007 and Vice President, Corporate Development from 2004. In this latter role, she was responsible for the strategic planning process and mergers and acquisitions. Between 1997 and 2004, Ms. Marcoux held various positions within the Corporation.

Before joining Transcontinental, she was a lawyer at McCarthy Tétrault LLP. Isabelle Marcoux is a member of the board of Power Corporation of Canada, a member of the Human Resources Committee as well as the Governance and Nominating Committee. In addition, from 2008 to 2021, she was a member of the board of Rogers Communications, acting as Chair of the Human Resources Committee, and as a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating committees, among other things. For 12 years, until the spring of 2019, she was also a member of the board of George Weston Limited and acted as Chair of the Risk and Compliance Committee and previously as Chair of the Environment, Health and Safety Committee. Moreover, Ms. Marcoux sits on the board of the Institute for governance of private and public organizations (IGOPP) and is a member of the Governance and Ethics Committee, in addition to being a member of the board of Scale Al. Furthermore, she is a member of the board of The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation. Isabelle Marcoux has been actively involved with Centraide of Greater Montreal for many years. In December 2021, the organization awarded her the Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire Award in recognition of her unwavering commitment to various committees and fundraising campaigns.

Since January 2021, Ms. Marcoux is the Honorary President of the Major Donors Circle, which she chaired from 2018 to 2020. In addition, she was co-chair of the 2016 Centraide of Greater Montreal campaign and co-chaired the 2015 Leaders' Circle campaign. She also co-chairs the Cabinet for the 2019-2026 Capital Campaign of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. Ms. Marcoux has co-chaired a number of fundraising events and has been involved in several major fundraising campaigns. In 2018, the non-profit organization Portage paid tribute to her at the Soirée des Grands Philanthropes, commending her outstanding community engagement. In 2019, Isabelle Marcoux was appointed Member of the Order of Canada for her role in promoting diversity within Quebec’s economic community and for her involvement in numerous fundraising campaigns. In 2018, she joined the exclusive Club des entrepreneurs of the Quebec Employers Council. This coveted distinction acknowledges her exceptional contribution to Québec’s economic development.

In 2017, she became the first Canadian to win the Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership from the global organization WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation (WCD), most notably in recognition of her proven leadership in making strategic decisions to ensure the organization’s long-term growth. Also in 2017, Ms. Marcoux was inducted into the Women's Executive Network (WXN) Hall of Fame, after being named one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women by the organization in 2010, 2012 and 2016. In 2016, she was awarded the Medal of the National Assembly of Quebec, recognizing the impact of her continuous community involvement. In 2015, the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec awarded her the Mercure Leadership Germaine-Gibara Award in the Large Business category, acknowledging the exceptional contribution of a businesswoman who has demonstrated audacity and influence throughout her career and within her industry. In previous years, Ms. Marcoux has been recognized on multiple occasions, including in 2007, when she was a recipient of Canada’s Top 40 under 40TM award, a national program which honours 40 Canadians under 40 who have distinguished themselves in their roles.

Ms. Marcoux holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics, and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Law, both from McGill University. She has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1995.
 

Mindy Mayman
Fin. PI., FMA, CIM
Partner, Chief Compliance Officer, Portfolio Manager, Richter Family Office


As you create significant wealth, having independent, objective advisors to help you manage said wealth is crucial. Mindy assists her clients through the challenges inherent to wealthy families and helps them secure peace of mind for today, and comfort and clarity for the future. Mindy joined Richter in 2006, as its unique family office business model was beginning to take shape as a completely independent entity. This division has since grown and focuses on wealth management, philanthropy, insurance needs, and family governance. Mindy advises clients on the design and implementation of plans to help them achieve their financial objectives, quantifying goals, and then determining the most appropriate asset allocation and financial solutions. Acting with complete independence and objectivity, Mindy recommends the proven third-party managers to optimize her clients’ investment strategies. A skilled financial advisor, Mindy can craft and deliver advice that is practical, understandable, and relevant to the goals and objectives of ultra-high-net-worth families. Her insights and well-rounded expertise make her a trusted resource for many prominent business leaders and their families.

 

Moderator 

Rahul Bhardwaj, LL.B, ICD.D
President and Chief Executive Officer

Institute of Corporate Director
 

As President and CEO of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Rahul Bhardwaj leads a Canadian not-for-profit association of more than 15,000 members committed to improving national outcomes by growing the board leadership and governance capacities within Canadian businesses, agencies and not-for-profits. 

Mr. Bhardwaj currently serves on the boards of Waterfront Toronto, the Institute of Corporate Directors, the Canadian Foundation for Governance Research as well as the Leader Council at the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership at Ivey Business School. He is also Chair, Global Network of Director Institutes and Director Emeritus at the Rideau Hall Foundation.

His corporate governance vision has made Mr. Bhardwaj a sought-after presenter, speaker and media commentator, in Canada and across the globe.
 
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