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Speakers

Leverage the diverse spectrum of viewpoints present at the 2024 ICD National Director Conference & Fellowship Awards Gala to chart a clear path to navigate challenges and propel organizational growth confidently.

Conference Co-Chairs

Conference Co-Chairs

Hon. John P. Manley

PC, O.C., F.ICD

Conference Co-Chair

Chair, Telus, Jefferies Financial Canada; Senior Business Adviser, Bennett Jones LLP

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Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum

O.C., OQ, F.ICD

Conference Co-Chair

Chairperson, Gairdner Foundation; Emerita Principal (President) and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University

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Poonam Puri

LSM, LLM, ICD.D

Conference Co-Chair
ICD Fellow

Chair, Holland Bloorview Hospital, and Director, Colliers, DRI Healthcare Trust, Propel Holdings, Solaris Resources, and Canada Infrastructure Bank

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Conference Keynote Speakers

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Gerald Butts

Vice Chair and Senior Advisor, Eurasia Group

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Stephen Poloz

Special Advisor, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and Former Bank of Canada Governor

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Fellowship Awards Gala Keynote Speaker

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David L. Cohen

U.S. Ambassador to Canada

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Catherine Clark

Gala Host

President of Catherine Clark Communications, Special Advisor to Syntax Strategic and Director of The Ottawa Hospital and Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.

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ICD Fellows

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J. Ian Giffen

FCA, FCPA, CF

Chair, Kinaxis Inc., Lead Director, D2L Inc., and Director, CSA Group, and Stratford Festival

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Nancy E. Hopkins

KC, (Hon) CPA, ICD.D

Chair, Arthritis Society Canada, and Director, Canada West Foundation

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Isabelle Marcoux

CM

Executive Chair of the Board, Transcontinental Inc., and Director, Power Corporation of Canada

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Poonam Puri

LSM, LLM, ICD.D

Conference Co-Chair
ICD Fellow

Chair, Holland Bloorview Hospital, and Director, Colliers, DRI Healthcare Trust, Propel Holdings, Solaris Resources, and Canada Infrastructure Bank

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Conference Speakers

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Kathy Bardswick

Chair of the Sustainable Finance Action Council

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Maryse Bertrand

Ad.E., BCL, MSc (RM)
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Rahul K. Bhardwaj

LL.B, ICD.D

President and Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Corporate Directors

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Justin Bourque

PMP

President, Âsokan Generational Developments; and Athabasca Indigenous Investments

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Connie Carras

CPA, CA, GCB.D, CCB.D

Director, Board Chair

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Sylvia Chrominska

HBA, F.ICD

Director, CPP Investments and Wajax Inc.

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Hazel Claxton

CPA, CA, ICD.D

Director, TELUS, Allied Properties REIT, BMO, University Pension Plan Ontario, and Unity Health Toronto

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Peter Dey

Chairman of Paradigm Capital Inc

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Sara Gelgor

LLB, MBA, ICD.D, GCB.D

Director, Human Rights, Enterprise ESG Strategy, Royal Bank of Canada

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Martha Hall Findlay

LLB, ICD.D

Director, James S. and Barbara A. Palmer Chair at the School of Public Policy - University of Calgary

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Samantha Hill

Head of Sustainability Integration, CPP Investments

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Isabelle Hudon

President and Chief Executive Officer, Business Development Bank of Canada

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Nicole Janssen

Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
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Michael Jantzi

ISSB Board Member, Founder, and former CEO, Sustainalytics

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Dexter John

LLB, ICD.D

President and Chief Executive Officer, Morrow Sodali (Canada) Ltd.

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Wendy Kei

FCPA, FCA, F.ICD, GCB.D

Chair, Ontario Power Generation Inc. and NFI Group Inc.; Audit Committee Chair, Centerra Gold Inc.

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Simon Kennedy

ICD.D

Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development

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Tim Kiladze

Financial Reporter and Columnist. The Globe and Mail

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William (Bill) Linton

FCPA

Chair, TSX Trust Company; Director, Empire Company, TMX Group Limited and Deveron Corporation

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David MacNaughton

President, Palantir Canada

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Catherine McCall

ICD.D

CEO, Canadian Coalition for Good Governance

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Rosemary Mcguire

CPA, CA

Vice President of Research, Guidance and Support, CPA Canada

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Hon. A. Anne McLellan

P.C., O.C., AOE, F.ICD
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Estelle Métayer

President, Competia; Chair, Nortera

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Mante Molepo

LLB/BCL

CEO, Mante Molepo Consulting

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Major-General Darcy Molstad

CD

Deputy Commander, Canadian Joint Operations Command

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Deborah K. Orida

Chief Executive Officer, PSP Investments

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Rob Prichard

F.ICD

Chair, Torys LLP

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Ryan Resch

ICD.D
GTA Chapter Chair 
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Barbara Stymiest

CM, FCPA, FCA

Corporate Director

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Kathleen Taylor

Chair, Element Fleet Management; Vice Chair, The Adecco Group; Director, Air Canada

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Mac Van Wielingen

CM, F.ICD

Chair, Viewpoint Investment Partners

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The ICD welcomes your participation as a sponsor of the 2024 National Director Conference & Fellowship Awards Gala and appreciates your organization’s commitment to good governance in Canada.

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