Our Faculty

The Directors College provides a diverse group of seasoned directors, experienced executives, and governance scholars who offer practical and real-life examples through discussion, insights, and simulations.


Nancy Arab
Partner, NATIONAL Public Relations Inc. 

Chris Bart
Founder and Lead Faculty, The Directors College

Min Basadur 
Founder, Basadur Applied Creativity

Jeremy Bell  
Partner, George & Bell Consulting

Drew Bird 
Principal, ClearPoint Leadership

Krista Blaikie 
Partner, EY

Andrew Bor 
Partner, Perkins Coie

Tracy Bosch 
Associate Client Partner, Korn Ferry Hay Group

David Brown, C.Dir. 
Executive Vice-President, Governance Solutions Inc.

Brian Brown, C. Dir. 
Chief Audit Executive, Canadian Grain Commission

Christopher Chen, C.Dir.  
Senior Client Partner and Canada Practice Leader, Executive Pay and Governance, Korn Ferry Hay Group

David Collie, C.Dir.  
President and Chief Executive Officer, Electrical Safety Authority

John Dalla Costa 
Founding Director, Centre for Ethical Orientation

Kelly Cowan 
Director, playsthatwork inc.

Blair Cowper-Smith 
Corporate Director and Principal, Erin Park Business Solutions

Rob DeRooy, C.Dir. 
Vice President, Governance & Strategy, Governance Solutions Inc.

Shane D'Souza 
Litigation Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

Jeff Erdman 
Chief Audit Executive, Finning International Inc.

David Frost 
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

Peter Gardiner-Harding  
Executive Director and Corporate Actor, playsthatwork inc.

Robert Gilfoyle 
President, O.T.I. Performance Inc.

Moya Graham 
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault 

Dorothy Greenaway 
Lead Coach, playsthatwork inc.

Mathé Grenier  
Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry Hay Group 

Stephen Griggs 
Chief Executive Officer, Smoothwater Capital Corporation

Robert Hansen 
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

Michael Hartmann  
Principal, The Directors College

Jen Hookey 
Partner, EY

Steve Howse, C.Dir. 
President, Millington & Associates Inc.

Sandro Iannicca 
Founder, SI Consulting Group

Lloyd Komori, A.C.C., C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C.  
Professional Board Director, Former CRO and Cyber Risk Authority, OMERS Administration Corporation 

David Kunsch 
Associate Professor, St. John Fisher College School of Business

Miranda Lam 
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

Tom Lappalainen 
Director, Client Portfolio Management – Canada Institutional. Russell Investments

Richard Leblanc  
Associate Professor, Law, Governance & Ethics, and Director, Masters in Financial Accountability Program, York University

Luc Levasseur 
Vice President, Corporate Communications, NATIONAL Public Relations Inc. 

Linda Lister 
Senior Manager, Fraud Investigations and Dispute Services, EY

Wendi Locke 
Partner, Corporate Finance, M & A, McCarthy Tétrault

Andrea Mandel-Campbell  
Senior Vice-President, Financial & Crisis Communications , NATIONAL Public Relations Inc. 

Greg McQueen 
Chief Executive Officer, G. McQueen Consulting Services

Steven Molnar 
Associate, McCarthy Tétrault

Phil Moore 
Retired Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Toronto-Dominion Bank (former)

Harvey Naglie, C.Dir. 
Consultant, Member of the OSC Investor Advisory Panel

Rachel O'Connor 
Senior Principal, Korn Ferry Hay Group 

Shannon O'Mahony  
Partner, EY

Eric Rosenfeld, C.Dir. 
President and Chief Executive Officer, Crescendo Partners

Marvin Ryder 
Assistant Professor, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University

Mike Savage 
Partner, Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services, EY

Jordan Solway 
General Counsel, Travelers Canada

Steven Stein  
Chief Executive Officer, Multi-Health Systems (MHS)

Christie Stephenson 
Executive Director, Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, UBC Sauder

Jonathan Stermac 
Manager Research and Development - Talent Assessment, Multi-Health Systems (MHS)

Coro Strandberg  
President, Strandberg Consulting

Tom Sutton 
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault 

Glenys Sylvestre, C.Dir. 
Executive Director, University Governance, University of Regina

Adam Taylor
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

Archie Thomas, C.Dir. 
Consulting Internal Auditor, Independent

Paul Tice, C.Dir. 
Corporate Director, NAV CANADA

René Villemure  
Ethicist, President, Ethikos

Bob Willard 
Author and Speaker, Sustainability Advantage

Kim West   
Partner and Chief Client Officer, NATIONAL Public Relations

Jill Yates 
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

Craig A. Zawada, Q.C., C.Dir. 
Director of Boundary Pushing, WMCZ Lawyers

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