Michael Bryant, BA, MA (UBC), JD (Osgoode Hall), LLM (Harvard) is a former Attorney General of Ontario who served a decade in the Ontario Legislative Assembly and six years as a Cabinet Minister. Mr. Bryant is a barrister and Ex Officio Bencher at the Law Society of Upper Canada. A former Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Bryant is also a mediator and negotiator for First Nations and Chair of The Public Accountants Council of Ontario since February 2014. Previously, he served as Special Advisor to Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, and as a commercial litigator at McCarthy Tetrault LLP. In the '90s, he clerked for the present Chief Justice of Canada, and served as Lecturer in Law at King’s College, London, and Adjunct Professor at U of T and Osgoode Hall. He is presently a Director at an adolescent addiction treatment centre and at two charities assisting inmates.
Aldo Di Felice is the President of Telelatino Network Inc., a company which has for 25 years operated a Canadian national ethnic specialty TV service, now seen in nearly 5 million cable and satellite homes.
Prior to Telelatino, Mr. Di Felice held several senior positions, including Chief Operating Officer with a major Canadian television production and international distribution company. Mr. Di Felice is a 1986 graduate of the University of Toronto Law School and started his career as a business lawyer with the firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon.
Lili-Ann Foster is Managing Partner, Ottawa office, with Odgers Berndtson, a global leader in Executive Search, Leadership Assessment and Interim Executive. A certified bilingual Executive Coach, Lili-Ann also directs Odgers Berndtson’s Corporate Governance Practice. Before joining Odgers Berndtson in 2014, Lili-Ann was the founding CEO of Renaud Foster Management Consultants, a nationally recognized firm in the fields of Governance, Board and Executive Recruitment and Leadership Development. Her Board experience includes being the first woman to Chair the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario (DICO 1993-1997) where she introduced a model of governance that received the first award for best practices in the public sector. She has advised the Auditor General of Canada, the Privy Council and the Treasury Board on governance for Federal Crowns and Agencies and pioneered the Board Orientation Program for Canada’s Crown Corporations. Lili-Ann was the recent Chair of Advisory Council for ICD – Ottawa chapter and she was the Governance Program Director for the Schulich School of Business. Committed to her community, her most recent endeavour is being a founding member of Women for Mental Health.
Bill is Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of the Human Resources Professional Association. He is a Board Director of the North American Human Resources Management Association and the World Federation of People Management Associations, where he is their representative to the International Standards Organization on human resource programs. He also serves on the Champions Council of the Canadian Palliative Care Association. His past roles have included President of the Globe and Mail, President of Cinram, and various line and staff positions with Nortel. He is a past Board Director of The Scarborough Hospital, the Toronto Symphony and various charitable organizations.
Laura Hantho is an experienced business executive and certified director. She has had more than 25 years experience in the information technology sector, is a former IBM executive and has co-founded, built and sold two companies. Laura currently serves as a member of the Ivey Advisory Board and as an Executive-in-Residence at the Ivey Business School. She also serves as an Advisor at MaRS Discovery District. Laura holds an Honours BComm from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University. She holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Christie is managing partner of Henderson Partners, LLP a mid sized firm of Chartered Professional Accountants and Advisors, located in Oakville, Ontario. Her expertise is in comprehensive tax, estate and business succession planning and business advisory with a focus on family enterprise. Christie spent the beginning of her career at Ernst & Young.
Christie recently retired as chair of the Oakville Hospital Foundation and previously served two terms on the Council of CPA Ontario. She has also served on the Boards of St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School and the United Way of Oakville. Christie was the recipient of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario’s Award of Distinction and was elected a Fellow of the Institute (FCPA/FCA) in 2013. Christie is recognized as one of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs as part of the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 listing. She has been nominated one of Canada’s “Top 40 under 40″ and for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards.
Naveen is a Partner with KPMG’s Audit practice, specializing in Financial Services with 20 years of experience auditing and advising some of Canada’s most complex reporting issuers. He has held a number of leadership positions with KPMG and is currently the head of their Financial Institutions Audit Practice. As one of the engagement partners for two of Canada’s five largest financial institutions he has been very involved in some of the challenges and issues facing the financial services industry during the most recent financial crisis. He is a licensed public accountant for the Province of Ontario.
Shoba Khetrapal is currently Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of St Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto and Chair of its Audit Committee. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Cancer Care Ontario and of the Canada Pension Plan Review Tribunal.
Ms Khetrapal has extensive experience as a Senior Financial Executive at international corporations such as Moore Corporation Limited and Canadian Pacific Limited and most recently as Vice President and CFO at Weekenders International. She is a former Board member of the Ontario Casino Corporation, Moore Group Services BVBA-Belgium, Peak Technologies Canada Ltd, Moore Business Forms Pension Trustees U.K. Limited, and Moore Holdings Ltd.-Australia and a past President of the Toronto Society of Business Economists. She is a certified director of the Institute of Corporate Directors, a member of the Toronto Chartered Financial Analysts Society and a recipient of the Professional Woman of the Year Award by ICCC.
A graduate of the University of Toronto, Blake joined the firm of Mercer and Mercer based in Milton, ON in 1996 and became a full partner in 2003. Blake is a licensed public accountant authorized to practise public accounting in the province of Ontario. In addition to serving as a director for the Public Accountants Council; Blake serves as a director for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada; the Milton Chamber of Commerce; is Treasurer for Milton Transitional Housing Corp – a local charity in Milton; and as treasurer for the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station. Blake is also a Past-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Certified General Accountants of Ontario. Blake became a Life Member of CPA Ontario in 2014 and obtained the Chartered Director (C. Dir.) designation from The Directors College in 2011.
Will Molson is a licensed public accountant with over 30 years experience as a sole proprietor, with larger firms and with government. He has significant audit experience with not-for-profit organizations and electoral campaigns. His volunteer experience includes service with the CPA Ontario Public Accountants Licensing Board (past Chair), the CPA Ontario Applications Committee (past Chair), and the CPA Canada Federal Elections Audit Guide Advisory Committee.
Mr. Seto is the managing partner of IMPACT CPAs LLP. He has been a Chartered Accountant since 1981 and was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 2003, (now CPA Ontario). Over the past 25 plus years, he has provided accounting, assurance, tax and general business services to a wide variety of clients. Since the changes to the Canada Elections Act in 2004, Ben has developed a niche in auditing Electoral District Associations and Candidates for Elections. Ben is a licensed public accountant for the Province of Ontario and currently serves as a part- time practice inspector with CPA Ontario. He is actively involved in the not-for-profit sector, and donates his time to local community organizations.
Ian Shewan has practised business law in Ontario since 1987. He has been a partner at the law firm of Lerners LLP since 1992 and has served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and as Chair of the firm’s Business Law Practise Group. He currently serves on the Regulatory Affairs Committee for the Ontario Co-Operative Association and is the Board Chair of Hutton House Foundation.
Gary is self-employed and provides accounting, tax and consulting services to small private businesses, corporations and individuals with extensive experience in the areas of agriculture, construction, retail and small service providers.
His experience also includes leadership and participant roles as a Board and committee member including CMA Ontario, Meridian Credit Union, Redeemer University College and a private educational institution.