The Toronto Region Board of Trade is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of business and civic leaders. Our directors are responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and governance of the Board.
Anne%#> Sado%#> President%#> George Brown College%#>
John%#> Boynton%#> Chief Marketing Officer%#> Aimia Canada Inc.%#>
Darren%#> Nippard%#> Regional Service Leader%#> Deloitte LLP%#>
Leo%#> Salom%#> EVP, Wealth Management%#> TD Bank Group%#>
Anne Sado, President, George Brown College%#>
Anne Sado has been President of George Brown College since 2004, joining the college after a long and distinguished career with Bell Canada. In 2013, Anne was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. She has also been recognized as one of YWCA's 2012 Women of Distinction in Education and twice by The Women's Executive Network™ as one of Canada's Most Powerful Women of 2010 and 2012. Anne earned her engineering and MBA degrees from the University of Toronto, and received an honorary doctorate of laws from her alma mater in 2011. She is chair of the Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION) and past chair of Trillium Health Centre. Anne also sits on the boards of Legacy Private Trust, Mount Pleasant Memorial Services and the Toronto Financial Service Alliance.%#>
Darren Nippard, Regional Service Leader, Deloitte LLP%#>
More than 10 years of business transformation and over 20 years of program management experience, with a focus in the financial services and insurance industries, as well telecommunications and the Federal and Provincial government;
Extensive experience managing challenging projects, focusing on using key partnerships with clients, delivery organization, and partners to achieve key milestones;
Experience with people transformations and with all aspects of outsourcing and the impact it has on individuals being outsourced
Served as a trusted advisor to key clients in both the public and private sectors, including advising C-Level executives, politicians, senior management, and board of directors;
Strong ability to develop high-performing teams to deliver quality solutions to clients; and
Experience utilizing change management methodologies and techniques to implement innovative ideas and proposals.%#>
John Boynton, Chief Marketing Officer, Aimia Canada Inc.%#>
John Boynton was appointed Chief Marketing Officer by Aimia in Canada in September 2014. John is responsible for accelerating the development of innovative products and marketing and leveraging valuable member insights to ensure a rich and relevant member experience for the Aeroplan program. He also leads Aimia’s proprietary loyalty business, with a focus on ensuring high-value loyalty products and services.
With more than 25 years of broad marketing experience, Boynton most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Rogers Communications. Prior to his 12 years at Rogers, he gained experience across a number of sectors across North America with brands such as Pepsi Co, Sprint Canada, and AT&T.
Boynton is a member of the boards of the Canadian Marketing Association, Toronto Region Board of Trade and the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership Council at the Richard Ivey School of Business. He holds an Honors Business Administration, Marketing degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.%#>
Andrea Stairs, Managing Director, eBay Canada%#>
As eBay Canada’s managing director, Andrea Stairs leads the Canadian strategy and operations of one of the world’s largest online marketplaces and Canada’s second largest e-commerce business. In this role, Andrea is responsible for cultivating eBay’s community of Canadian users -- from individual consumers to established brands and retailers -- and for overseeing all of eBay’s Canadian functions, including product management, marketing, business development, and public and government relations.
Andrea was most recently head of marketing for eBay Canada, managing the brand’s marketing strategy and execution. She was also instrumental in launching eBay’s French-Canadian website and in leading the eBay Motors team in Canada.
After receiving a BA from McGill University, Andrea obtained LLB and MBA degrees from the University of Toronto.
Andrea sits on executive committee of the board of directors of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC).
A native of Montreal, Andrea now lives in Toronto with her husband and young son and daughter.%#>
Angela Iannuzziello, Vice President, Canada Transit Market Lead, AECOM Canada Ltd.%#>
Angela has over 30 years of extensive and diverse experience in transit and transportation planning. Angela currently provides strategic direction on transit pursuits across the country, engages in business development and coordinates transit team engagement. Angela was President of ENTRA Consultants for almost 20 years.
She is currently Chair of the Business Members Board of Governors of APTA (American Public Transportation Association), member of the APTA Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Vice-Chair of Governance Review Task Force and numerous other committees of APTA. Additionally, Angela is a member of Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) Board of Directors and was a previous member of CUTA's Executive Committee. Angela also serves on the TRB (Transportation Research Board) TOPS Committee in Washington, DC. Angela is a founding Board member of the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) Toronto Area Chapter. Angela served on the Canadian Urban Institute; Urban Development Institute; and Transportation Research Board Committee on Bus Operations/BRT. She received CUTA's Distinguished Service Award in November 2011 and the ITE Toronto Section Project of the Year Award for her work in Richmond Hill-Langstaff Urban Growth Centre Transportation Study in December 2011.%#>
Diane Brisebois, President & CEO, Retail Council of Canada%#>
Diane Brisebois is President and Chief Executive Officer of Retail Council of Canada, a position she has held since January, 1995. RCC represents more than 9,000 retailers with more than 40,000 locations across Canada. Ms. Brisebois is Immediate Past Chair of the Traffic Injury Research Foundation, former Chair of Gifts in Kind Canada, former Chair of the Canadian Society of Association Executives, and a member of the Board of Directors of Covenant House Toronto. She also serves as a Director of Ryerson University's School of Retail Management Advisory Board, and the University of Alberta's Business School Advisory Counsel on Retail Studies.%#>
James McPhedran, EVP, Canadian Banking, Scotiabank%#>
James joined Scotiabank in 1996, and was appointed to his current position in June 2015, after serving as Executive Vice President, Retail Distribution, Canadian Banking. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Ontario Region, Canadian Banking, and Managing Director and Head of Scotia Private Client Group, and has also held roles in marketing, financial and estate planning and insurance. Before joining Scotiabank, James spent 10 years with American Express. James is a graduate of Queen’s University, and has completed both the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School of Business and the Senior Executive Program at the London Business School. He currently sits on the boards of Tangerine Bank, and the Toronto Region Board of Trade.
James and his wife, Sue, have two children.%#>
Kim Mason, Regional President, RBC%#>
As Regional President, Kim leads a team of 4,000 employees in providing financial advice and services to RBC's personal, small business and commercial clients in Greater Toronto. Since joining RBC in 1986, Kim has held a wide variety of increasingly responsible regional and national office positions, including roles in Retail and Commercial Banking, Global Payments and Trade, and executive responsibilities in Contact Centres and Retail Banking. Prior to assuming her current role in 2014, she was Regional President, Atlantic Provinces.
She has been recognized as a Top 50 Atlantic CEO for 2012, 2013 and 2014, was awarded the Halifax-Cornwallis Progress Women of Influence award in 2012 and most recently named one of Canada's Top 25 Women of Influence for 2013 by Women of Influence Magazine.
Kim has co-chaired the United Way of Metro Halifax 2012-13 campaign and served on the board of directors for the QEII Hospital Foundation, Mount Saint Vincent University and the Greater Halifax Partnership. She is also a member of the International Women's Forum and Young President's Organization. She is former chair of the Halifax Regional Municipality Stadium Steering Committee, and former member of the Dalhousie Medical Advisory Board, and previously held both director and chair roles of several hospital foundations in Ontario.%#>
Larry Baldachin, , Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto%#>
Prior to his engagement at Canadian Tire in the fall of 2015, Larry spent four years at Rogers Communications leading its $2B Enterprise Business Unit. This business unit supported the company’s commercial, public sector and dealer network of customers. Larry was responsible for delivering results across all business sales channels, including driving the growth of the mobile broadband, fiber optic, data center, cloud and machine to machine platforms. With a primary focus on strengthening the customer experience, his group also drove significant operational within the business. Larry was a member of the Communications Senior Leadership Team.
Before joining Rogers, Larry spent 6 years at Dell Inc. As Vice President & General Manager for Dell’s Large Enterprise Business Unit in Canada, Larry was responsible for sales and operations for large commercial customers. Larry had direct P&L responsibility for this $450M segment and was responsible for business strategy and field-based execution and reporting. Larry also led the development and execution of Dell’s worldwide consulting services and the growth of the professional and managed services business across Canada and Latin America.
Prior to his tenure at Dell, Larry held senior leadership roles at Compugen Systems Inc., Metafore Systems and Liberty Technology Services Ltd.
Larry earned an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, where he has held several advisory roles and is currently a Director at the Toronto Region Board of Trade. Larry and his wife Jennifer live in Toronto and have three children.%#>
Lloyd Switzer, SVP Network Transformation, TELUS%#>
As Senior Vice-President of Network Transformation at TELUS, Lloyd drives the sustainable transformation of TELUS' networks. Lloyd & his team are responsible for several levers that are crucial in leading this change: developing network evolution and investment strategies; data centre and central office convergence strategy, capital management; program management; strategic vendor relationships; building strategic platforms/capabilities and transforming the underlying processes and systems that support them. Lloyd was named a 2014 Clean 16 member; recognizing his leadership in driving sustainable business practices and launching two new state of the art internet data centres. Lloyd also contributes thought leadership to Shared Services Canada – Architecture Framework Advisory Committee, the Dean's Advisory Council of the University Of Waterloo Faculty Of Environment and is a member of the Ontario Centre of Excellence Information, Communications & Digital Media Advisory Board.%#>
Paul Golini, EVP & Co-Founder, Empire Communities%#>
Paul Golini is the Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Empire Communities, a leading Ontario-based real estate development company. In addition to his role at Empire, Paul was the Chair of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILO) from 2011 - 2012, and a tireless champion of ethical building practices as they relate to the environment.
He remains an active member at BILD; as Board member and Co-Chair of the Builder Council. He was a member of the steering committee for the Canada Green Building Council LEEO® Canada for Homes Project. He is also member of EnerQuality Corporation Board of Directors, and appointed President on the Board of Directors for the Italian Contemporary Film Festival (lCFF) - Toronto, as well as an Advisory Council Member at Habitat for Humanity Toronto since 2012. He was most recently appointed to Tarion Warranty Corporation Board of Directors.%#>
Rajendra Kothari, GTA Managing Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP%#>
Raj is a Chartered Accountant registered in the UK and Canada. He is the Global Asset Management Assurance Leader and the National Asset Management Leader in Canada and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Managing Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). His professional and business experience spans India, the UK and Canada. He is focused on the areas of business assurance and advisory services, transaction support services, valuation and related services to small and large clients in a variety of businesses. Raj completed his MBA from the City University Business School in London, England and graduated from the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the board of the Stratford Festival Foundation, the Toronto General Western Hospital Foundation and chairs its finance committee. He is also a member of the International Advisory Council of the Dean of the Schulich School of Business, and has served as President of Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce, and on many other boards. Raj was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for his community contributions.%#>
Steven Murphy, Dean - Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University%#>
Dr. Steven Murphy has served as Dean of the Ted Rogers School of Management since August 2013. Prior to that, he was Associate Dean, Research and External, at the Sprott School of Business, at Carleton University in Ottawa. An award-winning professor and nationally recognized expert in organizational behaviour, Murphy is a tenured professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the Ted Rogers School of Business Management. Having published over 100 papers, book chapters and technical reports in his academic career, he is also an accomplished researcher and presenter.
As Dean of the largest undergraduate business school in Canada, Murphy believes there should be a new model of education for the 21st century, with a focus on experiential and co-operative learning. Entrepreneurial thinking, innovation and creativity across the university experience is key to producing graduates with the proper experience needed to be career-ready and able to deal with real-world challenges.
Murphy received an Honours Bachelor of Commerce at Carleton University in Human Resource Management. He earned his Master of Management Studies with Distinction at Carleton in Management Technology and a PhD at Carleton in Organizational Behaviour.%#>
Tom Turner, SVP, Commercial Sales, ROGERS%#>
Tom is the Senior Vice President, Medium Business and has been with the Rogers Group of Companies for over 20 years, holding various executive positions in Rogers Communications Inc., Rogers Cable and Rogers Wireless. In his time with Rogers, he has had the privilege of supporting Finance, and Marketing in addition to Sales. Prior to assuming his current role, Tom served as VP of Sales for Rogers Business Solutions, a division of Rogers Communications, that provided premium Internet, data networking, voice, data centre and cloud services to a wide range of enterprise, government and wholesale customers. Tom has held positions as VP Sales Planning & Operations, VP/GM High Speed Internet and VP Convergence, reporting directly to Ted Rogers. Tom’s significant contributions have been leading Rogers High Speed Internet business, launching Canada’s first Digital PCS and prepaid services and managing Rogers’ largest distribution channels and regions. Tom has a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law.%#>