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2021 Conference Co-chairs

Darlene Halwas

Board Member
Canadian Development Investment Corporation (Toronto, ON)

Opening Remarks from the Conference Co-Chairs

January 20, 2021 10:25 am

Thomas H. Yeo

Torys LLP (Toronto, ON)

Opening Remarks from the Conference Co-Chairs

January 20, 2021 10:25 am

Governance Consultants

Richard W. Leblanc

Professor of Governance, Law & Ethics
York University (Toronto, ON)
Founder and Principal,

Elizabeth Watson

CEO and Founder
WATSON Advisors Inc. (Vancouver, BC)

Federal Crowns

Frédéric Duguay

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Canada Infrastructure Bank (Toronto, ON)

Simon Kamel

Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
Royal Canadian Mint (Ottawa, ON)

Alison Lawford

Director, Governance & Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary
Defence Construction Canada (Ottawa, ON)

Leah Gilbert Morris

Deputy Secretary and Director, Corporate Secretariat
Export Development Canada (Ottawa, ON)

Michelle Taylor

Vice President, Legal Services; General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Canadian Commercial Corporation (Ottawa, ON)

Provincial and Territorial Crowns

Brad Krizan

Independent Director, Public Member
Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (Calgary, AB)

Valerie Lambert

Director, Chair of the Governance and Human Resources Committee
BC Hydro (Vancouver, BC)

Conrad Lord

Independent Director, Chair of Human Resources & Customer Service Committee
Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (Montréal, QC)

Margie Parikh

Director, Chair of Governance & Human Resources Committee
BC Oil and Gas Commission (Victoria, BC)