|Name||Board Position||Community Involvement|
|Mark Harrison||Chair||The T1 Agency|
|Peter Block||Vice Chair||CIBC|
|Sharon Kim||Treasurer||TD Securities|
|Paul Henry||Member at Large (Former Chair)||Revival Capital Partners|
|Randy Carter||Member at Large||Toronto Police Services|
|Lisa Boulanger||Member at Large||Flexiti|
|Nick Eaves||Member at Large||MLSE|
|Tim Piggott||Member at Large||EY|
|Dean McCann||Member at Large||Canadian Tire Corporation|
|Aly Rahemtulla||Member at Large||ANR Capital|
|Nicole Frew||Member at Large||Scotiabank|
|Julie Adam||Member at Large||Rogers|
Mark Harrison, Chair
President & CEO, The T1 Agency
Mark is a big believer in purpose, be that brand purpose or people being purposeful in everything that they do. Over 25 years ago, these fervent beliefs had Mark a creating consumer-experience marketing firm, The T1 Agency; a global marketing community, SponsorshipX; and, most recently, a remote learning, experience-based elementary school, Park Street.
Today, Mark advises a number of small businesses, including wonderMakr, Humanity Agency, and Crankworx. Mark has made it his mission to help build a future where entrepreneurs feel empowered to make positive change in the world.
Mark’s desire for positive change has also led him to create the Black Talent Initiative, a grassroots movement to increase opportunities for young Black Canadians in marketing and business. He is also passionate about his numerous volunteer roles with Big Brothers Big Sisters Toronto, CAMH Foundation, International Institute for Sport Business & Leadership at the University of Guelph, the Toronto Jets Minor Football Association, and Ontario University Athletics BBRI Task Force on Racial Issues.
Peter F. Block, Vice Chair
Market Vice President & Head, Real Estate Corporate Banking, CIBC
Mr. Block has held various roles at CIBC over the past 15 years and currently leads the Real Estate Corporate Banking team, which is responsible for delivering financial solutions and providing expert insights into the banking and real estate markets. His business covers a range of clients across Canada in the public, private and institutional sectors.
He is a frequent guest lecturer at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Mr. Block holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, Ontario and is a CFA Charterholder.
Sharon Kim, Treasurer
Managing Director, TD Securities, Global Head of Foreign Exchange Sales
Sharon Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea and moved to Toronto when she was a toddler. Since then, she has nearly always lived and worked in the Greater Toronto Area. She majored in math and minored in writing while attending McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, on a full academic scholarship. After graduating, Sharon obtained her Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University, where she focused on financial engineering. She refined her market skills by achieving the Chartered Market Technician designation offered by MTA (Market Technicians’ Association). Sharon’s knowledge and expertise in financial and derivatives markets was further sparked through one of her first jobs as an Associate in the Dealer Training Program for RBC Dominion Securities in Toronto. And in the span of just two years, Sharon had moved up to Vice-President, Foreign Exchange Option Structuring for corporate and investment bank Société Générale (Canada).
Moving to TD Securities in 2006, Sharon started as Vice President, Head of Institutional Foreign Exchange Sales. She has a track record of turning around seemingly mature businesses through technology or innovation, raising the profile of foreign exchange across the organization. In her current role as Global Head of FX Sales, she manages a dynamic team of Foreign Exchange marketers across TD Securities’ various centres, which are located in Canada, the US, the UK and Singapore. In this capacity, she is charged with setting the strategic direction for these FX businesses. She has been passionate about developing and promoting strong second-in-command people managers who oversee day-to-day revenue production across the various segments and regions. Her focus and dedication in reformatting the Canadian institutional sales desk in 2018 contributed to TD Securities’ #1 placement in the Greenwich survey as best institutional FX provider in Canada. Sharon remains sharply focused on diverse representation and has grown female representation to 35% in her business.
Throughout her life, Sharon has remained focused on volunteerism even before such volunteerism was popular. She spent time in Haiti helping build a school and she also assisted with epidemiological research at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital. Since 2010, Sharon has been a committee member of the TD Securities Underwriting Hope Campaign & Action, serving as Co-Chair for the past three years. Sharon has also been intimately involved in TD Securities’ diversity and inclusion recruitment efforts, and has hired from WCM’s Return to Bay Street programme. Sharon served on the Board of TD Securities’ Women in Leadership Executive Committee and is actively involved in TD Securities’ Women in Capital Markets and Women in Technology communities. Sharon’s Executive Board involvement includes seven years on the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto, the past four of which have been as Executive Board Member & Treasurer. In 2019, Sharon was awarded WXN’s Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women in the Trailblazers & Trendsetters category.
Paul Henry, Member at Large (Former Chair)
Revival Capital Partners
Paul was a Partner at Birch Hill Equity Partners for over 14 years until his retirement from the partnership in September 2019. Birch Hill is one of Canada’s leading private equity firms with over $3 billion of capital under management. During his tenure at Birch Hill, he completed hundreds of investment investigations and co-led several of the firm’s investment platforms serving as a lead director and/or chairperson of the board for over 10 portfolio companies. Paul continues to manage 2 investments for Birch Hill. In September 2019, Paul took on a Senior Advisor role to Northleaf Capital Partners, providing oversight and support to its private equity investment team, strategic advice, due diligence assistance and ongoing governance guidance in respect of Northleaf’s direct private equity investment program. Northleaf has $15 billion of AUM.
Previously, Paul was Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer at TD Capital, TD Bank’s Merchant Banking arm, where he held various risk management and restructuring roles. Prior to joining TD Capital, Paul held several senior management positions in industry and was a Principal with PricewaterhouseCoopers in its restructuring practice for 10 years in Toronto and Melbourne Aus.
Paul has been on the Board of Big Brother Big Sisters Toronto for 10 years and has served as the Agency’s Chair for the past 2 years. Coinciding with his appointment to Chair, he has overseen the execution of the agency’s revitalization led by its new CEO. The agency is expanding its fundraising from both the philanthropic community and Government and doubling the number of children served from 2,000 to over 4,000 in Toronto over the next 3 years. Paul was Cabinet member of the Mount Allison’s Alumni Field project in 2014/15 where the initiative raised $2.5mm to complete Phase 1and 2 of the project.
Paul received a B.Comm. from Mount Allison University (85’) and holds the Chartered Professional Accountant designation.
Randy Carter, Member At Large
Toronto Police Services
Randy Carter is a Staff Superintendent with Canada’s largest municipal policing organization: the Toronto Police Service. His current assignment is to lead the women and men of 2 units, with many important sub-units, within the Public Safety Operations pillar of Specialized Operations Command.
Randy’s career as a police officer has spanned over 34 years and has included uniformed policing duties; general investigative duties; drug investigations; homicide investigations; front line operations management, creativity and innovation, strategy execution; corporate risk; and now leading operational support.
Lisa Boulanger, Member At Large
Chief Product Officer, Flexiti
Lisa Boulanger is currently Chief Product Officer at Flexiti, one of Canada’s fastest-growing Fintech. An accomplished and seasoned executive, Lisa has almost 20 years of experience in Payments, Digital Strategy, Marketing Leadership and Product Management. Lisa has led large cross-functional marketing and product teams to success, always determined to find value through innovation and insight.
Lisa is passionate about developing and mentoring young women and played an active role in Google’s Women’s Network as well as Lead Facilitator for a Women’s Leadership Course and Unconscious Bias. Lisa sits on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Toronto.
Lisa has an Honours Bachelor of Business from Laurier University and currently resides in Toronto with her husband and two daughters.
Nick Eaves, Member At Large
Chief Venues & Operations Officer Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
Nick Eaves is the Chief Venues & Operations Officer at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. Eaves joined MLSE in September 2016 and is responsible for overseeing the Operations, Capital Projects and Development function at all MLSE venues. Eaves also has oversight of MLSE’s LIVE division that brings hundreds of world-class music and entertainment events to its venues each year.
A veteran in the sports and entertainment industry, Eaves came to MLSE from Woodbine Entertainment Group where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2010 to 2015 after holding numerous senior positions over a 20 year period. Eaves led the transformation of the organization’s business model to drive operational performance across all lines of the business including live event, broadcasting, technology, hospitality and retail operations.
Eaves is a member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters Toronto, Woodbine Entertainment Group and Tourism Toronto where he also serves as Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee and is a member of the Governance Committee. Eaves is an active community member and volunteers his time with the Out of the Cold Program, Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter, Youth Without Shelter and United Way Toronto. Eaves holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Western University.
Tim Piggott, Member At Large
Transactions Diligence Partner Private Equity & Pensions Managing Partner, Canada
Tim a transactions diligence practitioner, is the managing partner of EY’s Canadian Private Equity & Pensions (“PEP”) practice. Tim has a broad range of transaction experience, advising PEP and corporate clients on merge and acquisition issues and coordinating multi-disciplinary teams for local and global clients.
With over twenty-five years of experience with EY, and within industry, Tim has extensive experience across a wide variety of industries.
Prior tonjoining the Transactions practice, Tim was a member of EY’s Assurance and Advisory Business Services practice providing assurance related services to large multi-national corporations and emerging growth companies.
In addition, Tim was the CFO of a global manufacturing company for four years.
Dean McCann, Member At Large
Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (retired)
Dean McCann was appointed Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Canadian Tire Corporation in March 2012.
Prior to his current position, Dean was a member of senior management at Canadian Tire Financial Services (CTFS) and Canadian Tire Bank for twelve years, serving as President of CTFS and CEO of Canadian Tire Bank for three years. Dean has extensive experience in finance, achieving strong results during periods of global economic uncertainty.
Dean joined Canadian Tire Corporation in 1996 and has held a number of progressively senior roles, including Corporate Controller, Canadian Tire Corporation. During his 20-year career with the Company, Dean has led a number of projects including leading the establishment of Canadian Tire Bank and driving the success of Canadian Tire MasterCard with over five million accounts issued.
His accomplishments include the establishment of a shareholder value creation program for Canadian Tire, an enhanced dividend policy, share repurchase program and the establishment of CT REIT. Under Dean’s leadership, Financial Services became an integral component of the Canadian Tire strategy. As head of the Financial Services business, Dean created new opportunities for the growth of the credit card business and developed new programs to support the core retail business, such as in-store financing and home services.
Dean is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the McMaster Chartered Director program. An active member of the Niagara community, he has held senior positions with the Boards of Niagara College (Vice Chair), YMCA Niagara (Chair of the Audit Committee), and the Ridley College Audit Committee. In 2015, Dean was named Canada’s CFO of the Year™ by Financial Executives International Canada, PwC and Robert Half. The award is presented annually and recognizes the quality, insight, direction and leadership of Canada’s senior financial executives. In 2016, Dean earned the prestigious FCPA designation from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, the profession’s highest distinction in recognition of significant career achievements and contributions to the community.
Aly Rahemtulla, Member At Large
Aly Rahemtulla is a Toronto based Entrepreneur. Aly has his Honors Degree in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business from the University of Western Ontario along with this ICDC.D designation from the Rotman School of Management. Aly has rich executive and business ownership background with a strong financial/analytical acumen, and an orientation towards sales, marketing and commercial growth. He is focussed on tight strategic planning and passionate about customer success – while building high performing teams.
Aly presently serves as:
– Owner and Chief Executive Officer of ANR Capital Inc.;
– Owner and Chief Executive Onbelay Automotive Inc.;
– Co-owner and Chief Executive Officer of the Sphere Manufacturing Group;
– Chairman on the Board and Lead Investor of Unbun Foods;
– Member of the Board and Investor at OrthoEvidence Inc.;
– Co-Owner & Advisor at Kelly Williams Neighborhood Realty Inc.;
– Advisor & Investor at Revive Superfoods Inc; and
– Board Advisor at Quasar Inc.;
– President & Co-Owner of SafeGuard Inc..
Nicole Frew, Member At Large
Executive Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, Scotiabank
Nicole Frew was appointed Executive Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer in September 2020. In this role, she leads Scotiabank’s Global Compliance function to ensure compliance risk is managed effectively and meets heightened regulatory expectations.
Nicole previously worked as Senior Vice President, Anti-Money Laundering & Internal Controls, International Banking, where she stood up the Bank’s first Internal Controls unit and built strong teams across our footprint to proactively identify risk. She also previously served as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Risk.
She is a seasoned leader with diverse expertise across Risk Management, Global Banking and Markets, and International Banking. A lawyer by training, prior to joining Scotiabank, Nicole was a Partner focusing on derivatives and structured products at a large Canadian law firm.
Nicole is an advocate for women in leadership and has a strong leadership presence both within and outside of the organization. She is also a member of the Scotiabank Women’s Initiative advisory board. Nicole is member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto.
Julie Adam, Member At Large
Senior Vice President, News & Entertainment, Rogers Sports & Media
As Senior Vice President of News & Entertainment, Julie Adam is responsible for driving strategy and overseeing the management and development of Rogers Sports & Media’s suite of 56 radio stations, 2 podcast networks, 30 local television stations, and 15 national television networks, including 680 NEWS, 98.1 CHFI, KiSS 92.5, CityNews, Citytv, Pacific Content, Frequency Podcast Network, FX/FXX, OLN, OMNI Television, and Rogers tv.
With decades of experience in radio and broadcasting, Julie is a passionate and dedicated leader in her industry. She began her career at Rogers in 1999 as the KiSS 92.5 Program Director. Since then, Julie has been recognized as Canada’s first female Vice President of Programming and is a recipient of the Rosalie Award from Radio Trailblazers. Julie is a graduate of Ryerson University and holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree, with a major in Radio and Television. Julie is proud to sit on the board of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, MusiCounts, Radioplayer Canada, and Canadian Broadcast Sales.
At Rogers, Julie is Chair of Rise for Women, a part of the Rogers Women’s Network, and sits on the board of the company’s Inclusion & Diversity Council. Julie and her husband Darren live in Toronto with their two boys; Jack and Cal and Phoebe the dog.