Former Cabinet Secretary, Ontario Public Service
Steve joined Canopy Growth in March 2019 as the Senior Vice-President and Chief of Staff, International. In this role, he is responsible for advancing the company’s international operations and government relations in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America, including Mexico. In April 2019, Steve was appointed Distinguished Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. In May, he was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Blockchain Learning Group. In June, Steve joined the C.D. Howe Institute as a Senior Fellow to continue his advisory role in advancing public policy to promote sustainable economic growth. Steve has more than 30 years of experience in the public service, where he held numerous leadership positions. As Secretary of Cabinet, Head of the Ontario Public Service and Clerk of the Executive Council, Steve reported to the Ontario Premier and was responsible for 65,000 public- service employees. Steve also served as Ontario’s Deputy Minister (DM) of Finance and Secretary of the Treasury Board, and DM of the Ministry of Revenue and Associate DM for Taxation, Pensions and Agencies (e.g., Liquor Control Board of Ontario and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation). He has also held several positions at the Ontario Hospital Association, including Vice-President of Policy and Public Affairs.
Steve has a BA in Urban and Regional Planning and a Master’s in Environmental Studies (economic development). He completed the Canadian Securities Course, Parts I and II of the CICA Tax Course and the Harvard Health Care Leadership Program.
Former President and CEO, ATB Financial, Board Member, Telus
Dave Mowat was the President and CEO of ATB Financial for 11 years, which, through more than 5,000 team members provides a full range of banking services to more than 725,000 customers. ATB has grown to assets of more than $50 billion and is the largest, provincially based financial institution in Alberta.
Under his leadership, ATB transformed into a technology leader, committed to make banking work for people. It also became a bank obsessed with its customers and the experience they received. Community involvement and support for numerous community causes were a hallmark of ATB. As a leader, Mowat brought a strong commitment that growing team member engagement and customer advocacy were the most sustainable and successful ways to a strong bottom line.
Mowat was named Canada’s #1 CEO in 2016 by Glassdoor and was honoured as Business Person of the Year in 2014 by Alberta Venture. In 2017, Mowat was conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta.
In 2016, Mowat headed Alberta’s Royalty Review panel that, after months of study and consultation with stakeholders and the public, the province adopted the panel's recommendation of an innovative new approach to Alberta’s oil and natural gas royalty structure.
Mowat is involved with numerous boards, including Telus, STARS, Alberta Blue Cross, the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, and the National Music Centre in Calgary. He was also involved with Dogs With Wings, and in 2016 was the puppy raiser for Vaughn, a black lab service puppy who was part of the organization’s program to train service dogs to make life better for blind and autistic children.
Mowat and wife Sandy have raised three children and now enjoy travelling, golf and riding road bikes together.
Managing Partner, Board and CEO Services at Odgers Berndtson Canada, former CEO AON Hewitt, Board member PC Financial Bank
Tony has a proven record of creating value, in diverse industries and geographies by; setting direction, igniting growth, leading change, driving performance, servicing clients and empowering employees.
Tony is particularly adept at capitalizing on digital and technology disruptions, both as a market disrupter and industry incumbent. He was most recently CEO of Aon Hewitt, Canada. Before joining Aon Hewitt, Tony was a Managing Partner at Accenture, and has served as the President and CEO of Bell Nexxia and as the CEO of BCE Emergis. He has also held international leadership positions with MCI Telecommunications, SHL Systemhouse Inc., and Andersen Consulting.
Tony holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.A.I.) degree and M.A. from Trinity College Dublin, and is a graduate of the Rotman Corporate Directors program (ICD.D).
Susan Wolburgh Jenah
Board of Directors of Laurentian Bank of Canada, Aecon
Group Inc. and Aequitas Innovations and NEO Exchange. Governor of the U.S.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Susan Wolburgh Jenah is a leader in the securities and financial services industry. Throughout her 30 year career as a senior regulator, chief executive officer and lawyer, she influenced the direction of capital markets regulation and standards of investor protection in Canada and internationally. Susan has also served on a wide variety of corporate, crown corporation and not-for-profit boards and government-appointed expert advisory committees.
Susan is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Laurentian Bank of Canada, Aecon Group Inc. and Aequitas Innovations and NEO Exchange. She is a Governor of the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and serves as Chair of FINRA’s Regulatory Operations Oversight Committee. She is a member of the Independent Review Committee of Vanguard Investments Canada.
Susan was the founding President and CEO of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) which was formed from the merger of two predecessor regulatory organizations. Prior to serving as CEO of IIROC, Susan held progressively senior roles at the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), including Vice Chair, Acting Chair, General Counsel and Director of International Affairs, representing the OSC on various international standard-setting committees.
Susan is actively engaged in her community serving as Vice-Chair of the Humber River Hospital, as a member of the C.D.Howe National Advisory Council and as a Mentor for the Catalyst Women on Board Program. She is a frequent speaker at corporate governance and industry conferences in Canada and abroad.
Susan received her ICD.D designation in 2004 and is a recipient of the 2011 Osgoode Hall Law School Gold Key Award for Achievement.
SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS
CEO, Supply Chain Management Association
Over the course of his 25 year career, Christian has focused on growing organizations and their reputations, launching products and initiatives, and building relationships.
Currently, Christian is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada’s Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA), Canada’s largest professional association for the supply chain sector. He is also a member of the steering committee of scale ai, Canada’s investment and innovation supercluster focused on accelerating the application of artificial intelligence for supply chains.
He previously served as Vice President of Education at Canada’s Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), where he also developed the Canadian Foundation for Governance Research and served as the Foundation’s inaugural Executive Director. He has also served as the Director of Research Planning, Communications and Government Relations at York University, and as the Director of Production for the UK-based firm Marcus Evans. Christian has also worked in the public sector, having served the Ontario Government as Chief of Staff to the Parliamentary Assistant for Health and Long-Term Care and to the Parliamentary Assistant for Native Affairs. Prior to these positions, he served the Government of Canada as special political assistant to the Minister of State for Environment and to the Minister of State for Employment and Immigration.
Christian is also an experienced board member, having served on 10 boards across the NFP and government sectors, ranging in size from under $1 million to over $1 billion. Most recently he served on the Board of Directors of Scarborough and Rouge Hospital. He previously served as Vice Chairman of The Scarborough Hospital, Chairman of Housing Services Inc., and as a member of the Board of Directors of Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), North America’s second largest social housing corporation.
Christian has studied in Canada, the U.S., Israel, and Belgium, is a graduate of the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program, and holds a Masters Professional Director certification from the American College of Corporate Directors.
Senior Vice President Operations, SE Health
Sandra Ketchen is the Senior Vice President of Operations for SE Health. In this role, she is responsible for execution across SE Health’s national operating network which encompasses more than 8000 nurses, personal support workers and other healthcare professionals delivering care within client homes, assisted living homes, or virtually through client contact centers. She is accountable for client satisfaction and quality of care, while driving continuous improvement and productivity gains to achieve financial performance.
Prior to joining SE Health, Ms. Ketchen spent more than 20 years in global operations and supply chain roles, most recently as Senior Vice President of Products for ATS Automation Tooling Systems. Prior to this, she spent 16 years with Celestica, Inc., a global electronics contract manufacturer, holding a variety of senior management roles culminating as Vice President and General Manager for Celestica’s international Healthcare business.
Currently, Ms. Ketchen also participates as a Director on the Boards for VentureLAB and NGen (Next Generation Manufacturing Canada).
Ms. Ketchen has a Master in Business Administration from York University, a Master of Engineering degree from McMaster University, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Dr. Jonathan Reichental
Former CIO, City of Palo Alto
Currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Palo Alto, is a multiple award-winning technology leader whose 25-year career has spanned both the private and public sectors. In 2017, he was named one of the top 100 CIOs in the world and in 2016 he was named one of the top 20 most influential CIO's in the United States. Dr. Reichental is also recognized as a global thought leader on a number of emerging trends including urban innovation and blockchain technology. Dr. Reichental works with his teams to apply technology innovation in organizations to create new value and to enable work to be more meaningful and fun.
Director, Digital Health and Virtual Learning, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB
Adjunct Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Adjunct Professor, Western University, London, Ontario
With more than 35 years of healthcare experience, she is nationally and internationally known for her work in
health and nursing informatics. She brings expertise from many different clinical and academic settings, has
participated in and led the development of numerous digital health initiatives, as well as research focused on
the adoption of digital health solutions in practice environments. Dr. Nagle teaches in undergraduate and
graduate programs focused in nursing, health administration and informatics. Prior to establishing her own
health informatics consulting practice, she was the CIO and Senior Vice-President for Technology and
Knowledge Management at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. She has numerous professional publications and
presentations to her credit and in recognition of her work was named one of the top 10 Women Leaders in
Digital Health in Canada in 2017.