Biographies for the Board of Management

Suzanne Gouin, MBA, ICD.D

  • Hampstead, Quebec
  • Appointed: August 2017 for 4 years
  • Chair, Board of Management
  • Member, Audit Committee
  • Member, Governance Committee
  • Member, Human Resources Committee
  • Member, Resources Committee
  • Member, Service Transformation Subcommittee

Board Director with experiences in Business transformation, Digital implementation, Governance and Human Capital issues, Mrs Gouin is President of the Board of Management of the Canada Revenue Agency, member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation of Greater Montreal, Hydro-Québec and L’Esplanade , and she sit on various advisory committees.

Experienced media executive, she has been CEO of TV5 Québec Canada for more than 13 years. She has held various management positions in both the private and public sectors. A graduate of Concordia University, she holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario) and holds the IAS accreditation of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Ms. Gouin is a recipient of the National Order of Merit of the French Republic.

Kathryn A. Bouey, B.A., M.A., CMC, ICD.D

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Appointed: December 2016 for 3 years
  • Chair, Human Resources Committee
  • Member, Resources Committee

Nominated by the province of Ontario, Kathryn Bouey is the Founding President of TBG Strategic Services, a boutique management consulting firm providing a variety of services to support public sector executives and boards. Having worked for the federal and Ontario governments for many years she has a deep understanding of the public sector environment. In particular, she served as Deputy Minister of Ontario’s Management Board Secretariat where she advised the Management Board of Cabinet on all ministries’ business plans along with their risk, expense and performance measurement issues.

She currently serves on the Board of Ontario’s Financial Services Regulatory Agency. Previously, she served on the Board of Hydro One, where she chaired the Business Transformation Committee, and the Boards of SPRINT Senior Care, St. Joseph’s Health Centre (Toronto), Sheridan College, Ontario Power Generation, Ontario Pension Board, and the Canadian Comprehensive Auditing Foundation.

Ms. Bouey holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with an Economics minor, both from Carleton University. She is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Directors Education Program, and has been an Institute‐Certified Director since 2006. Additionally, she is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a member of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada.

Dawn S. Dalley, B.P.R., MBA, ICD.D

  • Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Re-appointed: October 2020 for 3 years
  • Chair, Service Transformation Subcommittee
  • Vice-Chair, Human Resources Committee

Nominated by the province of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Ms. Dalley is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Newfoundland Chocolate Company. She is also a member of the St. John's Women's Centre Board where she Chairs the Governance and Human Resources Committees. She was also the Governance and Strategy Chair on the Board of the Manuel’s River Heritage Society, and Chair of the Board of the Conservation Corp of NL. Her prior Board experiences include: Board member of Avalon Dragon Boating, North Coast Community Health Council of British Columbia and the Prince Rupert Transition House Society.

A Certified Professional Facilitator, Ms. Dalley holds a Master of Business Administration from Royal Roads University, and a Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University. She also has a Certificate in Public Participation from the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2). She is presently completing the Directors Education Program through the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Previously, Dawn S. Dalley served as the Vice President, Customer and Corporate Services, of NL Hydro. She was accountable for a broad range of corporate services including, customer service, energy efficiency, human resources and labour relations, health and safety, environmental services and corporate communication. At Nalcor Energy, Ms. Dalley served as Vice-President, Corporate Relations and Customer Service from 2011 to 2016, and Manager, Corporate Communication and Shareholder Relations from 2003 to 2011. While at Nalcor, she was also accountable for corporate reputation and key stakeholder relationships.

France-Élaine Duranceau, CPA, CA, LL.M.Fisc, ICD.D

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Re-appointed: December 2019 for 3 years
  • Vice-Chair, Audit Committee
  • Member, Resources Committee

Nominated by the federal government, Ms. France-Élaine Duranceau is an accomplished bilingual professional and entrepreneur with 15 years of taxation experience in an accounting firm and a public corporation in Montreal. Over the course of her career, Ms. Duranceau has acquired a global understanding of financial, accounting, tax and legal issues and risks of a business. As an entrepreneur, she has gained experience and a practical perspective on operational issues and challenges that small and medium-sized enterprises face.

Ms. Duranceau is currently Vice-President, at Cushman & Wakefield she specializes in tenant representation.

Ms. Duranceau is a Certified Corporate Director (ICD.D), and holds a CPA, CA designation, and a Masters in Taxation from HEC Montréal. She has been actively involved in the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation and its Board of Directors for over 15 years.

Mary Ference, BMath

  • Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Appointed: June 2018 for 3 years
  • Vice-Chair, Service Transformation Subcommittee
  • Member, Human Resources Committee

Nominated by the Province of Saskatchewan, Mary is the Director of Business Operations and Planning, at SaskTel, responsible for the strategic planning of the Business Sales and Solutions Division. She is a member of the Bargaining Committee (Labour Relations) for SaskTel as of 2019. Previously, she held various positions at SaskTel, including, Director of Sales Operations, Business Sales Manager, and Account Executive.

She is an innovative, and goal-driven sales and information technology leader, recognized for building high-performing teams, making change happen, and inspiring fun in the workplace.

Ms. Ference is the current Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the MacKenzie Art Gallery, and is the past President of Youth Ballet and Contemporary Dance, both of Saskatchewan.

She holds a Bachelor of Math (Honours Actuarial Science) from the University of Waterloo, and is a graduate from the Queens School of Business’ Executive Marketing Program.

Gerard J. Fitzpatrick, FCPA, FCA, TEP

  • Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • Re-appointed: June 2015 for 3 years
    (effective November 1, 2015)
  • Member, Resources Committee
  • Member, Audit Committee

Nominated by the Province of Prince Edward Island, Gerard J. Fitzpatrick has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting, primarily specializing in income tax for professionals and owner-managed businesses. He is a past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Prince Edward Island, past Chairperson of the Atlantic School of Chartered Accountancy, and a past Board member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is currently a member of the Future Directions Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Prince Edward Island.

Mr. Fitzpatrick began his career as founding partner of a firm of chartered accountants in 1977. In 2008, he established Fitzpatrick & Company, Prince Edward Island's first father and son firm of chartered accountants. Throughout his career, Mr. Fitzpatrick has provided professional services to a diverse clientele and his practice today includes management consulting, business plans and feasibility studies. He is also a regular speaker on farm and other tax matters.

Mr. Fitzpatrick has served on a number of boards as both director and chair. From 2002 to 2008, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority where he served as both vice-chair of the Board and chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Fitzpatrick received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of PEI, and holds designations as a Chartered Accountant (CA), Fellow of the Order of Chartered Accountants (FCA) and Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP).

Susan Hayes, LL.B

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Re-appointed: June 2018 for 3 years
  • Chair, Governance Committee
  • Member, Human Resources Committee

Nominated by the Province of Nova Scotia, Susan Hayes is the current Chief Professional Resources Officer at the law firm of Stewart McKelvey, part of the executive team responsible for the overall operations of the firm.

Ms. Hayes’ community involvement includes being a Champion supporter of the United Way. She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the Dalhousie University Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Acadia University.

Francine Martel-Vaillancourt, FCPA, FCA, ASC

  • Saint-Laurent-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec
  • Re-appointed: September 2018 for 3 years
  • Chair, Audit Committee
  • Member, Service Transformation Subcommittee

Nominated by the Province of Quebec, Francine Martel-Vaillancourt is currently Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Desjardins Financial Security, and a member of the Audit committee of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of the Ministry of Culture and Communications.

Ms. Martel-Vaillancourt's public service career has been exceptional. She was twice deputy minister at Revenu Québec (from 2000 to 2003, and 2007 to 2011), and chief executive officer and chair of the Board of Directors at the Commission des normes du travail. She was also chief executive officer of Services Québec.

Ms. Martel-Vaillancourt has been recognized by her peers. In 1997, she received both the CA Émérite award and the title of Fellow from the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec. She was also awarded the "Public Service" grand prize at the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards in 2006, the Hermès de carrière 2007-2008 from the Faculty of Administrative Sciences at Université Laval, and the "Prix hommage 2011" from the Institut d'administration publique du Québec.

Ms. Martel-Vaillancourt has a bachelor's degree in actuarial sciences and a license in accounting from Université Laval in Québec. She also completed the "programme de certification universitaire en gouvernance de sociétés" of the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés at Université Laval. She is a Fellow of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.

David W. Reid, B.Sc., ICD.D

  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Appointed: June 2018 for 3 years
  • Member, Audit Committee
  • Member, Resources Committee

Nominated by the Province of Manitoba, David W. Reid is a business entrepreneur and information technology (IT) professional. He possesses an excellent understanding of current technology trends, including: cloud computing, IT service management, and IT procurement.

David was the CEO of EPIC Information Solutions prior to selling the company. Over a 20-year period of successfully building and growing the company, David gained experience in all aspects of business operations, including: accounting and finance, strategy, human resources management, and culture.

He has been involved in a number of Boards that have transitioned to a governance model, and he believes that strong governance is vital for Boards to be successful. From 2013 to 2017, he served as Chair of the Board for Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Computer Science. He is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors’ (ICD) Directors Education Program, and holds the ICD.D Designation, reflecting a lifelong commitment to boardroom excellence.

Mireille A. Saulnier, B.Ps, LL.B

  • Tracadie-Sheila, New Brunswick
  • Re-appointed: June 2019 for 3 years
  • Vice-Chair, Governance Committee
  • Member, Human Resources Committee

Nominated by the Province of New Brunswick, Mireille A. Saulnier is the owner of the law firm Mireille A. Saulnier C.P. Inc. Prior to her current role, Ms. Saulnier was a partner with the lawyer-notary firm Lebouthillier Boudreau Saulnier where she began as an articling student before being made partner.

She is an active leader in her community, participating in various initiatives including being a member of the Board of Directors at Service New Brunswick since October 2015.  Ms. Saulnier is also the outgoing chairman of the Chambre de Commerce du Grand Tracadie-Sheila, Inc. Since 2010, she has been the regional representative of the Association des juristes d’expression française du Nouveau-Brunswick. Prior to that, she was a student advisor at the Université de Moncton, in the administrative tribunals.

Ms. Saulnier holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Faculty of Law and a Bachelor of Psychology degree, both from the Université de Moncton. She was called to the New Brunswick bar in 2008.

Joyce Sumara, B.A.

  • Haliburton, Ontario
  • Re-appointed: May 2019 for 3 years
  • Chair, Resources Committee
  • Member, Audit Committee

Nominated by the federal government, Ms. Joyce Sumara is an accomplished information technology (IT) executive with over 30 years of experience in large multi-national organizations. Ms. Sumara has broad experience in information technology, including strategic planning, governance, cyber security, and project management of large systems.

From 2009 to 2011, Ms. Sumara was the Vice President, IT and Information Security Officer, with Rogers Communications, where she was responsible for the security of corporate information and IT governance. She previously held the positions of Chief Information Officer of GM Canada, and Chief Information Officer of OnStar at General Motors Corporation. Throughout her career, she has occupied various consulting positions, and served on the Boards of the Grandview Children’s Centre and Medic-Alert Canada.

Ms. Sumara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan, as well as Industrial Engineering Certificate from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), in Flint, Michigan.

Paul Summerville, PhD

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Appointed: September 2018 for 3 years
  • Member, Human Resources Committee
  • Member, Audit Committee

Nominated by the Province of British Columbia, Paul Anthony Summerville is a finance executive and banking executive with over 20 years of experience in senior client facing and management roles with leading global firms. He has worked with clients on six continents, and possesses extensive knowledge and experience in investment research as well as in the areas of compliance, legal, and human resources.

Since November 2011, Paul has been an adjunct professor at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, where he mentors students based on his personal and professional experiences in global markets. He was also the Chairman and Co-Founder of LimeSpot Solutions Inc., a BC-based retail tech start up that marries on-line shopping with Big Data. Over a 20-year period, he served as Chief Economist, Global Bond Strategist, Regional Head Asia-Pacific, and Branch Manager for a number of organizations based in Tokyo, Toronto, and Boston.

From April 2009 to November 2011, he was a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria, where he researched the global economy with an emphasis on income inequality.

He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations, from the University of Tokyo, a Master’s degree in Political Science, from the University of Alberta, and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History and Political Science from Glendon College at York University. He also studied in Jerusalem, Geneva, and Osaka.             

D. Stanley Thompson, CPA, CA

  • Whitehorse, Yukon
  • Re-appointed: October 2020 for 3 years
  • Vice-Chair, Resources Committee
  • Member, Audit Committee

Nominated by the Yukon Territory, Stan is a skilled business leader and change agent with senior executive experience in marketing and resource oriented companies. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Corporate Services at Northwestel responsible for finance, corporate services, and carrier services. He has previously served in senior Executive roles notably as President of Novartis Consumer Health Canada Inc. from 1998 to 2005, where he was responsible for the manufacturing, marketing, and selling of several top-selling brands in Canada.

Stan is a Board and audit committee member of the Opimian Society, Canada's largest private wine club, a Board member for DCI the Dakwakada First Nations Investment aim in Whitehorse and past Chair of the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce.

A designated CPA/CA, Mr. Thompson also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. Stan is also a member of Financial Executives International (FEI) a leadership forum for financial executives.

Colin Younker, CPA, FCA, North Wiltshire, Prince Edward Island

  • Appointed: November 5, 2020 for 3 years

Nominated by the Province of Prince Edward Island, Colin Younker is a Senior Tax Advisor with MSRB, a professional services firm providing accounting, bookkeeping, tax, valuation and business consulting services. For over three decades, he has been advising individuals and organizations on their accounting and tax planning needs.

From 2002 to 2012, Colin served as the Auditor General of Prince Edward Island. Prior to his position as Auditor General, he was a partner with the firm MacIsaac & Younker in Charlottetown, for over 20 years.

Colin served as the former President and Treasurer of the Kidney Foundation of Prince Edward Island, and is a former Board member of the Kidney Foundation of Canada. His contributions were recognized when he was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his service to the Kidney Foundation of Canada. He has also served as President of the Canadian Mental Health Association of Prince Edward Island.

A member of the Prince Edward Island Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, Colin received the Institute’s highest honour in 2014, a Fellow Chartered Accountant designation, in recognition of his meritorious service to the profession and achievements in the community. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts, with a Major in Business from Colby College.

Bob Hamilton

  • Commissioner of Revenue and Chief Executive Officer of the CRA

Bob Hamilton was appointed as the Commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) effective August 1, 2016.

Prior to joining the Canada Revenue Agency, Mr. Hamilton served as Deputy Minister of Environment Canada, and Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada.

Mr. Hamilton was appointed Senior Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board in March 2011 and named by the Prime Minister as the lead Canadian on the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council.

Mr. Hamilton has held many senior positions in the Department of Finance, including Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy, and Assistant Deputy Minister of Financial Sector Policy.

He received his Honours BA and Master’s degrees in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.

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