Board of Management - Biographies

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

Nominated by the federal government, Suzanne Gouin is an accomplished media and telecommunications senior executive. From 2002 to 2015, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of TV5 Québec Canada (TV5), a Canadian broadcaster responsible for operating TV5’s signal in Canada, and possesses a range of expertise in the implementation of digital processes and solutions. She represented the company on regulatory issues and government relations, both in Canada and internationally. Prior to her position at TV5, she was the Vice President, Business Publications, at Transcontinental Media, and Director General for the Montreal television station CJNT, a division of CF Television Inc.

Ms. Gouin is currently the Chair of the Board of Le Printemps numérique (Montreal Digital Spring), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote creativity of the digital industry in Montreal. She has been a member of the Board of Fonds numérique Bell (Bell Fund) since 2015, and is currently the Chair of its Human Resources and Governance Committee. She has served on the Board of Hydro Québec since 2008, and is a currently a member of its Human Resources Committee, Governance Committee, and Pension Plan Financial Management Committee.

A graduate in Political Science from Concordia University, Ms. Gouin holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. She 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.

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
  • Member, Board of Management

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.

Previously, she served on the Board of Hydro One, where she chaired the Business Transformation Committee, and the Boards of St. Joseph’s Health Centre (Toronto), Sheridan College, Ontario Power Generation, Ontario Pension Board, and the Canadian Comprehensive Auditing Foundation. She is currently on the Board of SPRINT Senior Care in Toronto where she chairs the Quality and Program Evaluation Committee.

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.

Myles Bourke, B.Comm., FCPA, FCA

  • Lethbridge, Alberta
  • Re-appointed: October 2012 for 3 years
  • Member, Audit Committee
  • Member, Governance Committee
  • Member, Resources Committee
  • Member, Board of Management

Nominated by the Province of Alberta, Myles Bourke is a chartered accountant who worked for KPMG and predecessor firms for over 30 years before his retirement in 2001. Mr. Bourke's experience spans a range of functional areas within the assurance field, including audit and review engagements, training and program development, special provider to larger institutions, and confidant and advisor to owner-managers. He served as a member of the Not-for-Profit Organizations Advisory Committee of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Bourke held the position of President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta. He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Lethbridge, where he has also been a lecturer and a member of the Senate. Mr. Bourke has served as well as President of the Rotary Club of Lethbridge and as a Rotary District Committee Chair. He has also served as a Director of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce and as Chair of the City of Lethbridge's Economic Development Committee. Mr. Bourke holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, as well as his Chartered Accountant and FCA designations.

Dawn S. Dalley

  • Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Appointed: April 2017 for 3 years
  • Member, Human Resources Committee
  • Member, Resources Committee
  • Member, Board of Management

Nominated by the province of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Dawn S. Dalley is the Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Services, of NL Hydro. She is accountable for a broad range of corporate services including regulatory affairs, 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.

Ms. Dalley is currently the Chair of the International Women’s Forum, NL Sub-Chapter. She is a member of the Board of Ronald McDonald House in NL, where she serves on the Development/Communications, Human Resources, and Governance Committees. Previously, she was 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).

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

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Appointed: November 2016 for 3 years
  • Vice-Chair, Governance Committee
  • Member, Audit Committee
  • Member, Board of Management

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, private capital group, at Colliers International (Quebec) Inc., and is co-founder and investor at DIGAMMA, a private commercial real estate development firm.

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.

Mark S. Dwor, B.A., LL.B

  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Appointed: May 2015 for 3 years
  • Member, Governance Committee
  • Member, Resources Committee
  • Member, Board of Management

Nominated by the Province of British Columbia, Mr. Mark S. Dwor is a retired member of the Law Society of British Columbia.  He is a member and leader of many professional, arts, and other community organizations, with a strong emphasis on charity and not-for-profit governance.

Mr. Dwor is the co-founder and chairman of the Canadian Academy of Independent Scholars. He has been a member and sat on the executive of boards including Variety, the Children’s Charity, where he was the inaugural Chair of the Board Development Committee; Osteoporosis Canada, where he chaired the investment committee; and the Vancouver Children’s Festival.

Mr. Dwor has presented and published papers on varied subjects in the cultural and legal arenas, including art law and franchising and distribution. He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Glendon College, York University.

Gerard J. Fitzpatrick, CPA, FCA, TEP

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

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
  • Appointed: February 2015 for 3 years
  • Chair, Governance Committee
  • Member, Human Resources Committee
  • Member, Board of Management

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 Professional Development Committee member for the Canadian Bar Association, Nova Scotia Branch, and Board Member of the Halifax Visiting Dispensary. 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
  • Appointed: March 2015 for 3 years
  • Chair, Audit Committee
  • Member, Human Resources Committee
  • Member, Board of Management

Nominated by the Province of Quebec, Francine Martel-Vaillancourt is currently Chair of Shared Services Canada's Audit and Evaluation Committee. She is also Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Desjardins Financial Security, and teaches at the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés of Université Laval, a leader in governance education.

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.

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

  • Tracadie-Sheila, New Brunswick
  • Appointed: June 2016 for 3 years
  • Member, Governance Committee
  • Member, Human Resources Committee
  • Member, Board of Management

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
  • Appointed: December 2014 for 3 years
  • Chair, Resources Committee
  • Member, Audit Committee
  • Member, Board of Management

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 systems delivery and IT strategic planning in the automotive, healthcare and telecommunications industries.

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 for six years, and Medic-Alert Canada for two years.

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. She was recognized as a “Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada”, both in 2003, and 2004.

D. Stanley Thompson, CPA, CA

  • Whitehorse, Yukon
  • Appointed: August 2017 for 3 years
  • Member, Board of Management

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 currently a member of Financial Executives International (FEI), a leadership forum for financial executives, Chair of the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce Board, a Board and audit committee member of the Opimian Society, Canada's largest private wine club and was a former Board member at Novartis Canada.

A designated CPA/CA, Mr. Thompson also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.

 

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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