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External Executive Advisers

The Ted Rogers Leadership Centre benefits enormously from the voluntary support of external business advisers who participate in the centre’s programs. Our advisers provide students with real business leadership challenges, enable students to improve their leadership competencies and through example inspire students to become leaders.

Importantly, our advisers provide an essential link between the centre and leaders in business, government, health, sport and the volunteer sector.

As well, the centre’s leadership regularly benefits from our advisers' recommendations about new initiatives that will expand and enhance the centre’s impact on students and society.

Our advisors:

  • Ilya Bahar, Managing Director, PwC Consulting, Toronto
  • Frank Bertolas, President, Owner, Carpe Diem Media, Toronto
  • Shafi Bhuiyan, Founding Academic Director/Program Manager ITMD, Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Sunni Boot, Retired CEO, ZenithOptimedia Canada, Toronto           
  • Kathryn Brownlie, Assistant Vice-President Marketing, The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
  • Ted Cadsby, Corporate Director, Consultant, best-selling author, and speaker On Complexity and Decision-Making. Former Executive Vice-President, Retail Distribution, CIBC, Toronto
  • Mark Cohen, Senior Vice-President Operations, AST Trust Company Canada, Toronto    
  • James Cowan, Macleans Managing Editor, Special Features, Toronto
  • Greg Drohan, Retired President, Church and Dwight, (Arm and Hammer) Canada; Toronto
  • Anne Fawcett, Adviser, Caldwell Partners International, Toronto
  • Taanta Gupta, Retired Vice-President of Communications, Rogers Communications, Toronto    
  • Julia Hanigsberg, President & CEO, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation, Toronto    
  • Mary-Jo Hewat, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources and Facilities, Genworth Canada, Toronto
  • George Horhota, Co-Founder, The Brockton, Toronto
  • Catherine D. Hume, Chief Executive Officer, CHF Investor Relations, Toronto
  • Ilan Jacobson, President and CEO, Firepower Capital, Toronto
  • Bruce Johnson, Executive Chairman, Visio Media Inc., Edmonton
  • Cynthia Kett, Principal, Stewart & Kett Financial Advisers Inc., Toronto
  • Marelize Konig, Senior Manager, Audit and Assurance Group, PwC, Toronto
  • Jill Kravetz, CEO, iRelaunch, Boston
  • John Lawrence, Independent Corporate Social Responsibility Adviser; Past Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Walmart Canada. Toronto
  • Peter Maddison, Founder, Xodiac Inc. Toronto
  • Joel Matlin, President and CEO, Think Protection Inc., Toronto
  • Wayne McFarlane, Executive in Residence, Toronto Metropolitan University, retired Human Capital Leader, PwC, Toronto
  • Tracey McKinley, Marketing and Publishing Consultant, Oakville
  • Jamil Mina, OpenShift Adoption Evangelist, Red Hat, Toronto


  • Pasquale (Pat) Minicucci, Executive Coach and Consultant, retired Senior Vice-President for Personal and Commercial Banking For Central, Western and Atlantic Regions, National Bank Of Canada, Toronto
  • Kerry Mitchell, President, Arlo Strategy, Toronto
  • Dennis Mock, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto
  • Kieran Murphy, Director, Learning and Development, RSM Canada, Toronto
  • Leanne Nicolle, President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto
  • Nan Oldroyd, Vice-President, Human Resources, Market and Emerging Business Divisions, Loblaw Companies Ltd., Toronto
  • Graig Orenstien, Vice-President, Corporate Development, GFL Environmental Inc, Toronto
  • Ian Orfanides, Program Director, Strategic Retail Partnerships, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto
  • Rebecca Pang, Banking Professional, RE Investor and Non-Profit Board Member, Toronto
  • Leena Patel, Principal, The Marketing Elephant
  • Lynda Polan, National HR Leader, Advisory Services, KPMG, Toronto
  • Ryan Robinet, Senior Manager, KPMG Canada, Toronto
  • Lorne Salzman, Lawyer and Consultant, Toronto
  • Amee Sandhu, CEO/ Founder & Principal Lawyer, Lex Integra Professional Corporation. Toronto
  • Shane Saunderson, Researcher, Lecturer, Schulich Executive Education Centre, Toronto 
  • Ed Scheck, Partner, Hogg, Shain & Scheck, Chartered Accountants, Toronto
  • Susan Schutta, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Revera Inc. Toronto
  • Matthew Segal, Partner, Hawthorn Equity Partners, Toronto
  • Eric Singer, Director of Product And Program Realization, Telus, Toronto
  • Ali Soheli, Managing Director, Process Engineering and Strategy, Business Financing, BMO Financial Group, Toronto
  • Elizabeth Sullivan, Director of Pricing, Scotiabank, Toronto
  • Christa C. Wessel,  Senior Adviser, Reputation, Culture and Ethics, The Change Alliance, Toronto.
  • Faisal Yousef, Associate Vice-President, TD Bank, Toronto