Board of Directors
Chris Young recently retired as Vice President, Hydroelectric and Thermal Projects at Ontario Power Generation (OPG), and is a member of the Board of Directors of Portlands Energy Centre. At OPG, Dr. Young is responsible for the execution of major hydroelectric and thermal generation projects. His current project portfolio includes the construction of a new tunnel to supply additional water to OPG’s Niagara Falls generating stations, the construction of six new hydroelectric units in North Eastern Ontario, and the conversion of the Atikokan Generating station from coal to biomass fuel. Chris Young has a diverse background in the electricity generation business with Ontario Hydro and its successor OPG. His experience spans the nuclear generation, hydroelectric generation, thermal generation, corporate finance, energy markets and business development areas. Dr. Young holds a degree in electrical engineering from University of New Brunswick, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo.
The Osborne Group
Eric started his public service career with the Province of Manitoba, and over the past 15 years, has been a senior executive with Ontario Hydro, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) and was most recently VP Human Resources and Organizational Development at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Responsibilities have encompassed finance, human resources, labour relations, health and safety, corporate services and information technology. He is currently a principal with The Osborne Group consulting firm providing interim management and consulting services to not-for profit organizations and the public sector. Eric has a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Queen's, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors and Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto course on Governance Essentials for Directors of Not-For-Profit Organizations.
George J. R. McClean
President, National Tire Distributors
Twenty years of progressive Canadian and global experience as an Executive Leadership Team Member, General Manager, P&L Leader, General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, M&A Leader, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Corporate Social Responsibility Leader, Health and Safety Leader, Professional Accountant, Board Member, Finance Committee Chair, Chief Privacy Officer, and Sales Leader. At two Fortune 500 Companies, George leads geographically dispersed teams up to 800 in areas as diverse as consumer goods, B2C, B2B, industrial distribution, services, automotive, fleet, internet/ecommerce, telecommunications, and health and safety. He successfully negotiated, closed and integrated 33 Canadian and international M&A transactions valued at over $12B, and negotiated, closed and executed 20 major international corporate sponsorships, including two Olympic and Paralympic Games. George also led a $3B sales organization and an operations and corporate sales P&L of over $500M. He has a passion for leading organizations, building inclusive teams; coaching, mentoring and advancing careers for talented people. He acts with integrity and is dedicated to making a difference in the community. His strengths include developing and executing; developing and executing strategy, assessing and embracing risks, rolling up his sleeves to solve complex problems, and achieving excellent results for the team.
National Health and Safety Coordinator
With more than 20 years of experience in health and safety, Jamie represents labour in the manufacturing and technology sector, currently holding the position of UNIFOR National Health and Safety Coordinator. He is also co-chair of the UNIFOR Chrysler National Joint Health & Safety Committee, and is responsible for setting direction for health and safety policies, and procedures for the 16,000 workers in Chrysler and Mopar Canadian facilities-a responsibility that requires him to monitor the performance of all corporate initiatives. Jamie has been sitting on the local advisory committee for the Windsor Occupational Health Clinic for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) since 2007, and is an active participant in many Canadian Standards Association technical committees.
Janet is an accomplished senior technology and operations executive with global experience in medium to large companies. Most recently, she held the position of VP Operations & Technology at Advantage Group International, enabling explosive global expansion, where she also sat as a Director of the Board. With broad experience in banking, securities, consulting, B2B relationship management, market research, technology and digital products, Janet has transformed organizations by inspiring high performance teams, in keeping with her conviction that motivated human capital is a company’s greatest asset. Janet has more than 15 years' experience as a corporate and non-profit Board director in companies of diverse size and type, including a role as Board chair. A passionate champion of literacy, Janet is a tutor for the "Beat the Street" program at Frontier College. She mentors in the Cherie Blair Foundation Women in Business Mentorship program, supporting women from around the world to become economically independent contributors to their communities. Janet attained a B.Sc. and a MBA in Management Science from McGill University. She also holds the internationally recognized Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation.
Jon is a retired partner of Goodmans LLP and currently practices law as a sole practitioner. He began practicing law over 40 years ago and his practice has covered a broad range of legal disciplines, including residential and commercial real estate, mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate law, the privatization of several Crown corporations and aircraft leasing. Since 1987, his practice has focused on international trade. He was a legal advisor to the Canadian Government during the negotiation of both the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and NAFTA and he has advised both governments and private sector clients respecting matters arising out of both NAFTA and the World Trade Organization. He has written several books and numerous articles on international trade law and has lectured extensively on international trade matters. He is the Honorary Consul General of Iceland in Toronto. He is married to Dr. Patricia Johnson and they have two sons and four grandchildren.
Assistant Deputy Minister at the Department of National Defence
On June 22, 2015, Mr. Kin Choi was appointed as ADM(HR-Civ). Prior to joining DND, Mr. Choi was Assistant Deputy Minister of Compliance, Operations and Program Development, Labour Program, at Employment and Social Development Canada. Mr. Choi is responsible for the administration of Workplace Health and Safety, Labour Standards, Workplace Equity, Wage Earner Protection and Federal Workers' Compensation programs. In addition, Mr. Choi serves as the Chairperson of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety's (CCOHS) Tri-Partite Council of Governors. Mr. Choi takes great pride in contributing to making Canadian workplaces safe, healthy and inclusive.
Mr. Choi's distinguished career in the public service began in 1992. Prior to joining the Labour Program, Mr. Choi was Senior Advisor at the Privy Council Office (PCO), Administrative Services Review. He served as ADM, Corporate Services Branch, at Health Canada between 2007-2012. Mr. Choi is a graduate of the Government of Canada's Advanced Leadership Program and the Accelerated Executive Development Program for senior government executives. In 2011, Mr. Choi completed an Executive Certificate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Choi holds a Masters degree in Public Administration and a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Manitoba. He was born in Hong Kong and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
Lynn has over 20 years of experience working in Ontario’s health and safety prevention system. She has forged strong relationships and has collaborated with many individuals and organizations in the system on projects and initiatives aimed at making Ontario workplaces healthier and safer.
She has overseen the development and launch of many transformative strategies and resources at WSPS, including an internal portal which facilitates organization-wide learning and collaboration, and the design and implementation of a governance strategy that has enhanced the efficiency and effectiveness of WSPS’s work with its Board of Directors. She has streamlined business and strategic planning activities, and is currently sponsoring a project team that is transforming the way that the organization helps customers grow their businesses by creating healthy and safe workplaces.
She is a mentor and collaborator with a natural ability to tap into the unique skill sets of individuals and teams to achieve results. She is committed to learning and sharing knowledge and is in the process of obtaining her BA in Economics from the University of Waterloo.
Lynn resides in Flamborough, Ontario with her husband of 28 years and her two sons.
M. Matichuk & Associates
Marianne has over 30 years of health and safety and management experience in several roles including the former Mayor of the City of Greater Sudbury. In her leadership roles as the Mayor, and the former Health and Safety Manager of the City of Greater Sudbury and Safety Supervisor at Vale, she worked with key partners and developed strategies to implement change that brought large diverse groups of individuals together, resulting in a proactive culture with an exemplary safety performance. Marianne is a business graduate from Cambrian College, holds CRSP, CHSC designations, is a Certified Nutrition Manager, and is workplace specific certified in Manufacturing, Mining, Construction, Healthcare, Municipal, as well as Common Core Mining Surface Operations designation from the Ministry of Colleges, Training and Universities.
Her integrity and balanced leadership led her to continuing her inspirational work in health and safety as the Principal Consultant of M. Matichuk & Associates. She currently is the Co-Chair of Sustainability and a member of the Center for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) board. In addition to Marianne's passion for occupational health and safety, she is Vice President Communications of the Business & Professional Women Greater Sudbury, and a board member of the Sudbury Manitoulin Children's Foundation. For her work, Marianne has received the Leadership Award of Merit from Health and Safety Ontario and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for her service to Greater Sudbury and to all of Canada.
Mr. Tice has been an active corporate director, educator and advocate for governance excellence for the past 10 years. His previous board appointments include NAV CANADA, a global leader in air navigation safety, technology and operational practices, as well as Educators Financial Group and Bay Area Health Trust. He is a financial expert under securities regulations and has extensive audit committee service, most recently as chair with two large federal crown agencies: the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Mr. Tice is active in corporate governance education, graduating in the inaugural class of the Directors College in 2004 and serving as a member of its faculty since 2006. He also provides corporate governance training to NFP and other boards and groups in Canada and elsewhere, where he focuses primarily on financial oversight and the board's role in strategy and risk. His executive career as a CFO spanned 20 years and was directed primarily at creating sustainable long term viability for distressed organizations in a range of industries - automotive, aviation, retail/wholesale and technology - where he enjoyed considerable success.
Director Taxation and Government Relations
E.I. DuPont Canada Company.
Rashpal focuses on providing strategic leadership to DuPont while managing both finance and government relations teams. As a CMA with over 15 years of finance experience, Rashpal has worked for MDS Inc., Rand A Technology Corporation and Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. Rashpal has successfully negotiated asset acquisitions and divestitures, CRA large case audits, which focused on corporate tax, international tax, GST, tax avoidance, and partnerships and implemented corporate reorganizations. Rashpal also holds seats on committees for the following organizations: Chemical Industry Association of Canada, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Energy Policy Institute of Canada and Tax Executive Institute. Rashpal holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University and is a member in good standing with Certified Management Accountants of Ontario.
Senior Director Health and Safety, Operations and Maintenance
Ryan Fabi, C.R.S.P, has worked in the health and safety industry for the past 14 years. Ryan managed the national health and safety programs for G.N., Johnston Equipment Ltd., Rogers Communications Inc. and a global program for Husky Injection Molding Systems Inc. which also included environment, product safety and wellness. During his time with Rogers, Ryan was a board member with the Electrical Utilities Safety Association from 2005 to 2008. Prior to joining SNC Lavalin, Ryan was the Associate Vice President of Health and Safety with Sears Canada where he managed seven health and safety professionals nationally. Ryan graduated from Brock University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies and was a member of the Varsity Basketball Team for four years. Ryan currently resides in Toronto, Ontario and enjoys spending time with his family and training for Ironman competitions.