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 strategy, assessing and embracing risks, rolling up his sleeves to solve complex problems, and achieving excellent results for the team.
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 continued practising law as a sole practitioner until the end of 2016. He began practicing law in 1970 and his practice covered a broad range of legal disciplines, including residential and commercial real estate, mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate law, not-for-profit corporations, the privatization of several Crown corporations, aircraft leasing and mining. Since 1987, his practice 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 a Senior Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute. 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.
Louise Logan is currently the National Director for the 2020 World Congress on Safety & Health at Work, the world's largest event for the international occupational health and safety community. Louise is also President of Logan & Associates Inc., a company focused on enabling leadership, public policy, and strategy for social change.
Louise has been a successful CEO across multiple health and safety related organizations. Past positions include inaugural President & CEO of Parachute and President & CEO of the Public Services Health & Safety Association. She also held the positions of Director General of Policy and Regulation and Chief Review Officer at WorkSafeBC, and was Chair of the British Columbia Public Hearings on Environmental Tobacco Smoke.
Louise holds a Juris Doctor, a Bachelor of Arts, and is a graduate of the Executive Program at the Ivey School of Business.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
With a career spanning more than 20 years in Ontario’s prevention system, Lynn Brownell is the President and CEO of Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS).
Ms. Brownell continually seeks new ways to extend WSPS’ reach to the approximately 4 million employees working in the manufacturing, agriculture and services sectors across Ontario. Dedicated to identifying emerging areas in health and safety, she is the driving force behind WSPS’ new 3-year strategic plan, which advocates “Bringing prevention to life” for Ontario workers. Through her strong leadership of WSPS’ CEO Health + Safety Leadership Network, she has deepened the commitment of an ever-growing group of industry leaders to creating healthy workplace cultures in Canada. She has also co-led initiatives to bring health and safety to first nations’ communities through collaborations with the Nokiiwin Tribal Council and system partners.
A natural “people connector”, Lynn prioritizes building community relationships and creating value for customers. Through her work with boards of directors and industry/prevention system leaders, she has established a reputation as a strong collaborator with a passion for good governance, and a champion of research-based innovation.
Lynn resides in Flamborough, Ontario, with her husband and 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.
National Health and Safety Coordinator
Scott has more than 15 years in the labour movement and eight years' experience in Health and Safety. He represents the manufacturing sector, currently appointed to the position of Unifor National Health and Safety Coordinator at Ford of Canada. He also Co-Chairs the Ford Master Health and Safety Committee which is responsible for Safety policies, programs and training for all Ford of Canada facilities. Scott is an active member of CSA standards, sitting on a number of management standards and technical committees.