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Winning Governance

Guest host, Eliza Riego, talks with judges from the Excellence in Governance Awards, an annual event presented by the Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC). Lynn Beauregard, president of GPC, along with Geoff Creighton, Blackrock Canada, and Catherine Gordon, SimpleLogic, discuss good governance and how judges assess  governance practices.

Judging Panel

The Excellence in Governance Awards jury panel is composed of seasoned and well-respected governance thought leaders from across Canada. GPC has carefully selected the judges to ensure representation from all aspects of the governance community including shareholder representatives, regulatory experts, leading academics and practitioners.

Geoffrey D. Creighton (Chair of Judging Panel)
CEO, In-house Counsel Worldwide,
and Member, BlackRock Canada IRC

Gigi Dawe
Director, Corporate Oversight and Governance, CPA Canada 

Sylvia Groves,
President and Creative Director,
Governance Studio

Paul Schneider

Head of Corporate Governance, Public Equities,Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan 

Catherine Gordon
President and Founder
SimpleLogic Inc.

Matt Fullbrook,

Manager,  Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness

Elizabeth Watson
, QC,
Founder and President, Watson Inc.

For EGA inquiries, please contact:

Letricia Fullerton
Manager, Administration, Education & Special Projects
416-921-5449 ext. 313

Peter Dey, (Honourary Judge)
Chairman, Paradigm Capital Inc.

Shortlist Judges

GPC would like to acknowledge the contribution of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) to the short listing judging for the Excellence in Governance Awards.
  • Alena Thouin, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer, Alterna Savings and Bank
  • Denis Lavoie, LL.B., D.E.S.S., JEA.C., Director, Risks, Insurance and Claims, VIA Rail Canada Inc.
  • Coro Strandberg, President, Strandberg Consulting
  • Jamie Patterson, Lawyer, SaskTel;
  • Wendy King, Vice President, Legal, Risk & Governance, Capstone Mining Corp.;
  • Leanne Hull, Senior Counsel, Bank of Montreal

  • Neil Puddicombe, Associate General Counsel and Director of Subsidiary Governance, Legal, Corporate & Compliance Group, BMO Financial Group
  • Stephen Rotstein, Vice-President, Policy & Regulatory Affairs & General Counsel, Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC)
  • Terri Uhrich, General Counsel, Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan

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