Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) Announces New Board

The Governance Professionals of Canada is pleased to announce the new GPC Board elected at its recent annual meeting on August 21, 2022, at the 24th annual GPC Corporate Governance Conference in Kelowna, BC.

Continuing board members, re-elected at the Annual Meeting, are:

  • Nicholas Cheung, Senior Consultant and Head of Privacy Training, The Privacy Pro
  • Horacio Galanti, Director of Operations
  • Terry Knee, Corporate Secretary, Governance and Compliance, FPInnovations
  • Arne Gulstene, Regional Head -TSX Company Services
  • Carlton Mathias, Vice President Law, ESG and Corporate Secretary, Ontario Power Generation (OPG)
  • Christine Thomas, Vice-President, Governance, Risk & Compliance & Legal Counsel, Canadian Medical Association
  • Colleen Ouellette, Deputy Secretary and Director Corporate Secretariat, Export Development Canada

The addition of three new members this year, rounds out the board's skills set, expertise, sector and national representation. New directors are:

  • Suzanne Anton, Vice-President, Strategy, Praxis Consulting
  • Richard Barber, Chief Client Officer, Bridgepoint Financial Services Inc.
  • Annie Laurenson, Director, Governance and Corporate Secretary, Lundin Mining Corporation

GPC would like to express its gratitude to Carmel Bellamy, Sheldon Stener (past Secretary), Misti Christensen (past Chair) and Sally Maziarz (past Chair) as they step down from the Board, for their valuable contributions to the board over these past few years.

As GPC continues to grow and forge ahead with key strategic initiatives such as enhanced membership value, a stronger focus on local engagement, the evolution of the GPC Education Program (GPC-EP) and professional development offerings, GPC is delighted to have a committed and diverse Board to support and oversee its activities in the coming year.


Lynn Beauregard, President
Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC)

The Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) was created in 1994, shortly after the Dey Report was published by the TSX on ‘Where Are the Directors’. GPC‘s mandate is to be the voice of governance professionals in Canada. Its members deal with all matters affecting corporate governance, from board and committee processes, management and structure, disclosure, stakeholder engagement, legal and corporate compliance, as well as issues crucial to boards, their accountability and oversight.