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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 Business Advisers:

Ilya Bahar, Managing Director, PwC Consulting, Toronto

Frank Bertolas, President, Owner, Carpe Diem Media, Toronto

Shafi Bhuiyan, Founding Academic Director/Program Manager ITMD, Ryerson 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, Ryerson 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, Ryerson 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

Our Program Fellows

The Ted Rogers Leadership Centre is anchored by a group of Senior Fellows who play a central role in the Centre’s research and educational activities.