The Toronto Conversation on Board Diversity

Leading the Way to Diverse & Gender-Balanced Boards

Each two-hour City/State Conversation includes a VIP Panel Session followed by a one-hour Strategic Networking Session with a Director Coach.

Toronto Chairs
Sarah Robson

Sarah Robson

President & CEO Marsh Canada
sarah.robson@marsh.com

Sarah Robson

Sarah Robson

President & CEO Marsh Canada
sarah.robson@marsh.com
Moderator & VIP Keynote Panelists

Jennifer Tory

Corporate Director — BCE

Jennifer Tory is a corporate director for BCE, Canada’s largest communications company. Prior to her retirement in December 2019, she was Chief Administrative Officer of RBC where she held responsibility for Brand, Marketing, Citizenship & Communications, Procurement and Real Estate functions globally. Prior to this role, she was Group Head, Personal & Commercial Banking, leading RBC’s retail and commercial customer businesses and operations in Canada and the Caribbean from 2014-2017.
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Corporate Boards: BCE

Andrew MacDougall

Partner — Osler

Andrew is a recognized expert in corporate governance, executive compensation and shareholder activist matters. He leads the Osler corporate governance practice, advising on director duties, director and officer insurance and indemnification, stakeholder engagement, disclosure and other governance matters. He is an ICD.D member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and serves on the Ontario Chapter Executive of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
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Pauline Alimchandani

Chief Financial Officer — Northland Power

Pauline manages and oversees a large global team across several key functions across the organization including: corporate finance, capital markets, financial planning & analysis, project finance, development finance, treasury, risk management, information technology, tax strategy & planning, financial reporting, investor relations and sustainability. She serves as Chair of both the Investment Committee and ESG Steering Committee. She currently serves on the boards of the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation and Dream Impact Trust.
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Corporate Boards: Michael Garron Hospital Foundation and Dream Impact Trust.

Sarah Robson

President & CEO — Marsh Canada

Sarah Robson is President and CEO of Marsh Canada Country Corporate Officer for Marsh McLennan in Canada. She is a graduate of the Directors’ Education Program at the Rotman School of Management, sponsored by the Institute of Corporate Directors at the University of Toronto. She designed and facilitated the D&O Insurance & Indemnification module at Rotman for nine years.
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Director Coaches
Corporate Boards:
Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund, Next Resources
Corporate Boards:
Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund, Next Resources

Daniella Dimitrov

Chief Financial Officer — IAMGOLD Corporation

Corporate Boards:
MAG Silver Corp., Ontario Power Generation
Corporate Boards:
MAG Silver Corp., Ontario Power Generation

Selma Lussenburg

Board Member — MAG Silver Corp.

Jennifer Hirshfeld

Co-Lead, Financial Officer Practice — Spencer Stuart

Corporate Boards:
Canada Infrastructure Bank, Ontario Securities Commission
Corporate Boards:
Canada Infrastructure Bank, Ontario Securities Commission

Poonam Puri

Co-founder and Director, Osgoode Investor Protection Clinic and Professor — Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Corporate Boards:
TAAL Distributed Information Technologies, Khiron Life Sciences Corp.
Corporate Boards:
TAAL Distributed Information Technologies, Khiron Life Sciences Corp.

Deborah Rosati

Founder & CEO — Women Get on Board Inc.

Leadership Committee

Robyn Campbell

Senior Vice President, Claims Solutions Marsh Canada

Robyn Campbell

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Lexie Kindbom

Chief Client Officer Marsh Canada

Lexie Kindbom

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Julia McGillis

Managing Director Marsh McLennan

Julia McGillis

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Carolyn Oliver

Managing Director, FINPRO Marsh Canada

Carolyn Oliver

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Colleen Vecsi

Global Head of Internal Communications Marsh

Colleen Vecsi

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Global Sponsors
City/State Sponsors
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