Robert Poirier, Chair
Robert Poirier has a 25-year career in banking. He is currently head of Canadian technology for European banks, a financial industry innovation advisor to Xerox Canada, a director of Northern Trust Company Canada and several private companies. Robert was previously the Managing Director of the Alternative Investments division at State Street. Robert also served in senior positions with some of Canada's largest firms and as a senior advisor to members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce from 1992 until 1999 where he was involved in the abolition of Canada’s foreign property rule, governance practices of institutional investors and the evolution of some of Canada’s largest public sector plans.
Jeremy Adams holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the Western University. He has worked in various communications and policy roles for both the public and private sector, assuming progressively more senior positions over the past 20 years. He has provided advice to clients on a range of topics, including economic and health policy, and government-stakeholder relations. Mr. Adams is experienced in project management, regulatory affairs, and compliance risk management. He also currently serves on the Board of Governors at Western University.
Jan Innes is the appointee from the Province of Ontario. Ms. Innes was formerly Vice President, Public Affairs for Rogers Communications and possesses more than 25 years of private and public sector communications experience. She has served on a number of non-profit boards including the Toronto International Film Festival and the Writers Trust of Canada. Ms. Innes holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and has completed the Directors Education Program at the Rotman School of Management.
Sean L. Morley
Sean L. Morley brings with him experience in law, policy development and public infrastructure. During nearly four years as senior policy advisor in the Government of Canada, Mr. Morley provided strategic and policy advice on the content and implementation of government initiatives and legislation to the Minister of Education and Training, and to the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. Mr. Morley is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Amanda Walton is the City of Toronto appointee. Currently an independent communications consultant, Ms. Walton is a former Senior Vice President and Partner of a leading Toronto communications and public affairs firm and has more than 25 years of experience in communications strategy and public policy analysis. A graduate of the University of Toronto (Victoria College) with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree, in the past Ms. Walton has served as a Governor of Crescent School, President of the Albany Club of Toronto, a member of the Board of Directors of Ontario Place and a Director of the Canadian National Exhibition Association.
G. Mark Curry
Mark Curry is Chairman of Revmar Inc., an investment consulting firm located in Toronto. Mr. Curry has wide experience in investment consulting in Toronto and New York. He has previously served as a director of public companies and is currently a director of several Canadian private investment companies. Mr. Curry holds a Bachelor of Arts & Economics degree from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario, Ivey School of Business.
Darin Deschamps is the federal Minister of Transport’s appointee to the Board of Directors. With over 25 years of experience in investment banking, Mr. Deschamps is currently Co-Head of Wells Fargo Securities Canada, Ltd. and Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets Canada for Wells Fargo Securities. He holds a Masters of Business Administration (distinction) from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, an Honors Business Administration degree (gold medallist) from the Ivey Business School at Western University and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D). He continues to serve on the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Ivey Business School.