Robert Poirier, Chair

Robert Poirier, Chair

Robert Poirier holds his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a Finance and Technology executive. He further serves in the transportation sector as a board director of Metrolinx currently undertaking the largest transportation investment in Ontario’s history and in the environmental sector as chair of the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority supporting Ontario’s transition to a circular economy.  Robert was previously the Managing Director of the Alternative Investments division at State Street and served as a senior advisor to members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce from 1992 until 1999.

Amanda Walton

Amanda Walton

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. 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.  A graduate of the University of Toronto (Victoria College) with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree, she has also completed the Directors Education Program at the Rotman                                           School of Management and earned her ICD.D designation.

Darin Deschamps

Darin Deschamps

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 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.


Don McIntyre

Hellen Siwanowicz

Hellen Siwanowicz is a legal consultant specializing in business law with experience in the  areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. Before beginning her legal consultancy, Ms. Siwanowicz was a partner at McMillan LLP. She received her law degree from the University of Toronto and was named one of The Best Lawyers in Canada in 2017 and was named to The Legal 500 Canada in 2015. Ms. Siwanowicz currently serves on the Board of Directors of Catholic Crosscultural Services and Waverley Pharma Inc.  

Don McIntyre

Don McIntyre

Don McIntyre currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Nemcor Incorporated and brings to the board demonstrated expertise in retail, transportation and real estate. A licensed private pilot, Mr. McIntyre holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Schulich School of Business and has completed the Directors Education Program at the Rotman School of Management and earned his ICD.D designation.



Chris Reynolds

Chris Reynolds

Chris Reynolds is the Province of Ontario appointee to the PortsToronto Board of Directors. Currently serving as a Founder and Managing Partner of Venn Capital, Mr. Reynolds brings to the board experience as an investor, retail executive, and management consultant, having previously held roles at Hudson’s Bay Company, McKinsey & Company, OMERS Private Equity and KPMG. A Chartered Professional Accountant, Mr. Reynolds holds a Master of Management from the University of British Columbia and an undergraduate degree from Western University. Mr. Reynolds serves as an advisor to the CEO of the                                                    Gord Downie – Chanie Wenjack Fund.