Robert Poirier, Chair

Robert Poirier, Chair

Robert Poirier holds his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and has a 25-year career in banking, investment management and technology. He is currently a financial technology executive and serves on several corporate boards including Northern Trust Company Canada, the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority, as well as chairing the board of PortsToronto. 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 where he was involved in governance practices of institutional investors and the evolution of some of Canada’s largest public sector plans.

Jan Innes

Jan Innes

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 and earned her ICD.D designation.

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 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.

Hellen Siwanowicz

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.