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Winning Governance

Guest host, Eliza Riego, talks with judges from the Excellence in Governance Awards, an annual event presented by the Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC). Lynn Beauregard, president of GPC, along with Geoff Creighton, Blackrock Canada, and Catherine Gordon, SimpleLogic, discuss good governance and how judges assess  governance practices.

Judging Panel

The Excellence in Governance Awards jury panel is composed of seasoned and well-respected governance thought leaders from across Canada. GPC has carefully selected the judges to ensure representation from all aspects of the governance community including shareholder representatives, regulatory experts, leading academics and practitioners.

Geoffrey D. Creighton (Chair of Judging Panel)
CEO, In-house Counsel Worldwide,
and Member, BlackRock Canada IRC

Gigi Dawe
Director, Corporate Oversight and Governance, CPA Canada 

Sylvia Groves,
President and Creative Director,
Governance Studio

Paul Schneider

Head of Corporate Governance, Public Equities,Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan 

Matt Fullbrook,

Manager,  Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness

Neil Puddicombe
Associate General Counsel, Bank Board Governance & Assistant Corporate Secretary,
BMO Financial Group

Elizabeth Watson
, QC,
Founder and President, Watson Inc.

For EGA inquiries, please contact:

Letricia Fullerton
Manager, Administration, Education & Special Projects
416-921-5449 ext. 313

Peter Dey, (Honourary Judge)
Chairman, Paradigm Capital Inc.

Shortlist Judges

GPC would like to acknowledge the contribution of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) to the short listing judging for the Excellence in Governance Awards.

  • Leanne Hull, Associate General Counsel and Director of Employment, Pension and Compensation Law, Legal & Regulatory Compliance, BMO Financial Group
  • Wendy King, Senior Vice President, Risk, ESG, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Capstone Mining Corp.
  • Denis Lavoie, Senior Director, Commercial and Legal Affairs, High Frequency Train, VIA Rail Canada Inc.
  • Jamie Patterson, Associate Corporate Counsel, SaskTel
  • Stephen Rotstein, Director, Ontario Securities Commission, Global and Domestic Affairs Branch
  • Coro Strandberg, President, Strandberg Consulting Inc.
  • Alena Thouin, Director, CU/Prudential, Financial Regulatory Authority of Ontario
  • Terri Uhrich, Senior Counsel, Affinity Credit Union

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