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Christine Thomas

Vice-President, Subsidiary Investments and Legal Counsel

Canadian Medical Association

Ottawa, ON

Director Since: 2018

Christine has an extensive background in legal services and corporate governance, having provided legal and governance advice to not-for-profit entities, privately held corporations, financial institutions as well as private foundations, both in private practice and in-house. In her current role, she is responsible for providing legal and governance leadership to the Canadian Medical Association’s (CMA) subsidiaries, as well as the CMA Foundation, the charitable arm of the CMA. Prior to this position she most recently served as Associate Vice-President, Legal and Governance at MD Financial, a financial services company dedicated to providing financial services to physicians and their families across Canada. Each of these roles has involved creativity and innovation in establishing effective governance frameworks for a complex enterprise. Christine is a graduate of University of Ottawa, receiving her LL.B. in 1995 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1996. She is a strong believer in giving back to her communities and has served in various capacities on a number of volunteer and not-for-profit boards in both her personal and professional communities, including as a mentor for in-house counsel lawyers and a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (Ontario Section). She is currently completing the Governance Professionals of Canada Education Program (GPC.D).

Christine has been a proud member of the Board of Directors of GPC since 2018. She is currently a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee, is a past Chair of that Committee as well as the Advocacy & Practice Committee, and is currently serving as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors.

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