Hartley T. Richardson, C.M., O.M., LL.D
Chair, Advisory Committee
President & CEO, James Richardson & Sons, Limited (Manitoba)
Mr. Richardson is the seventh family President of James Richardson & Sons, Limited, a private, family-owned Canadian corporation, established in 1857 and headquartered in Winnipeg. The Firm is involved in the international grain trade and agri-foods business, real estate, energy, financial services and investments. A graduate of the University of Manitoba, he also serves as Director of GMP Capital Inc. and is a Director and Past-Chairman of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.
President & CEO, Keg Restaurants Ltd. (British Columbia)
Mr. Aisenstat is the President and CEO of the Keg Steakhouse & Bar, Canada’s premier casual dining brand, as well as of a variety of other well-known restaurants. He also contributes to a number of organizations, including Action Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation.
CEO, Obelysk Inc. (Ontario)
Mr. Bitove is the sole shareholder of Obelysk, which has major investments in the wireless, satellite radio, real estate and other businesses, and he serves as the Chairman of SiriusXM. Canada In 1993, he founded the Toronto Raptors Basketball Club. A strong believer of giving back to the community, Mr. Bitove founded S’Cool Life Fund, to support public elementary schools across Canada in the areas of DREAMS - Drama, Recreation, Extra-Curricular, Arts, Music, and Sports.
Founder & President, Killick Capital Inc. (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Before founding Killick Capital Inc., Mr. Dobbin was Chairman and CEO of Vector Aerospace Corporation, a globally-recognized aviation repair and overhaul company. Prior to Vector he was employed at CHC Helicopter Corporation, the world’s largest helicopter company – serving as Senior Vice President and then as Chair of the Board of Directors (from 2006 to 2008). He is a Board member for Killick’s investee companies, which include Plasco Energy Group, Max Arts-Athletics-Wellness, Avatas Aerospace, Verafin Inc. and Greyfirst Corporation.
Margaret Anne Fountain
Philanthropist and Art Activist (Nova Scotia)
Over the past 40 years Maggie has given her time to philanthropy, community service and volunteerism. She has been involved as a Cultural Trustee on many committees and boards raising funds to enrich our community locally, nationally and abroad. Boards include the Halifax Foundation, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Foundation for Heritage and the Arts and the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia. Current boards include NSCAD University and the National Arts Center Foundation. As well Maggie is involved with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Program in the position of Global Benefactor. Recognized as a leader in philanthropy for the arts, for which she has received numerous renowned awards, Maggie also supports health care and education.
Dr. Anil Gupta
Medical Director of Clinical Cardiology, Trillium Health Centre (Ontario)
Dr. Gupta is Staff Cardiologist at the Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga and Etobicoke. He is also a lecturer at the University of Toronto and the Chair of Continuing Medical Education for the Greater Toronto Area Community Cardiologists (GTACC). Anil Gupta has been a Council member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as well as of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS).
Carol R. Hill
Director of Communications for Harvard Developments Inc., A Hill Company (Saskatchewan)
Ms. Hill has worked as a newspaper columnist and a freelance journalist. She is the founder and current Honorary Chairperson of Canadian Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, and co-founder of Mother Teresa Middle School for underprivileged, Regina inner-city children. Ms. Hill also served on numerous national and provincial boards, such as the Max Bell Foundation, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Canadian Council of Business for the Arts.
President of HTG Sports Services
Mr. Hudson is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of HTG, Canada’s foremost logistics provider for major sporting events. He oversees strategy for each of the company’s core divisions. Peter Hudson is also President of Aurenlay Holdings, with assets in commercial, multi-unit residential, trade show facilities, condominium development and hotels. He also leads HTG’s philanthropic efforts which focus on investments in healthcare and education.
Executive Co-Chair of Sleep Country
Ms. Magee co-founded Sleep Country in 1994 and served as its President until November 2014. Ms. Magee serves on the Board of Directors of Sleep Country Canada, SiriusXM Canada, Trillium Health Partners,Woodbine Entertainment Group. Ms. Magee is a Member of the Order of Canada, University Health Network Senate recognition program, Mentoring Council of the Province of Ontario Innovation Fund, Talent Fund Advisory Committee, the Advisory Board of the Ivey School of Business, the Women’s President Organization and Covenant House Toronto, Selection & Strategy Committee. She holds an HBA (Honours) from the University of Western Ontario.
Michael E.J. Phelps, O.C., B.A., LL.B., LL.M., LLD. (Hons.)
Chairman – Dornoch Capital Inc.
Mr. Phelps, 69, is chairman and founder of Dornoch Capital, Inc., a private investment company. Prior to forming Dornoch, he served as chairman and CEO of Westcoast Energy, Inc. (a natural gas company) from 1992 to 2002, as chief financial officer from 1987 to 1989, and as a corporate development executive from 1982 to 1987. Mr. Phelps serves on the board of directors of Enbridge Inc. He also serves as a director of Vancouver General Hospital Foundation, having previously served as Chair from 2010 to 2012. Within the past five years, he also served on the boards of directors of Spectra Energy Corporation (a pipeline and midstream company acquired by Enbridge Inc.), Canadian Pacific Railway Company and Prodigy Gold Incorporated (formerly Kodiak Exploration Ltd.). He is a member of the North American Advisory Board of the London School of Economics. In 2001, Mr. Phelps was appointed as an Officer to the Order of Canada. In 2003, the Canadian government appointed Mr. Phelps as Chairman of the Wise Persons' Committee, a panel developed to review Canada's system of securities regulation. Mr. Phelps holds a B.A. in economics and history and an LL.B. from the University of Manitoba, an LL.M. from the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, and has been awarded honorary doctorates by three universities.
Philanthropist (British Columbia)
A tenured and passionate supporter of mental and physical health, Sandi sits on the CAMH Foundation Board and previously participated as a committee member of the Transforming Lives Awards and as Chair of Sales & Sponsorships for the UnMasked Campaign. Sandi’s drive and determination can be partially credited to her more than 17 years of experience in retail banking with the Bank of Montreal. Her well-rounded experience also includes acting as committee member for the David Foster Foundation Gala in 2013 and as a volunteer for the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
The Advisory Committee will be guided by Canadian film financing expert Sheila O’Gorman. She has been instrumental in securing millions of dollars in private funding for Canadian productions.
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