Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee
Hartley T. Richardson, C.M., O.M., LL.D

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.

David Aisenstat

David Aisenstat

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.

John Bitove

John Bitove

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.

Mark Dobbin

Mark Dobbin

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

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

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

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.

Christine Magee

Christine Magee

Executive Co-Chair of Sleep Country
(Ontario)

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.

Sandi Treliving

Sandi Treliving

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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