Program Advisory Council


Aazam Bhimji

Senior Brand Manager, Dyson

Allister Byrne

Former President & CEO, Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CICBV) retired

Andre Plaut

Founder, Human Machine

Andree Laforge photo

Andrée Laforge

CHRP, SWP (Strategic Workforce Planner)

Anick Fortin-Cousens photo

Anick Fortin-Cousens

CIPP/C, Vice President Of Privacy, Ceridian

Arjun Asokakumar photo

Arjun Asokakumar


Brian Weiner

Vice President and Head of Product, Visa Canada

Carla Spina photo

Carla Spina

Cindy Bush photo

Cindy Bush

M.Ed. Chief Human Resources Officer, TMX Group

Cindy Zarnett photo

Cindy Zarnett

CHRL. Founder, Squaredots

Derek Tang photo

Derek Tang

Director, Insurance Risk Management, OPG

Dinesh Garbharran photo

Dinesh Garbharran

VP, Risk Management, TD Insurance Risk

Drew Stewart

Head, Capital Markets & Product Operations Accounting, BMO

Dwayne Conrod photo

Dwayne Conrod

MHRM, BA. Director, Human Resources, Enbridge

Edward Jonasson

CFO, Xagenic Inc

Faith Tull photo

Faith Tull

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Randstad Canada

Farhan Tahir

Vice President of Product Management, Salesforce

Fiona Gardner

MHRM, CHRL. Vice President, Human Resources Opseu Pension Trust

Garvin Deokiesingh

Vice President, Audit and Enterprise Risk, AGF

Grant McEwen

CPA, CA, SVP & CFO, Chubb Insurance

Guinevere A Orvis

VP, Products, Postmedia

James Thomas

Senior Product Manager, Shopify

Joanna Drakakis photo

Joanna Drakakis


Jonmichael Moy

Associate Vice President of Product Services, Canadian Tire Corporation

Julie Giraldi photo

Julie Giraldi

CHRE, ICD.D. Chief Human Resources Officer CAAT Pension Plan

Katherine Chong

Co-Founder, Director Of Products, OneClass

Mark Carbonelli photo

Mark Carbonelli

MBA, MIR, BA. Chief Human Resources Officer, Dentalcorp Canada

Maurizio Bevilacqua

Maurizio Bevilacqua

Mayor, City of Vaughan

Michael Galin

Director, Risk Management, Telus

Mike Soegtrop photo

Mike Soegtrop

Director, Crisis Management, Global Information Risk Management, Manulife

Nadine Petsche photo

Nadine Petsche

MBA, CPA, CA. Director, Accounting Policy and Financial Reporting, Office of the Provincial Controller Division, Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat

Rob Catalano photo

Rob Catalano

Susan Wolcott

Thought Leader for CPA Canada, Accounting Instructor, and Independent Scholar

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Tanya Piazza-Hughes

Principal, Sr. HR Manager, HOK

Tara Lenaghan

MBA, FICB Head, Global Learning & Development Operations, KPMG International

Tina Gardiner photo

Tina Gardiner

Manager, Risk Management Services, The regional municipality of york

Tom Kofman

CA, CPA, Chairman, M Partners Inc

Data, Information & Technology

Adarsha Datta photo

Adarsha Datta

Digital Transformation Specialist, Microsoft

Ajinkya Kulkarni


Alexandru Gogan photo

Alexandru Gogan

BEng., MSc, MBET. Director of Engineering, Sherpa

Alisa Acosta photo

Alisa Acosta

BSc, BEd, MA, PhD. Director of Education, Blockchain Research Institute

Aly Kassam photo

Aly Kassam

MBA, BSc. Director of Product, OneLedger Technologies Inc.

Arif Hameed photo

Arif Hameed

Senior Director Client Security, Equifax

Boris Kralj

Chief Information and Analytics Officer, Ontario Medical Association

Brent Fagan

Consultant, Data & Analytics, KPMG

Chris Russell

Chief Information Security Officer at York University

Christian Gravel photo

Christian Gravel

Co-Founder and CEO, Intellect Dynamics

Christopher Russel

Director, ICT Infrastructure & Information Security Officer, York University

Cristina Onose photo

Cristina Onosé

MA, CIPP.C, CIPM, Lead, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Privacy Advocacy & Thought Leadership, PWC Canada

Danny Mistry photo

Danny Mistry

Director of Devops and Tooling, IGM Technology