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Carole Beaulieu, Chair

Toronto, Ontario

Carole Beaulieu is an innovative leader with significant expertise in corporate governance, strategic management, marketing, design thinking and public affairs. Through her work, she has acquired a profound understanding of the public, private, media and creative sectors, and their impact on Canada’s cultural industries.

From 2015 to 2021, Carole was Chair of the Board of Directors for Groupe Média TFO — a top-ranked Ontario agency and media company providing award-winning educational and cultural content on television and on digital platforms. In addition, she has been Vice-President of Advancement at OCAD University, Chief of Staff to the Minister of Culture and Francophone Affairs in Ontario, and Head of Marketing and Development at Canada’s National Ballet School.

Carole is a graduate of Laurentian University, les Hautes Études Commerciales, and the Rotman School of Management’s Directors Education Program. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum and the Institute of Corporate Directors and has an ICD.D designation.

Executive Committee Chair
Audit Committee member
Development Committee member
Finance Committee member
Governance and Human Resources Committee member
Canadian War Museum Committee member

Narmin Ismail-Teja, Vice-Chair

Calgary, Alberta

Narmin Ismail-Teja is a Principal at impact@work Inc. Since 1992, she has provided advisory services, training and facilitation, bringing a high degree of skill, motivation and commitment to the delivery of effective programs at the local, national and international levels. Her work encompasses strategic leadership, team development, staff engagement and more, often incorporating theatre techniques, simulations and participatory learning to offer high-impact education that is both engaging and interactive.

She is also dedicated to her community, and currently serves on the boards of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council and Theatre Calgary. In addition, she is Chair of the Board of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, a member of the Calgary Foundation Impact Investment Committee, and a Senator at the University of Calgary. She was appointed Vice-Chair of the Board of the Canadian Museum of History in July 2021, after having served as a Trustee since January 2019.

Narmin recently completed her term as a Board member and Chair with YMCA Calgary. In the past, she has also worked with the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance in Switzerland, the Famous 5 Foundation, Vertigo Theatre, and various Calgary-based organizations.

Executive Committee member
Audit Committee member
Development Committee member
Finance Committee member
Governance and Human Resources Committee member
Canadian War Museum Committee member

Andrea T. Bobkowicz, Trustee

Westmount, Quebec

Andrea Bobkowicz is an Investment Advisor with National Bank Financial, Private Wealth Management, and previously worked in Global Institutional Equity Sales at RBC Dominion Securities in New York City. She has business experience in South Africa, Australia and Latin America, and is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Her community volunteer work has included leadership roles with the Foundation of Catholic Community Services, Camp Kinkora, and the St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal. In addition, she has served as a member of several major professional and policy-shaping organizations, including the Canadian Council for the Americas, the Canadian Society of New York, the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs, Women in Capital Markets, and the Financial Women’s Association of New York.

Andrea is proud to mentor the next generation through the National Bank Women’s Symposium, aimed at young women seeking careers in the finance sector, and through the Ken Woods Portfolio Management Program at the John Molson School of Business. She was named Investment Advisor of the Year in 2016, received the Social Commitment Award of Excellence in 2018, and was named Finance Monthly Wealth Management Advisor of the Year 2019 – Canada.

Executive Committee member
Audit Committee member
Development Committee member
Finance Committee Chair

Jean Giguère, C.M, Trustee

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Jean Giguère is a founding member of Culture Days, which is aimed at making culture a daily habit among Canadians. She was Vice-Chair of the Culture Days National Board, as well as founder and past-Chair of Culture Days Manitoba. In addition to serving as Director of the organization Business / Arts, she is a former Chair of the Board of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and still holds the position of Chair Emeritus.

Jean has extensive experience in board governance, fundraising and strategic planning. Following five years on the Canadian Arts Summit Steering Committee, she chaired the 2009 Summit in Montréal. For the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, she has been Vice-President responsible for fundraising and sponsorship, and Chair of Special Events, and is currently a member of its Advisory Board. In addition, she is a founding member of the Winnipeg Theatre Awards and sits on its Advisory Council. She also serves on the Board of Q Dance, an international ballet company based in Winnipeg. Jean joined the Board of the Canadian Museum of History in 2014 and served as Interim Chair from September 2020 to May 2021.

Jean was the inaugural winner of the Winnipeg Art Council’s Making a Difference Award and has received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2014, she was honoured with the Ramon John Hnatyshyn (RJH) Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts. She is a Member of the Order of Canada.

Executive Committee member
Development Committee Chair
Governance and Human Resources Committee member

Amanda Kingsley Malo, Trustee

Sudbury, Ontario

Amanda Kingsley Malo is a French Immersion teacher and community organizer. She has a B.A. in History from the University of Ottawa, as well as a Bachelor of Education from Laurentian University. She is currently working toward a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy with the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Amanda specializes in early childhood education and inquiry-based learning. Her community service includes involvement in numerous local organizations — as a volunteer tutor for Syrian refugees, a mentor for tween and teenage girls learning entrepreneurial and leadership skills through AmbiSHEous, an organizer for Sudbury’s first Women’s March, and a Board member for the Art Gallery of Sudbury. In recognition of her efforts, Amanda was a Samara Everyday Political Citizen nominee, and a winner of CBC’s #WeAretheChange contest during Canada150, which highlighted innovative community changemakers across the country.

Amanda was also the subject of a CBC documentary about the beginnings of PoliticsNOW and is the recipient of a Laurentian Alumni Trailblazer Award, a Greater Sudbury 40 Under 40 Award, and a Business and Professional Women (Greater Sudbury) Rachel Proulx Memorial Award.

Governance and Human Resources Committee member
Canadian War Museum Committee member

Alex MacBeath, Trustee

Murray Harbor, Prince Edward Island

Alex MacBeath has a B.Sc. from the University of Prince Edward Island and an M.B.A. from Dalhousie University. He is a member of the Canadian, Ontario and Prince Edward Island Institutes of Chartered Accountants, and was made a Fellow in 2003. He holds his ICD.D designation through the Rotman School of Management and has completed Executive Education Programs at Harvard Business School, Oxford University and the Kellogg School of Management.

Alex was with Grant Thornton LLP for 35 years, 26 of those as partner. He was CEO and Executive Partner from 2001 to 2008. From 2008 until his retirement in 2012, he was Global Leader, Markets, and Regional Leader, Asia Pacific, at Grant Thornton International. He has extensive experience in business strategy, risk management, national and international markets, and change management in large and complex organizations.

Alex is currently the Founder and Managing Partner of Island Capital Partners, a seed venture capital fund, and Executive Director at PEI Bridge. He is Chair of Sentry Water Monitoring Inc., Regen Wastewater Technologies Inc., and of the Wallace McCain Institute, and serves on the boards of Crosby Molasses Inc. and the Linkletter Group of Companies. Other current board appointments include the University of Prince Edward Island, the National Angel Capital Foundation, the MedicAlert Foundation of Canada, and the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Audit Committee Chair
Finance Committee member

Dr. Rodney Nelson, C.Dir, PAED, CAPA, Trustee

Ottawa, Ontario

Rodney Nelson is an advocate for sustainable economic development within Indigenous communities worldwide. He is a professor of International Business at Carleton University, where he teaches ethics, governance and international relations. He is also the current CEO and Principal of Governance for the Global Governance Group.

Rodney has a Ph.D. in Indigenous/Canadian Studies through Carleton University and Trent University. He holds a Master’s degree in Medical and Corporate Anthropology, and Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Anthropology. He has Chartered Director certification from the Directors College at McMaster’s Degroote School of Business and is a Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer (PAED) and Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (CAPA).

Rodney is a corporate anthropologist with more than 30 years of experience working with both the public and private sectors. His interests include board governance, economic development, education, ethics, traditional knowledge and Indigenous relations. He also sits on the Board of the Indigenous Culture and Media Innovations Group and is past-Chair of the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association. He was also Chair of the Pandemic Preparedness Working Group for Canadian Businesses, and a member of the Deputy Minister of Health’s Private Sector Working Group on Pandemics.

Rodney has presented to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and has represented Canada at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum on national pandemic planning.

Executive Committee member
Audit Committee member
Governance and Human Resources Committee Chair
Canadian War Museum Committee member

Jennifer Pereira, Q.C., Trustee

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Jennifer Pereira is a partner at Robertson Stromberg LLP, where her legal practice focuses on disputes that may end up in court. She has been recognized by Lexpert magazine as one of its Rising Stars – Leading Lawyers Under 40, and by Best Lawyers in the area of Insurance Law.

Jennifer is past-President of both the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association and the Saskatoon Bar Association. She has served as Chair of the Professional Image Committee of the Canadian Bar Association (Saskatchewan) and as a member of the Court of Queen’s Bench Bar Judicial Committee. She has shared her knowledge of the law as a speaker with many organizations, including the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan.

Jennifer’s commitment to her profession is mirrored by her commitment to the community. She is past-Chair of the Board of TCU Place, a performing arts and convention centre in Saskatoon. She has also been recognized by the CBC as one of Saskatchewan’s Top 40 Under 40, and the University of Saskatchewan has honoured her with an Alumni Achievement Award.

Development Committee member
Finance Committee member

Laurier Turgeon, Trustee

Québec, Quebec

Laurier Turgeon is a Professor of Ethnology and History in the Department of Historical Sciences at Université Laval. He has directed the Laboratoire d’enquête ethnologique et multimédia (LEEM) since 2004 and held the Canada Research Chair in Heritage from 2003 to 2017.

He was a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab and was Director of the Institute of Cultural Heritage at Université Laval from 2005 to 2012. In 2006, he held the William Lyon Mackenzie King Chair in Canadian Studies at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.

Laurier has been a visiting professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, the Université Paris 1-Sorbonne, and the Université de Provence. He was a Fellow at the Newberry Library, the Beinecke Library at Yale University, and the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University. He has authored 10 books, some 40 peer-reviewed articles and approximately 40 contributions to composite works. His most recent book is Une histoire de la Nouvelle-France: Français et Amérindiens au XVIe siècle (2019).

He received the Luc-Lacourcière Medal for his book Patrimoines métissés (2003) and a Summit International Award for Creative Media (2014). In addition, he was given the Office québécois de la langue française award (2014) for the Découvrir Québec mobile app, the Marius Barbeau Medal (2016), and an Excellence in Teaching Prize from Université Laval (2017). In 2018, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Audit Committee member
Governance and Human Resources Committee Vice-Chair

Dr. William Young, Trustee

Ottawa, Ontario

Bill Young is a former parliamentary officer and academic. In December 2011, he completed a six-year term as Parliamentary Librarian of Canada, overseeing parliamentary research, information, public outreach and education. He presided over the recent rehabilitation, conservation and upgrade of the iconic Library building, and initiated and implemented a process of organizational renewal that refocused the Library’s services.

Bill joined the Library of Parliament in 1987, later serving as Director of the Library’s Political and Social Affairs Division. In 2004, he was seconded to the Public Service as Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Social Development and Minister of Canadian Heritage.

Bill is a founding Board member of the Samara Centre for Democracy and was Director of both the Canadian Association of Research Libraries and the Association of Parliamentary Librarians in Canada. In addition, he has served on the Board of ESSA (now the Canadian Association of Professional Employees [CAPE]) and the Conservation Review Board of Ontario. He has received several academic scholarships and an award from the Council of Canadians with Disabilities and was made an Honorary Member of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians and Honorary Director of the Churchill Society.

Bill has a Ph.D. in History from the University of British Columbia, and taught at York, Simon Fraser and McGill Universities. He is a By-Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, and has authored or co-authored four books, in addition to parliamentary publications, conference papers, and academic and popular articles.

Audit Committee member
Finance Committee member