Governance

Members of the Board

Board Executive
  • Chair
    Maxime Gagné, QC, Partner, St. Lawrence Law Firm LLP

Maxime Gagné is a founding partner at St. Lawrence Law Firm LLP, one of Canada’s leading law firms in the fields of entertainment, technology and intellectual property. Before founding St. Lawrence, Maxime practiced law at two major firms. Throughout his career, Maxime has built an enviable reputation as a skilled attorney, but also as a trusted business advisor. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers™ as one of the most respected attorneys in the technology and entertainment sectors in Canada.

  • Treasurer
    Anne-Marie Ethier, QC

Anne-Marie Éthier, FCPA, FCA, Partner, Audit and Certification and Municipal Sector Leader for Quebec and the Québec City region at Deloitte, has a bachelor’s in accounting from Université du Québec à Montréal and is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA). In March 2014, she was named a Fellow of the Order, a title that formally recognizes those members who have rendered outstanding services to the profession, or whose achievements in their careers or in the community have earned them distinction and brought honour to the profession. She has nearly 30 years of experience in public accounting, including over 12 years as a partner at Deloitte. Anne-Marie provides assurance and advisory services to public and para-public non-profit organizations as well as to private companies. She is also an ambassador for Deloitte’s Reconciliation Action Plan, released in June 2020, and sits on the firm’s Indigenous services leadership committee. She is a proud member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg community, of the Algonquin First Nation.
During her career, Ms. Éthier has served as a director and volunteer on many boards and executive committees for various business, professional and charitable organizations. She led an audit group of over 120 professionals in the Ottawa-Gatineau region for over four years in addition to serving in various human resources leadership roles. Ms. Éthier believes that talent development depends on a work environment that supports people’s growth, education and wellbeing. She has launched many programs focusing on work-life balance, mentoring, sports and career opportunities. Her efforts led to improved employee satisfaction and engagement with Deloitte. Anne-Marie Éthier is known for her ethics and business acumen, and her accomplishments are a testament to her commitment to performance and her talent for engaging people, making her an inspiring role model.

  • Corporate secretary
    Colin JacksonAB, Founder of Prairie Theatre Exchange

Colin Jackson is currently a Fellow at the Harvard Business School Advanced Leadership Initiative, the co-chair of the civic narration project Calgary on Purpose, a senior scholar at the University of Calgary Graduate College,and a member of the New American Council for Arts and Design at Arizona State University. Holder of a bachelor’s degree from the University of Manitoba and a master’s in public administration from Harvard University, Colin Jackson is also a member of the Royal Society of Arts and has received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal and a a senior arts award from the Canada Council for the Arts. The Colin Jackson Studio Theatre in Winnipeg bears his name.

Members
Line beauchamp membre ca

Line Beauchamp, QC, Strategic Advisor

Line Beauchamp is a strategic consultant. She has led a political career at the Quebec National Assembly. She was Minister of Culture and Communications (2003-2007), Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks (2007-2010) and Minister of Education (2010-2012). She has also served as a diplomat, being appointed Québec’s representative to the Permanent Delegation of Canada to UNESCO (2014-2016) and then Québec’s Delegate General to France (2016-2019).


Danielle champagne membre CA

Danielle Champagne, QC, Cultural Philanthropy, Communications and Marketing Strategist

Danielle holds over 30 years’ experience in the cultural sector, including 21 years on the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ executive team, where she was Director of the Foundation for nine years and Director of Communications for 12 years. She contributed to considerable growth in the MMFA’s independent revenues from membership, admissions, and multiple annual and major fundraising campaigns. Previously, she led the marketing and communications department of the Société de la Place des Arts for eight years, allowing her to become well acquainted with the performing arts sector. Besides her experience in the cultural milieu, Danielle has also worked in communications and marketing in the corporate world (Rogers Communications, Deloitte, Martin International), which opened doors for her to the business community. She firmly believes in the power of art to do good. She sits on the boards of Karma, Lemieux Pilon 4D Art, and the National Theatre School of Canada, and acts as an advisor to the Fonderie Darling. 


Shawn Cohen membre du ca

 

Shawn Cohen, ON, Institutional Director Schroders

Shawn Cohen is a Director, Institutional Business Development at Schroders, which involves business development and relationship management for Canadian Institutions such as institutional platforms, pensions, foundations, endowments as well as Canadian consultants. He joined Schroders in 2018 and is based in Toronto. Shawn was a Director, Relationship Management at MFS Investment Management from 2012 to 2018 where he was responsible for institutional platform clients and providing thought leadership for Capital Accumulation Plans. Shawn was National DC Practice Leader, prior senior consultant at Aon Hewitt from 1999 to 2012.
Qualifications: CFA Charterholder; LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University; Bachelor Administrative Studies, Accounting from York University.


Ira Gluskin membre ud CA

Ira Gluskin, ON, Asset Management Executive 

Ira Gluskin is the Chief Investment Officer of Irager + Associates Inc., a family office, overseeing Strategy and investments. Mr. Gluskin is the Co-Founder of Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc., one of Canada’s pre-eminent wealth management firms. He served as the firm’s President & Chief Investment Officer from June 30, 1984, until December 31, 2009, and as a Director and the firm’s Vice-Chairman through December 18, 2013.
Prior to co-founding Gluskin Sheff, Mr. Gluskin had worked in the investment industry for 20 years. He serves on the Board of Directors of both Tricon Capital Group and European Residential Real Estate Investment Trust. Currently, he is a member of the Advisory Board of Vision Capital Corporation, The University of Toronto’s Real Estate Advisory Committee. He is also on the University of Toronto’s Boundless Campaign Executive Committee, the Sinai Health System’s Board of Directors and Investment Committee, the Board of the Canadian Jewish News, The Walrus Magazine, Capitalize for Kids and the National Theatre School of Canada. Mr. Gluskin is also the former Chair of the University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation and the former Chair of the Investment Advisory Committee for the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto and is currently a member of its Investment Committee.
Mr. Gluskin received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto in 1964. He received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Wilfred Laurier University in 2019.


Teresa Marques membre du CA

Teresa Marques, ON, President & CEO, Rideau Hall Foundation 

Teresa is an established senior executive, thought leader, and educator in the non-profit sector. She leads the Rideau Hall Foundation, an independent charity established by the Right Honourable David Johnston. The RHF’s vision is a better Canada, and it works to address key challenges facing the country in the areas of learning equity, creating a culture of innovation, leadership development, and the promotion of giving and volunteerism. Teresa is a proven senior executive with significant experience in people management, stakeholder engagement, major-gift fundraising and financial stewardship. Teresa has extensive experience in Toronto and Ottawa leading development teams in the healthcare and post-secondary education sectors. She is a sought-after public speaker and frequent media commentator on Canadian philanthropy, giving patterns, and non-profit sector management issues.
She is an instructor at Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School for Continuing Education and holds degrees in Canadian history from the University of Ottawa and York University, and a post-graduate certificate from Dalhousie University’s School of Continuing Education, with a focus on non-profit governance.
Teresa’s volunteer service has focused on community development and education issues and she has served on numerous local and national boards of directors. Her current and previous directorships include the National Theatre School, AFP Ottawa, Family Services Toronto, and Working Women Community Centre. She is interested in how giving patterns and attitudes towards philanthropy in Canada are changing. She is seeking to drive social change while strengthening the non-profit sector and civil society more broadly.


Marie-Christine Morin membre du CA

Marie-Christine Morin

For nearly 25 years, Marie-Christine Morin has dedicated herself to managing organizations, as well as developing public policies and projects that foster innovation and progress. She joined the Fédération culturelle canadienne-française (FCCF) as Executive Director in April 2018. The FCCF defends and promotes the place of arts and culture in the Canadian francophone space. Previously, Ms. Morin held a number of public policy and program management positions in various federal departments. Marie-Christine Morin sits on various boards of directors, including those of the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada (FCFA) and the Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (CDEC). She is a member of several advisory committees, including one that brings together institutions such as Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, Telefilm Canada, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), the National Arts Centre (NAC) and the CBC.


Nandini Mulliah membre du CA

Nandini Mulliah

Nandini Mulliah is a seasoned executive with over 18 years' experience in the business world. Recognized as a trusted leader and advisor, she applies a collaborative approach to problem solving and risk management to ensure the growth and development of new businesses. Assisting various stakeholders in the private and public financial sectors, she focuses on financial planning and analysis to support strategic decisions in complex and dynamic environments. Ms. Mulliah has also distinguished herself by driving organizational improvements that enable greater accountability, viability, and transparency, making the financial sector a strategic pillar for creating and preserving value, while optimizing the efficiency of human resources, operations and information technology, and laying the foundations for stable long-term growth.


Heather Redfern membre du CA

Heather Redfern

Heather Redfern holds a certificate from the National Theatre School in Stage Design. She is Executive Director of the Vancouver East Cultural Centre ("The Cultch"), where she organizes a program of live and digital presentations, as well as an extensive community engagement program. Heather has spent her career working with a wide range of artists and audiences. She is particularly interested in creating new art forms and building creative teams that are willing to step out of their comfort zone. Working locally, nationally, and internationally, she believes in the transformative power of the arts. Heather Redfern has received numerous accolades for her work, including the City of Edmonton's Business and the Arts Award for Excellence in Arts Management, and the Mallory Gilbert Award for sustained, inspired and creative leadership in Canadian theatre. In June 2019, as part of the Jessie Awards, Heather Redfern and The Cultch received the Vancouver Now Representation and Inclusion Award.


Mazen membre du CA

Mazen Shakeel

Mazen Shakeel is a partner and head of professional services for the TELUS Health investment firm in Canada. He has nearly 35 years' experience in the pension and investment consulting industry. His extensive experience as a pension actuary gives him a unique understanding of the investment issues facing plan sponsors. Mr. Shakeel is an active participant in industry promotion and is a frequent speaker at national and regional industry conferences. He is a past member of the ACPM National Policy Committee, the CIA Pension Practice Board and the Pension Investment Association of Canada, and he has participated in CAPSA's industry task forces. He is currently a member of IFEBP's Canadian Corporate Committee.

Past Chairs of the Board
  • Bernard Amyot, Ad. E., QC
  • Tullio Cedraschi, QC
  • Alberta G. Cefis, ON
  • Terrie-Lynne Devonish, ON
  • Edward Johnson, QC
  • Yvon Turcot, QC
  • Jodi White, ON
Life Governors
  • Herbert C. Auerbach, BC
  • Jean Pol Britte
  • Richard Brott
  • Alberta G. Cefis, ON
  • Yvon Turcot, QC
Governors
  • Kathryn Brownlie, ON
  • David J. Daniels, ON
  • Gil Desautels, QC
  • Terrie-Lynne Devonish, ON
  • Simon Dupéré, QC
  • Brenda Jones Kinsella, BC
  • D’Arcy Levesque, AB
  • Myriane Le François, QC
  • Sheila Martin, QC
  • Margaret Martinello Magner, PEI
  • Patricia M. Moore, AB
  • Marissa Nuss, QC
  • Joan Richardson, MB
  • Eleanore Romanow, SK
  • Nalini Stewart, ON

Indigenous Advisory Circle

The Indigenous Advisory Circle was formed at the National Theatre School (NTS) in the spring of 2021. It is composed of a diverse group of established Indigenous artists and NTS alumni. Their goal is to influence and strengthen the School’s pedagogy by contributing an Indigenous worldview, and to create opportunities for the French and English sections to come together through Indigenous artistic practice.

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