Mr. Hennick is the global Chairman, CEO and controlling shareholder of Colliers International. Jay is also the Founder, Chairman and the largest individual shareholder of FirstService and was the former CEO from 1988 to 2015. He is also the Chairman of Hennick & Company, a private family investment firm. In 1998, Mr. Hennick was awarded Canada's Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2001 he was named Canada's CEO of the Year by Canadian Business Magazine. In 2011, Jay received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from York University and in 2014, an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Ottawa. In 2019, Mr. Hennick was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada and received the International Horatio Alger Award. Mr. Hennick also served as past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sinai Health System and Mount Sinai Hospital, in Toronto. Jay and his wife Barbara are also active philanthropists establishing the Hennick Family Foundation to support important causes in healthcare, education and the arts, the largest of which include: $50M donation to the Royal Ontario Museum in support of their revitalization and new vision plans; $36M donation to name Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital, the largest complex care and rehabilitation hospital in Canada; $10M donation to the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre (Yad Vashem) in Jerusalem, Israel; and smaller but significant benefactions include those to Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business at York University and to the University of Ottawa.


Mr. Curtin is an Advisory Director in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Toronto and New York.

From July 2010 to December 2014, Mr. Curtin served as Chairman and Chief Executive of Goldman Sachs Canada Inc. From 2003 to July 2010, Mr. Curtin was Chairman of Goldman Sachs Canada Inc. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Curtin was an Advisory Director of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Curtin was Chief Executive of Goldman Sachs Canada Inc. in Toronto. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Curtin was co-head of Global Money Markets and Chairman of Goldman Sachs Money Markets LP. Mr. Curtin moved to Money Markets in 1987 after serving as head of Fixed Income Syndicate/New Issues. Mr. Curtin joined the firm in 1976 in the Corporate Finance Department and was named partner in 1988 and managing director in 1996.

Mr. Curtin is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Art Gallery of Ontario Foundation. He serves as a Director of the Canada/United States Fulbright Foundation. Mr. Curtin is a former governor of the Toronto Stock Exchange, a former director of Brookfield Asset Management, Cadillac Fairview Corporation, Maxxcom Corporation and the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. Mr. Curtin served as a trustee of Lakefield College School as well as Royal St. George's College.

Mr. Curtin received an MBA from Harvard in 1976 and his BA from Williams College in 1972.


Christopher Galvin is Co‐Founder of Harrison Street Capital, LLC, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital LLC, Harrison Street Securities LLC, and Gore Creek Asset Management LLC. Additional roles are serving as either Chairman or Board Member of UniqueSoft LLC, VelociData, evolve24, Three Ocean Partners and MCR‐Aerodyne Inc.

His current outside activities include: Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of Northwestern University’s Board of Trustees; Executive Committee and member of Dean’s Advisory Board of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern; American Enterprise Institute Board; Legion D’Honneur; Advisory Board of Tsinghua University School of Management and Economics (Beijing); the American Society of Corporate Executives; the Board of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy of the US Department of State (ACIEP).

His former roles have been: Chairman and CEO of Motorola Inc.; Chairman of NAVTEQ Inc.; Chairman of Cleversafe Inc.; Chairman of the U.S.‐China Business Council; member of the Bechtel Corporation's Board of Counselors; member of Business Council (U.S.); director of the Rand Corporation; member of the U.S. Department of Defense Manufacturing Board; member of the U.S. Department of Defense Science Board; advisor to the City of Tianjin, China; advisor to the CEO of Hong Kong; Chair of the Rhodes Scholars selection committee for Illinois‐Michigan.


Ms. P. Jane Gavan is the President, Asset Management of Dream Unlimited Corporation and has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, having held increasingly senior positions since joining Dream. Ms. Gavan served as Chief Executive Officer of Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust, a TSX listed real estate investment income trust (REIT) from its 2011 IPO until its sale to Blackstone in December 2019.

Prior to joining Dream, Ms. Gavan served as legal counsel for numerous companies including those in the real estate industry. She began her career in private law practice with Blake, Cassels & Graydon, LLP, specializing in real estate and corporate finance.

Ms. Gavan earned an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Law degree from York University’s Osgoode Hall. Ms. Gavan has served on the board of directors of the Women’s College Hospital Foundation and is on the Patron’s Council for Community Living Toronto.


For nearly ten years, The Right Honourable Stephen Harper led Canada through the world’s most complex geopolitical, economic and security challenges as the country’s 22nd Prime Minister. During his tenure in the world’s top forums such as the G-7 and G-20, NATO, and the United Nations, Mr. Harper was known for a frank, assertive leadership style defined by principled diplomacy, disciplined economic policy, a strong stance on international peace and security, and passionate defence of freedom and human dignity.

Mr. Harper created the modern Conservative Party of Canada, won three successive national elections, and was the longest serving Conservative Prime Minister since Canada’s founding Prime Minister in 1891. Under his watch, Canada emerged from the 2008 economic crisis faster and stronger than its peers. Among his many accomplishments in office, Mr. Harper brought federal taxes to their lowest level in 50 years, balanced the budget while making investments in health care and infrastructure, overhauled the criminal justice system, and expanded Canada’s international trade network tenfold. On the international stage Prime Minister Harper oversaw Canada’s involvement in a series of complex conflicts in Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq, and stood staunchly by besieged allies Israel and Ukraine. As the host leader of the 2010 G-20 summit in Toronto, and as an economist by training, Mr. Harper helped shape financial reform frameworks, implemented a sustainable approach to fiscal stimulus, and led the call for open markets and pragmatic, growth-oriented economic policy.


Katherine Lee is a seasoned executive in financial services and served as President and CEO of GE Capital Canada, a leading provider of financial and fleet management solutions to mid-market companies operating in a broad range of economic sectors across Canada.

Prior to this role, Ms. Lee served as CEO of GE Capital Real Estate in Canada from 2002 to 2010. Ms. Lee joined GE Capital Real Estate in 1994, where she held a number of positions including Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, for GE Capital's Pension Fund Advisory Services based in San Francisco, and Managing Director of GE Capital Real Estate Korea based in Seoul and Tokyo.

Prior to joining GE Capital, Ms. Lee started her career at Ernst & Young in audit staff and then advanced to the Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring Group.

Ms. Lee earned a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant.


Poonam Puri is a tenured Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario, and a corporate lawyer and Affiliated Scholar at Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg, LLP, a leading Canadian law firm.

Ms. Puri holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto, a Master of Laws from Harvard University and has earned the Institute of Corporate Directors, Institute-Certified Director Designation (ICD.D). She has extensive experience as an expert in governance and as a director of organizations in the engineering, transportation, infrastructure and healthcare sectors, including as a past director of Arizona Mining, Cole Engineering and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. She previously served as a commissioner and director of the Ontario Securities Commission.

Ms. Puri presently serves on the board of directors or trustees of the Canada Infrastructure Bank, Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, Augusta Gold and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. She has been recognized as one of the top 25 most influential lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer Magazine in 2017 and 2015 and is a former recipient of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 award and Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award. In 2021, Ms. Puri was awarded the Royal Society of Canada’s Yvan Allaire Medal for exemplary contributions to the governance of public and private institutions in Canada, in addition to the Law Society Medal and the David Walter Mundell Medal.


Benjamin Stein is a co-founder of The Spruce House Partnership, a New York-based investment partnership. Spruce House was founded in 2005 and has investments in public companies globally and seeks to invest alongside management teams that are focused on growing the value of their companies over the long term. Mr. Stein received his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Mr. Stein also serves on the board of The Africa Center, a New York-based institution focused on African business, culture and policy.


Fred Sutherland is the retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Aramark Corporation, a position he held from 1997 until 2015.

In this capacity he was responsible for business planning, treasury and financing, financial reporting and control, tax, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, risk management and safety, information technology, shared services, internal audit and supply chain. In addition, he had oversight responsibility for the company’s Uniform and Career Apparel Group, with sales of approximately $1.5 billion. Mr. Sutherland joined ARAMARK in 1980 as Assistant Treasurer and became Treasurer in 1983. In 1984, he was part of the management team that took the company private in what was then one of the largest management buyouts in the U.S.

Mr. Sutherland was promoted from Treasurer to Vice President, Corporate Finance and Development, in 1987 and to Senior Vice President, Finance, in 1991. In 1993, he became President of ARAMARK's Uniform and Career Apparel Group. In 1996, he assumed additional operating responsibility for ARAMARK’s Magazine and Book division, which was repositioned and divested. In 1997, he became Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ARAMARK Corporation. In his career, he has completed financings well in excess of $10 billion and acquisitions/divestitures exceeding $3 billion in multiple countries. In 2009, he assumed additional oversight responsibilities of the company’s Uniform and Career Apparel Group.

Mr. Sutherland received his undergraduate degree cum laude in physics and mathematics from Duke University in 1973 and an MBA in finance from the Katz School of the University of Pittsburgh in 1974. He was recently recognized as one of the 225 most distinguished graduates of the University of Pittsburgh.


Mr. Waitzer was a long-time partner of Stikeman Elliott LLP until his retirement in 2021, including serving as Chair of the firm from 1999 to 2006. Mr. Waitzer was also a professor and the Jarislowsky Dimma Mooney Chair in Corporate Governance at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business at York University. Mr. Waitzer also has considerable regulatory and governance experience, having served as the Chairman of the Ontario Securities Commission from 1993 to 1996.