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Ivey Advisory Board

The Role of the Ivey Advisory Board

Since the founding of the Western Business School in 1948, the School has benefited from the support of an Advisory Committee, consisting of influential members of the business community in Canada.

The Board helps further the mission and aims of the School, and acts as a visible body of leadership, influence and support with the external constituencies Ivey serves. The Board provides a link to those individuals and organizations with the resources, knowledge, and contacts the School requires to achieve its objectives and fulfil its mission.

Principal Functions of the Ivey Advisory Board

  1. Advise the School, through the Dean, on issues that have the most significant impact on the accomplishment of the School's mission and strategy. Assist in the development and on-going review of the School's long-term planning and special initiatives. Represent the interests and needs of external constituencies to the School.
  2. Communicate, endorse and advocate the School's interests to external constituencies such as the University administration and business community, to raise its profile as a leading management education provider, and to engender support and understanding of its goals.
  3. Assist the School in meeting its financial development objectives, through direct participation in the identification and cultivation of significant forms of support from individuals and organizations.
  4. Act as a sounding board to the Dean on issues pertaining to the advancement of the School and the achievement of its vision.


Andy Chisholm


Executive Committee

  • Chair: Andy Chisholm
  • Nora Aufreiter
  • Scott Beattie
  • Laura Hantho
  • Tim Hockey
  • Stephen Lister
  • Tim MacDonald
  • Chris Tambakis

Development Committee

  • Chair: Chris Tambakis
  • Rose Baker
  • Andy Chisholm
  • Darin Deschamps
  • Rob Kumer
  • Tim MacDonald
  • Sarah Morgenstern

Chris Albinson

President & CEO, Communitech

Kitchener, Ontario

Paul Atkinson

Managing Director, Southwest Sun Group Inc.

Toronto, ON

Nora Aufreiter

Director, Emeritus, McKinsey & Company

Toronto, ON

Janet Bannister

Founder and Managing Partner, Staircase Ventures

Brett Barakett

Chairman & CEO, Tremblant Capital Group

Palm Beach, FL

E. Scott Beattie

Vice Chairman, Revlon Inc.

New York, NY/Miramar, FL

Henry K.S. Cheng

Chairman, New World Development Co. Ltd.

Hong Kong

Andy Chisholm

Board Director, Royal Bank of Canada

Toronto, ON

Brent Choi

Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Angry Butterfly

Toronto, ON

Connie Clerici

Executive Chair of the Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare Group

Mississauga, ON

Dean Connor

Corporate Director

Toronto, ON

Pat Cronin

Former Chief Risk Officer, BMO Financial Group

Nan DasGupta

Managing Director and Senior Partner, The Boston Consulting Group

Jill Denham

Chair, Lifeworks Inc.

Toronto, ON

Darin E. Deschamps

Head, IBCM Canada & Wells Fargo Securities Canada, Ltd.

Toronto, ON

Cynthia Devine

CFO, Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment

Toronto, ON

Lisa Dymond

Partner & Head of Talent, Altas Partners

Sarah Evans

Founder, Westside School, Oxford Youth Lab

Trudy Fahie

Board Vice Chair, Fairstone Bank

John Francis

Managing Director, Fraser Kearney Capital Corporation

Craig Gilchrist

Vice Chairman and Head, Global Family Office Group, Scotiabank

Doug Guzman

Group Head, RBC Wealth Management, RBC Insurance and RBC Investor & Treasury Services

Toronto, ON

Laura Hantho

Director & Advisor, Janus Advisory Services

Toronto, ON

Linda Hasenfratz

Executive Chair & CEO, Linamar Corporation

Michael Hill

Executive Vice President & Global Head, OMERS Infrastructure

New York, NY

Tim Hockey

Past-President & CEO, TD Ameritrade Corporation

New York, NY

Sharon Hodgson

Dean, Ivey Business School

Ian O. Ihnatowycz

President and CEO, First Generation Capital Inc.

Toronto, ON

Richard W. Ivey

Chairman, Ivest Properties Ltd.

Toronto, ON

Donald K. Johnson, O.C.

Member, Advisory Board, BMO Capital Markets

Toronto, ON

Deepak Khandelwal

Corporate Director

James Kim

Partner, Head of European Special Opportunities Private Equity | SOF, Ares Management

London, United Kingdom

Rob Kumer

President & Chief Investment Officer, KingSett Capital

Stephen Lister

Chairman, Private Debt Partners Inc.

Toronto, ON

Kyle MacDonald

Chief Executive Officer, Harbour Grace Holdings Inc.

Tim MacDonald

Partner, Gillis Partners

Toronto, ON

Mona Malone

Chief Human Resources Officer and Head of People & Culture, BMO Financial Group

Toronto, Ontario

Lani Martin

Co-Founder, Impact 100 London

Marlene McGrath

Former Senior Vice-President, Human Resources, 3M

Erik Mikkelsen

Managing Partner / President & CRO, Auxo Management LP / Stealth Monitoring Inc.

Toronto, ON

Sarah Morgenstern

Managing Partner, 100 Days North America

Toronto, ON

Alexa Nick

Managing Partner, Level5 Strategy

Kevin A. O'Brien

Head of International Markets, WW / WeightWatchers

Toronto, ON

Lynn Patterson

Former Deputy Governor - Bank of Canada, Corporate Director

Bryan Pearce

Managing Director, Lighthouse Perspectives

Boston, MA

Nav Rahemtulla

Founder & Partner, LightBay Capital

Jeff Russell

Managing Director, Vista Equity Partners

Alan Shepard

President & Vice-Chancellor, Western University

Rich Stephenson

Investor and Board Advisor | Former Managing Director JPMorgan, JPMorgan

Chris G. Tambakis

CEO, Adgar Canada

Toronto, ON

Salim Teja

Partner, Radical Ventures

Mark Shuper

Co-Founder & Executive Director, The Sprouts Foundation

Hong Kong


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