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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
  • David Cornhill
  • Cynthia Devine
  • Laura Hantho
  • Tim Hockey
  • Stephen Lister
  • Tim MacDonald
  • Chris Tambakis

Development Committee

  • Chair: Chris Tambakis
  • Andy Chisholm
  • Darin Deschamps
  • Tim MacDonald
  • Sarah Morgenstern

Chris Albinson

Partner, Breakaway Growth Fund

Paul Atkinson

Managing Director, Southwest Sun Group Inc.

Toronto, ON

Nora Aufreiter

Director, Emeritus, McKinsey & Company

Toronto, ON

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

George A. Cope

Chair, Board of Directors, Bank of Montreal

Toronto, ON

David Cornhill

Chairman of the Board and Founder, AltaGas Ltd.

Calgary, AB

Pat Cronin

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, Wells Fargo Securities Canada, Ltd.

Toronto, ON

Cynthia Devine

CFO, Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment

Toronto, ON

Sarah Evans

Founder, Westside School, Oxford Youth Lab

Trudy Fahie

CEO, Duo Bank

Kirsten J. Feldman

Retired Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

New York, NY

John Francis

Managing Director, Fraser Kearney Capital Corporation

Doug Guzman

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

Toronto, ON

Jon Hantho

President & CEO, CBI Health Group

Mississauga, ON

Laura Hantho

Director & Advisor, Janus Advisory Services

Toronto, ON

Linda Hasenfratz

CEO, Linamar Corporation

Michael Hill

Managing Director | Americas Head of the Sustainable Energy Group | Head of New York Office, CPPIB

New York, NY

Paul J. Hill

Chairman, President & CEO, Harvard Developments Inc.

Regina, SK

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

Rob Kumer

President & Chief Investment Officer, KingSett Capital

Pierre Lapointe

Vice-Chairman & Senior Director, Jarislowsky Fraser, Ltd

Montreal, QC

Stephen Lister

Chairman, Private Debt Partners Inc.

Toronto, ON

Terry Lyons

Corporate Director, Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.; Martinrea International Inc.; Three Valley Copper Corp.

Vancouver, BC

Kyle MacDonald

Chief Executive Officer, Harbour Grace Holdings Inc.

Tim MacDonald

Partner, Gillis Partners

Toronto, ON

Lani Martin

Co-Founder, Impact 100 London

Michael H. McCain

President & CEO, Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Toronto, ON

Erik Mikkelsen

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

Toronto, ON

Sarah Morgenstern

Managing Partner, 100 Days North America

Toronto, ON

Kevin A. O'Brien

President & General Manager, WW Canada

Toronto, ON

Gilles G. Ouellette

Chairman, BMO Asset Management

Toronto, ON

Bryan Pearce

Managing Director, Lighthouse Perspectives

Boston, MA

Nav Rahemtulla

Founder & Partner, LightBay Capital

Paul Sabourin

Chairman & Chief Investment Officer, Polar Asset Management Partners

Toronto, ON

Alan Shepard

President & Vice-Chancellor, Western University

Joseph C. Shlesinger

Managing Director, Clearspring Capital Partners

Toronto, ON

Rich Stephenson

Former Managing Director, JPMorgan

Chris G. Tambakis

CEO, Adgar Canada

Toronto, ON

Salim Teja

Partner, Radical Ventures

Mark Vandenbosch

Professor Emeritus, Ivey Business School

Scott Vanderwel

Chief Executive Officer, PointsBet Canada

Toronto, Ontario

V. Prem Watsa

Chairman & CEO, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.

Toronto, ON

Michael Wilson

Co-CEO, 1251 Capital Group Inc.

Ottawa, ON