Advisory Bodies

Smith School of Business has a large network of advisors who share their knowledge and expertise with School leaders. They support the School's mission and vision in a wide variety of ways: offering advice, making connections, providing financial support, recruiting graduates, sponsoring research, and more.

Karyn Brooks, BCom'76
(Retired) Senior Vice-President & Controller
Bell Canada Enterprises

Iain H. Bruce, BCom'81
Principal
Barrell Mill Advisors, LLC

Jeffrey Carney, BCom'84
Former President & CEO
IGM Financial Inc.

Leigh Chalmers, BCom’95
Senior Vice-President, Head of Investor Relations & Capital Management
Sun Life Financial

David Cheesewright
Former President & CEO Walmart International/ Strategy Consultant

Chris J. B. Clark, BCom’76
Former CEO
PricewaterhouseCooper LLP

Greg Cochrane, MBA’74
Managing Partner
VRG Capital

Shawn Cooper, BCom'87
Managing Director and Regional Leader, Latin America/Canada
Russell Reynolds Associates

David Court, BCom'79
Senior Partner Emeritus
McKinsey & Company

Mike Durland, PhD’91
CEO
Melancthon Capital

Honourable Gloria J. Epstein, BCom'72
Head Independent Civilian Review into Missing Persons Investigation
Toronto Police Services Board

Monika Federau, MBA’88
(Retired) SVP & Chief Strategy Officer
Intact Financial Corporation

Paul Hand, BA'69, MBA'73
(Retired) Managing Director
RBC Capital Markets

Michael Kehoe, BCom'78
Retired CEO
Cosmetica Laboratories

Thomas Kinnear, BCom'66, PhD, LLD'02
Chair & President Retired, Venture Michigan Fund; Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan

Katherine MacMillan, BA’91
President & CEO
International Financial Data Services

Valerie Mann, BCom'86
Senior Partner
Lawson Lundell LLP

Doug McIntosh, BCom'82
President
Alvarez & Marsal Canada Inc.

Somen Mondal, MBA’06
Co-Founder and CEO
Ideal Candidate

Andrew Moor
President and CEO
Equitable Bank

Vanessa Morgan, BCom’87
President and CEO, Morgan Meighen & Associates
Chair and Director, Canadian General Investments

Eme Onuoha, EMBA’08
Senior Director, Government Relations and Public Policy
Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments)

Michael Quinn, BCom’88
Chief Investment Officer
RP Investment Advisors LP

Julia Robertson, BCom'86
Partner & Vice President
C.A. Delaney Capital

Michele Romanow, MBA’08, Bsc(Eng)’07
"Dragon", CBC Dragons’ Den | Co-Founder, Clearbanc

John See, BSc'79, MBA'81
Former Chair
TD Direct Investing International & Director, Recognia Inc

Candace G. Shaw, MBA’87
Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Private Fixed Income
Sun Life Institutional Investments (Canada) Inc

Patti Shugart, BCom’86
Managing Director & Global Head, Corporate Banking & Global Credit, RBC Capital Markets

Sinclair, Duncan

Duncan Sinclair
Chairman
Deloitte Canada & Chile

Stephen J.R. Smith, BSc(Eng)’72
Chairman & CEO, First National Financial Corp
Chairman & Co-owner, Canada Guaranty Mortgage Insurance

Steven Smith, BCom '77
Senior Partner
(Retired) National Co-chair, Osler

Andrea Sotak, MBA’03
President and Chief Investment Officer
DRI Capital

Colin Taylor, BCom'84
Co-Managing Partner & Co-Founder
aPriori Capital Partners

Bill Thomas
Global Chairman
KPMG International

Dino Trevisani, Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA’09
Senior Managing Director HSBC Integrated Account
IBM

Mary Ann Turcke, BSc (Eng)'88, MBA'97
Senior Advisor|Portfolio Management, Infrastructure, Brookfield Asset Management
& Senior Advisor, National Football League

Gaurav Upadhya, BCom’91
Chief Actuary & Chief Risk Officer
Foresters Financial

Tanya van Biesen, BCom’91
Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Engagement, Catalyst

Benita Warmbold, BCom'80
Former Senior Managing Director & CFO
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Eva Wong, BCom’00
Co-Founder & COO
Borrowell

Jay Wright, BCom’81
President & CEO
Arterra Wines Canada

Smith Advisory Board members offer advice to the Dean on Smith's strategy and initiatives, while providing a vital link with the business community. The Board's role is to:

  • Offer the Dean and the School an outside perspective on issues affecting business that may have educational or research implications
  • Provide assistance and advice on School strategy and execution
  • Be ambassadors for the School: with the broader Queen's community; with Smith alumni; and other external associations and organizations
  • Aid the School in recruiting students into degree programs and non-degree executive education programs, as well as in placing students upon graduation
  • Assist the School with its financial development needs