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
President
Barrell Mill Advisors, LLC

Jeffrey Carney, BCom'84
President & CEO
Mackenzie Financial Corp

Leigh Chalmers, BCom’95
Senior VP & Chief Auditor
Sun Life Financial

David Cheesewright
President & CEO
Walmart International

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
Director (Senior Partner)
McKinsey & Company

Jerry del Missier, BSc(Eng)'85, MBA'87
Executive Chairman
Copper Street Capital LLP

Andrew Dunin, BSc’83, MBA’87
Dunin Management Services

Mike Durland, PhD’91
(Retired) Group Head and CEO
Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets

The Honourable Justice Gloria Epstein, BCom'72
Justice of the Court of Appeal for Ontario

Monika Federau, MBA’88
Senior VP & Chief Strategy Officer
Intact Financial Corporation

Ian Friendly, BCom'83
Retired Executive VP & COO
U.S. Retail, General Mills Inc.

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

Heersink, Ewout

Ewout Heersink, MBA'74
Managing Director
ONEX Corporation

Glenn Ives
Chair
Deloitte Canada

Michael Kehoe, BCom'78
Retired CEO
Cosmetica Laboratories

Thomas Kinnear, BCom'66, PhD, LLD'02
D.Maynard Phelps Professor of Business Administration and Marketing
Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Sam Kolias, FRI, CPM
Chairman and CEO
Boardwalk REIT

Valerie Mann, BCom'86
Senior Partner
Lawson Lundell LLP

Doug McIntosh, BCom'82
Managing Director
Alvarez & Marsal Canada ULC

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

Sharon Ranson, BCom'80
President
The Ranson Group Inc.

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

David Sculthorpe, BCom'83
Managing Director
Compass Rose Advisors

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

Bruce Sellery, BCom '93
Business Journalist
CBC, Cityline, MoneySense

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 and Head of Corporate Banking & Global Credit, and a Member of the Operating Committee
RBC Capital Markets

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
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Sobey, Donald

Donald Sobey, BCom'57 C.M.
Chair Emeritus
Empire Company Ltd.

Andrea Sotak, MBA’03
Managing Director 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
President and General Manager
IBM Canada

Mary Ann Turcke, BSc (Eng)'88, MBA'97
President
Digital Media and NFL Network

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

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