The Board greatly appreciates the generosity, enthusiasm and expertise of our volunteers, who donate their time and talent to support the economic prosperity of the Toronto region and the growth of our business community. We thank the following dedicated volunteers:

Board of Directors

Anne Sado – Chair
President, George Brown College

John Boynton – Vice Chair
Chief Marketing Officer, Canada
Aimia Inc.

Darren Nippard – Vice Chair
Regional Service Leader for Toronto,
Deloitte Canada

Eric Berke – Treasurer
Managing Partner,
TorQuest Partners

Larry Baldachin 

Diane Brisebois
President & CEO
Retail Council of Canada

Paul Golini
Executive VP & Co-Founder
Empire Communities

Angela Iannuzziello, P.Eng., F.E.C
VP, Canada National Transit Market Sector Lead

Raj Kothari
Managing Partner, GTA

Kim Mason
Regional President, Greater Toronto

James McPhedran
Executive Vice President, Canadian Banking

Dr. Steven Murphy
Dean, Ted Rogers School of Management

Leo Salom
Executive Vice President, Wealth Management,
TD Bank Group

Lloyd Switzer
SVP, Network Transformation, Technology Strategy,
TELUS Communications

Tom Turner
Senior Vice President

Beth Wilson, FCPA, FCA – Past Chair
Toronto Managing Partner,

Janet (Jan) De Silva – Ex Officio
President & Chief Executive Officer,
Toronto Region Board of Trade

Executive Team

Janet (Jan) De Silva
President & Chief Executive Officer

Catherine Fels-Smith
Chief Financial Officer &
Chief Operating Officer

Douglas Goold
Vice President, Policy

Gillian Smith
Chief Marketing Officer

Leigh Smout
Executive Director,
World Trade Center – Toronto

“Bombardier has benefited greatly through its event series sponsorship at the Board. It has enabled us to be part of the Toronto region’s thought leaders and to be at the tables where discussions about the future of our industry are happening. Our sponsorship has also allowed us to demonstrate our commitment to Ontario and its infrastructure sector, providing great value for the investment!”
Marc Laforge
Head of Communications and Public Relations
, Bombardier Transportation Americas