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Board of Directors

Gadi Mayman, Vice-Chair

As CEO of the Ontario Financing Authority (OFA), Gadi Mayman is responsible for the Province’s capital market activities, including borrowing and debt management, corporate and electricity finance projects, and its banking and investor relationships. He is also CEO and Vice-Chair of the Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation. Prior to joining the OFA, Gadi worked at Export Development Canada in Ottawa and in the International Division of the TD Bank. He received a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1981, and an MBA from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario in 1988. Gadi is also on the board of Infrastructure Ontario, and is Co-Chair of the Joint Nuclear Funds Investment Committee, a joint committee of the OFA and Ontario Power Generation.

Elspeth Murray, Member

Elspeth Murray is Associate Dean, MBA and Master's Programs at the Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business at Queen's University and an Associate Professor in Strategy and Entrepreneurship. Dr. Murray is a member of the Trinity College School, Analytics for Life, and Homestead Landholding Boards, and former Vice-Chair of the Ontario Research and Innovation Council. Dr. Murray holds a Ph.D. from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Business Administration degree from Queen's University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Queen's University.

Timothy Jackson, Member

Timothy Jackson is President and CEO of SHAD Canada and former Executive Vice-President of the MaRS Discovery District. Mr Jackson currently serves as a director of Manulife Bank of Canada and Manulife Trust Company, Bold Innovation Group Ltd. and Bingemans Inc. He is also a board member of the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation. Previous community roles include terms as Chair of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Waterloo North Hydro Holding Corporation and the Food Bank of Waterloo Region and board roles with organizations including Ontario Place Corporation and the University of Waterloo Board of Governors. Mr. Jackson is a Chartered Professional Accountant and he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Waterloo.

AnneMarie Ryan, Member

AnneMarie Ryan was appointed as a Commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission in February 2013 and served until her retirement from the Commission on January 31, 2019. She was Lead Director of the Commission from December 2016 to January 2019 and Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee from August 2014 to December 2016. Prior to being appointed to the OSC, Ms. Ryan was President of AMR Associates Inc., consulting to Canadian financial service firms and regulators on business strategy and planning, market structure, trading technology, market regulation, and policy. Prior to that, she had an extensive career as a senior executive at a number of financial services firms. Ms. Ryan is past Chair and was a member of the Board of Women in Capital Markets from 2006 to 2014. She also previously served on the boards of Benefaction Foundation and Epilepsy Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto.

Vikram Khurana, Member

Vikram Khurana is Chair of Toronto Business Development Centre, a leading business incubator, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Canada Post Community Foundation. He is founder of a number of multinational businesses including Prudential Consulting Inc. and Leading System Consultants, and has advised multinational organizations in Information Technology (IT) and IT enabled services, and business process outsourcing. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Mr. Khurana worked at TD Bank. He is currently member of the board of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission of Ontario. Mr. Khurana served on the Board of Directors of Export Development Canada, FinDev Canada, the Dean’s Council of Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson Unviersity, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority. Asia Pacific Foundation Canada and the Advisory Board of the Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Khurana is an active participant in a variety of fundraising activities for development-related causes and was an honorary member of the Board of Governors at Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation in Toronto.

Bryan Smith, Member

Bryan Smith is the Co-Founder and CEO of ThinkData Works, a Toronto-based technology company that enables data processing and refinement for governments, banks, and corporate clients across Canada and globally. Previously, Mr. Smith served as Senior Policy Advisor to the President of the Treasury Board of Canada, where he helped implement the Government’s “Value for Money Ethic”, leading to over $7B in annual savings. Mr. Smith holds a B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Leslie Lewis, Member

Leslie Lewis is the Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis at PowerSchool Group, a portfolio company of Onex Corporation. Prior to PowerSchool, Leslie was a Principal at Onex Corporation, one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms with total assets under management of over $30 billion. Preceding Onex, Leslie was the Tax, Trade, and International Finance Policy Advisor to the Canadian Minister of Finance at the Government of Canada. Prior to her government service, Leslie was an investor at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and worked in investment banking as part of CIBC’s Mergers & Acquisitions group. Leslie's career began as a Canadian national team athlete in kayaking and she holds a business degree from Acadia University. Leslie’s community involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board and the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.

Richard Robarts, Member

Richard Robarts is an Associate Vice President of Risk Management for TD Bank Group responsible for credit risk within the Commercial Bank. He was formerly a Director and Head of US Financial Institutions for Transaction Banking in TD Securities covering US banks and non-bank Financial Institutions (including fintechs). Prior to that, Mr. Robarts held various roles in Corporate and Investment Banking in TD Securities and began his career as co-founder of an Internet start-up during the dot-com era. His community involvement has included leading TD's Juvenile Diabetes (JDRF) campaign, major fundraiser for TD Securities Underwriting Hope Charity Auction and active member of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club as a former World Champion, National Sailing Team member and Olympic Trials finalist. Mr. Robarts holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University and an Engineering degree from the University of Windsor.