The following are brief profiles of the directors of the Corporation.
Mr. Banks is currently an executive at Facebook Inc. where he serves as Managing Director of Facebook Canada. In his role, Mr. Banks is responsible for leading and managing all of Facebook’s commercial operations in Canada. Prior to Facebook, Mr. Banks was the founder and managing partner at Thunder Road Capital, Chief Executive Officer of the publicly traded JumpTV as well as the Managing Director of eBay Canada. In addition to his role as a Director of the Corporation, Mr. Banks sits on the Board of Directors of the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation and Free the Children, as well as the Board of Governors of the University of Waterloo. As part of his commitment to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s research and care, Mr. Banks sits on the Boards of Directors of The Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. Additionally, as a strong believer in the value of mentoring, Mr. Banks is a Charter Member of the C100, a special advisor to the Next 36 and a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. He was previously named by Financial Post Magazine as one of Canada’s 25 Most Influential People, previously chosen as one of Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40” honorees as well as the Hugo Boss “Leave A Mark” award celebrating men of excellence.
Mr. Bruce is the Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner of Mobile Klinik, a chain of professional smartphone repair stores. Prior to founding Mobile Klinik, Mr. Bruce served as President, Communications for Rogers Communications Inc., having been responsible for marketing, sales, distribution, retail stores, customer care and operations for both cable and wireless. He served in that capacity from 2009 through 2014, having previously served from 2005 through 2009 as President, Rogers Wireless. Mr. Bruce joined Rogers Wireless in 2001 as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Rogers Wireless and President, Wireless Data Services. Prior to joining Rogers Wireless, Mr. Bruce was Senior Vice President, Marketing at BCE Mobile Communications. Previously, he held senior operating and marketing roles with Pepsi-Cola Canada, Oshawa Foods Limited and Warner Lambert. In addition to his role as a Director of the Corporation, Mr. Bruce sits on the Board of Trustees of United Way Toronto, and previously served on the Board of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association.
Ms. Dea is currently a corporate director and investor. From 2003 to 2008, Ms. Dea worked with BMO Financial Group, most recently as Executive Vice President, Head of Strategic Management and Corporate Marketing. In that capacity, she was responsible for strategy development, performance management, branding, customer experience, culture and major change initiatives. Previously, Ms. Dea had been a partner at the Boston Consulting Group and its predecessor firm, Canada Consulting Group, where she held several leadership positions and consulted to Fortune 500 firms on strategy, transformative change and global competitiveness. She began her career in Corporate Finance with Chemical Bank. In addition to her role as a Director of the Corporation, Ms. Dea is currently a member of the Boards of Directors of Charles Schwab Bank (serving on the Audit Committee) and Performance Sports Group (serving as Chair of the Audit Committee, Chair of the Succession Committee and member of the Risk Committee). She previously served on the Board of Directors of Torstar Corporation, was Chair of the Women’s Initiative and served as Vice Chair of the National Ballet of Canada. Ms. Dea is actively involved in several charitable organizations, currently serving as a Trustee of Marin Academy, member of the Yale University Development Council, member of the Advisory Board for the Pecaut Centre for Social Impact and member of the Advisory Board of GlobalGirlMedia. Ms. Dea was named one of the 100 most powerful women in Canada in 2007.
Ian Greenberg (Chair)
Mr. Greenberg founded Astral Media Inc. with his three brothers over 50 years ago. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Astral Media Inc. from 1995 until 2013, when the company was sold. In addition to serving as a director of the Corporation, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of Bell Canada Enterprises Inc., where he sits on both the Audit Committee and the Management Resources and Compensation Committee. He is a Governor of Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital and is actively involved in a number of charitable associations, including the MS Society of Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society, United Way, Centraide and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. As an influential member of the community, Mr. Greenberg has received the following awards and honours: Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award (1993), Ted Rogers and Velma Rogers Graham Award (2007), inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame (2008), inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame (2013), a special award from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television for exceptional achievement in Canadian film and television (2013) and inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame (2014). He is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
Donna Hayes is the retired Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of Harlequin, one of the world's leading publishers of books for women, and now part of Harper Collins Publishing. The company publishes more than 100 titles a month in 31 languages in 111 international markets on 6 continents. The company maintains offices in 19 countries worldwide and has editorial offices in London, New York and Toronto. As Publisher and CEO, Hayes widened the scope of Harlequin’s focus from romance fiction to publisher of books (fiction and nonfiction) for women. Many of the company’s most successful lines were developed under her leadership. She also spearheaded Harlequin’s industry-leading level of innovation by incorporating forward-looking technology (eBooks, downloadable audio, mobile applications) into their business model. This allowed the company to move further into the forefront of women’s publishing and continues to position Harlequin for growth. Recognition of Harlequin under Hayes’ leadership included a 2011 Levy Home Entertainment Award for best mass market publisher, the Canadian Public Relations Society’s 2011 Gold Award of Excellence for communications management, a YWCA “W” Award for promoting the empowerment of women (2010), Romantic Times BOOKReviews Trailblazer of the Year Award (2010), Book Business Magazine’s Publishing Innovator of the Year (2009). Raised in Montreal, Hayes graduated in 1978 with an honors degree in English literature and communications from McGill University. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Publishers, the Toronto Public Library Foundation and the Board of Directors of the TD Financial Group (Toronto-Dominion Bank), where she served on both the Audit and Corporate Governance Committees. She also co-chaired the provincial committee for McGill University’s recent highly successful capital campaign. She is currently a member of the Toronto Wildlife Centre Board, the largest wild animal rescue center in Canada.
Ellis Jacob, CM
Mr. Jacob has been working in the motion picture exhibition industry since 1987. Prior to assuming his current positions as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation in 2003 (the “CEO”), Mr. Jacob was Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Galaxy. Prior to founding Galaxy, Mr. Jacob represented Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. as Head of Integration during 1998 and 1999. From 1987 to 1998, Mr. Jacob held various positions with COC as Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and, ultimately, Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Jacob is a director and member of the audit committee of the Toronto International Film Festival Group. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of each of the Movie Theatre Association of Canada and the National Association of Theater Owners, where he also sits as a member of its Executive Committee. In addition to his role as a Director of the Corporation, Mr. Jacob is a member of the Board of Directors of Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., where he chairs the Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of Dundee Corporation. Mr. Jacob is an active community member, currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors at Toronto’s Baycrest Centre for Geriatrics, where he chairs the Commercialization Committee and is a member of Baycrest’s Finance and Audit Committee and a member of the Board of Governors for Mount Sinai Hospital. He holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business as well as the accounting designations of Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA), Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and Fellow Certified Management Accountant (FCMA). He also holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. In 2010, Mr. Jacob was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, in 2013 he was recognized as Canada’s Most Innovative CEO by Canadian Business Magazine, and in 2014, he was recognized as Canada’s Most Admired CEO, Enterprise, by Waterstone Human Capital.
Sarabjit S. Marwah
Mr. Marwah retired in 2014 from his role as Vice-Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Scotiabank. In that capacity, he had been responsible for many of Scotiabank’s corporate financial and administrative functions, and was actively involved in developing Scotiabank’s strategic plans and priorities. He joined Scotiabank’s Finance Division in 1979, and over the years held successively more senior positions, including Deputy Comptroller, Senior Vice-President and Comptroller, and Executive Vice-President Finance. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 1998, Senior Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer in 2002 and Vice-Chairman and Chief Operating Officer in 2008. In addition to his role as a Director of the Corporation, Mr. Marwah is a member of the Boards of Directors of George Weston Ltd. and Telus Corporation, serving on the Audit Committee for each organization. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of the Toronto International Film Festival and The Hospital for Sick Children. He was past chair of the Humber River Regional Hospital, a past member of the Board of Directors of each of the C.D. Howe Institute, Torstar Corporation, and the 2008 and 2009 United Way Cabinets, and is active in several community organizations. In 2016, Mr. Marwah was appointed as a Senator to the Senate of Canada by the Governor General of Canada.
Mr. Munk is currently a Senior Managing Director of Onex Corporation, a leading North American private equity firm. In addition to his Director role with the Corporation, Mr. Munk also currently serves on the Boards of Directors for each of Barrick Gold Corporation, JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. and Jack’s Family Restaurant. Mr. Munk is also a member of the SIG Combibloc Group Advisory Board. In his capacity with Onex Corporation, Mr. Munk has worked on numerous private equity transactions including the acquisition and realization of RSI Home Products, Tomkins Air Distribution, Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., Vencap Equities, Imperial Parking, ProSource and Loews Cineplex. During those acquisition processes, Mr. Munk served on the respective boards of directors of each of those companies. More recently, he was involved in the acquisition of JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. and Jack’s Family Restaurant. Prior to joining Onex Corporation in 1988, Mr. Munk was a vice-president with First Boston Corporation in London, England. He holds a B.A. (Honours) from Queen’s University.
Edward Sonshine, O.Ont., Q.C.
Mr. Sonshine is the Chief Executive Officer, as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, having held those positions since the company’s founding in 1993. In addition to his Director role with the Corporation, Mr. Sonshine is a member of the Board of Directors of the Royal Bank of Canada, where he serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Sonshine is also active in the community and currently is a director of Mount Sinai Health System. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1983 and a Member of the Order of Ontario in 2011. In 2013, he was honoured as Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the year.
Mr. Steacy retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Torstar Corporation in 2005, where he served as the senior financial officer for 16 years. Mr. Steacy has been a Chartered Professional Accountant since 1976 (Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario). In addition to sitting on the Board of the Corporation, he currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Domtar Corporation and OCP Holdings Corporation, a private investment company. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Domtar Corporation and Chair of the Audit Committee of Postmedia Network Canada Corp. He also serves on the Compensation and Pension Committee for Postmedia Network Canada Corp as well as the Domtar Corporation Finance Committee and chairs its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He previously served as a member of the Audit Committees of Alliance Atlantis Communication Inc. and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and served as Chair of the Audit Committees for each of Domtar Inc., Domtar Corporation and Somerset Entertainment Income Fund.
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