The Board of Governors

Our two boards, Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures Board of Governors and Canada's Most Admired CEO Board of Governors, are made up of leaders of past winning organizations and winning CEO's.  They are experts in knowing what makes a great corporate culture and leading organizations that exemplify winning cultures.  Get to know our Board, Vice-Chairs and Chair below.

The People Behind Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™

The Board Of Governors

The Vice-Chairs


David Friesema


Sleep Country Canada

Tracey Arnish

Chief People Officer

Coast Capital

David Au-Yeung

Managing Director of Engineering, Chief People Officer, Flipp Corp.

Heather Briant

SVP, Human Resources

Cineplex Entertainment LP

Martin Castellan

Co-Founder & Chief Administrative Officer

Skyline Group of Companies

Diane Conlon

VP, Human Resources Greystone Managed Investments

Jim DiMenna

President and CEO

Red Sun Farms

Christine Fortino

VP, Human Resources

Fusion Homes

Alana Free

VP  - People and Culture

GoodLife Fitness

David Friesma


Sleep Country

Kevin Higgins


Fusion Learning

Peter Higgins

President and Chocolate Scientist

Purdys Chocolatier

Marni Johnson

SVP Human Resources and Communications

BlueShore Financial

Catherine Kloepfer

Senior Vice President Corporate Services

Winnipeg Airports Authority

Greg Kureluk

President & COO

Yardstick Testing and Training Experts

Brett Laschinger



Christine Lasky

Chief Brand Officer & Vice President

The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation

Joseph Mapa

President and CEO

Mount Sinai

Bruce McCuaig

President and CEO


Heather McLachlin


Cowan Insurance Group

Lucy Miller

President and CEO

United Way of Calgary and Area

Chris Murumets



Mike Olsson

VP, Human Resources and Professional Development

PCL Construction

John Papas

Assistant VP, Business Effectiveness


Anna Petosa

Vice President, Talent

Pelmorex Media

Jeff Polovick

Founder, President and CEO

Driving Force

Mark Porter

EVP, People and Culture


Peter Snucins

Founder and CEO


Cheryl Stargratt

Chief People Officer


Stuart L. Suls

President and CEO

Mr. Lube Canada

Sofia Theodorou

SVP, Talent & Workplace


Carolyn Tyrie

Director, Human Resources

Harry Rosen

Liz Volk

VP, Human Resources

 Longos Brothers Fruit Market Inc.

Charlie Guy

Chief People Officer

 World Vision Canada

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Sarah Kavanagh


ICD Ontario Chapter

Bob MacDonald


Wakefield Canada Inc.

Dave Perkins

Retired CEO

Molson Coors Canada

Mike Cordoba

CEO and Partner

Empresario Capital Partners

Alim Somani



Steve Parker

Chairman & CEO

CCL Group Inc.

David Patchell-Evans

Founder and CEO

Goodlife Fitness

Ashley Cooper

President & CEO

Paladin Security Group Ltd.

Marc Kielburger



Founded by Waterstone Human Capital and MacKay CEO Forums, Canada’s Most Admired CEO™ runs in conjunction with the Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ program and recognizes the country’s most admired CEO’s.

This national program, annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. Ten winners are selected from each of the

four categories.

(Founder & Presenter)

Culture Connection

Culture isn't just connected to performance; it drives performance. Today's top companies invest in their corporate culture because they know corporate culture is the single greatest competitive advantage they have.

The Waterstone Culture Dashboard™ is an annual survey of your team members that is designed to help you do two things: to identify and articulate your culture; and, to benchmark your culture against the behaviours that drive winning cultures – specifically, those of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™.

Building Great Organizations

By helping our clients with cultural talent management services, we help organizations unleash the power of their corporate culture, to drive performance and growth.