KARIN ZABEL

Director, Vice-Chair and Chair of the Audit Committee, is a Chartered Accountant and has over 25 years of experience in the private and public sectors. From 1998 to 2009 Karin was a Vice-President, of the Canadian Tourism Commission, including being the Chief Financial Officer of the Commission. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from

HANNY TOXOPEUS

Director, retired in 2013 after serving as Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX). For the previous 16 years of her public service career she was responsible for major international governance projects which were designed to share Canadian public sector expertise. Hanny is a graduate of

DAVID PLUNKETT

Director, retired from the Public Service of Canada after a 34-year career. David joined the Foreign Affairs and International Trade as a Trade Policy Officer and went on multiple postings to Geneva, Washington, D.C., and London. In his last posting in Brussels he served as Ambassador of Canada to the EU until his retirement in

TOM MACDONALD

Director, retired from Global Affairs Canada in 2016 after 41 years. His appointments included Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, (2012-2015), Canadian Consul General, Sydney, Australia (2007-2011), Director General, Central, Eastern & Southern Europe (2004-2007), Ambassador to Argentina & Paraguay (2001-2004), Minister (Commercial/Economic) at the Canadian High Commission in London & Canada’s Alternate Director at the European

BLAKE JOHNSTON

Director, is President of Diligence Public Affairs Inc. and has over 18 years of experience in politics and public affairs. He spent 6 years as an advisor to federal cabinet ministers in three portfolios, and over a decade since in public affairs with a focus on regulatory policy and risk management communications, primarily for clients

PATRICIA HASSARD

Director and Secretary, retired in 2013 after a 30-year career in the federal Public Service. After holding senior management positions with Emergency Management and National Security Branch, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada, she spent her final 6 years as Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office. Patricia obtained her Bachelor of

MONIQUE COLLETTE

Director and Treasurer, retired from the Public Service of Canada after a career spanning 37 years. She has a vast experience in the fields of economic and social development and management. A translator by profession, she rose to the highest rank of the Public Service of Canada, that is that of Deputy Minister and her

BOB BALDWIN

Director, is an Ottawa-based pension consultant. He is a director of Addenda Capital and chairs the board of trustees of a multi-employer pension plan. Past assignments include Director of the Social and Economic Policy Department at the Canadian Labour Congress, Director of PSP Investments and member and Chair of the Canada Pension Plan Advisory Board.

PHILLIP CHARKO

Director and Chair, has extensive experience in the fields of pensions, benefits, and compensation and played a significant role in the establishment of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board. Before retiring in December 2008, he was the Assistant Secretary, Pension & Benefits Sector, Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada. He has a postgraduate degree in Canadian

BLAIR COOPER

President and CEO, Blair was appointed President and CEO on January 1, 2010. He joined Tradex as a Vice-President in August 2000, following years of increasing responsibilities with the Bank of Montreal. At the time of leaving the bank, he was Community (Group) Manager in the North Bay area. Blair is a CFA Charterholder. He is