Category Archives: Insider

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A force in finance

Insider: Steve Hudson
December 16th, 2014

Who Steve Hudson, CEO and chairman of Element Financial Corp. (TSX:EFN) of Toronto, which he took public in 2011 to finance the acquisition of receivables in key verticals including commercial and vendor financing, rail, aviation and fleet management. Element has … Continue reading

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A deeper bench

Insider: Mark Healy
October 30th, 2014

Who Mark Healy, president and CEO, CST Trust Co. (CST) and American Stock Transfer & Trust Co. (AST), part of the Australian-based Link Group. Involvement This spring, AST bought D.F. King & Co. Inc., of New York, one of the … Continue reading

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A CEO entrance interview

Insider: Ravi Saligram
August 27th, 2014

  Who Ravi Saligram, chief executive officer and director of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. (TSX:RBA), the world’s largest industrial auctioneer, based in Burnaby, B.C., with operations in 25 countries and 44 auction sites worldwide, and 2013 revenue of $467 million. … Continue reading

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Reporting gets strategic

Insider: Paul Druckman
April 21st, 2014

Who Paul Druckman, chief executive officer of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). The IIRC hit a major milestone in December with its release of the international integrated reporting framework, a roadmap for companies that want to begin integrated reporting. … Continue reading

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Tough times? It’s IR as usual

Insider: David Garofalo
February 26th, 2014

Who David Garofalo, president and CEO HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX:HBM), one of Canada’s few mid-tier mining companies, producing gold, copper, zinc and silver, with projects in development in North and South America. Involvement Garofalo, who was appointed CEO at HudBay … Continue reading

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Scenes at a standoff

Insider: Robin Goad
December 16th, 2013

Who Robin Goad, president, CEO and founder of Fortune Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FT), a diversified miner headquartered in London, Ont., with several properties in Canada. Of those, the closest to launch is its NICO metals mine in Northwest Territories, where construction … Continue reading

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United they stand-ardize

Insider: Kevin Dancey
September 16th, 2013

Who Kevin Dancey, president and CEO of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, the new (January 2013) umbrella certification program under which Canada’s three former accounting designations—chartered accountants (CAs), certified management accountants (CMAs) and certified general accountants (CGAs)—are now being united. … Continue reading

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New kid on the board

Insider: Gerald Grandey
June 18th, 2013

Who Gerald Grandey, director at Canadian Oil Sands Ltd., Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. and Sandspring Resources Ltd.; former president and CEO of Cameco Corp. of Saskatoon (2003-2011) Involvement Two years ago this July, Gerald Grandey made the transition from … Continue reading

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Governance attachée

Insider: Judy Cotte
April 15th, 2013

Who Vice-president policy and governance, RBC Global Asset Management; country correspondent to the International Corporate Governance Network. Involvement Following a decade of shareholder activism in the 1980s, the U.S.-based Council of Institutional Investors in 1993 began canvassing European pension funds … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the ranks

Mining leaders say there’s a dearth of new executive talent in their industry—a lost generation—that can only be replaced through specialized education and training. Enter the first-ever MBA in global mining management
February 25th, 2013

Insider Richard Ross Who Executive-in-Residence and director of Schulich School of Business’s MBA in Global Mining Management; former chairman and CEO of Inmet Mining Corp. Involvement Last September, York University’s Schulich School of Business launched the first-ever MBA specialization in … Continue reading

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Corruption fighter

Transparency International, the anti-corruption watchdog, says Canada is improving its policing of offshore bribery and corruption. TI’s chair, Canadian Huguette Labelle, puts our performance—and the problem—in perspective
December 6th, 2012

Insider Huguette Labelle Who Chair, Transparency International Involvement While she lives in Ottawa, and spent 19 years as a deputy minister, Huguette Labelle, chair of the global anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI), now does most of her higher-profile work outside … Continue reading

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Risk becomes us

Risk management in the financial sector is something Canadians are good at. It’s also an area where most of the world needs some help. The Global Risk Institute intends to lead the way in disseminating that expertise
September 26th, 2012

Insider Paul Cantor Who Chair of the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services Involvement In a post-Great Recession, post-liquidity crisis, LIBOR-tainted economic environment, risk management is top of mind for many institutions. It is within that context that the Global … Continue reading

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Through a glass, murkily

After waiting nearly two years for the federal government to clarify the criteria used to rule on foreign takeovers, one senior member of the M&A community says the latest changes fall short
June 17th, 2012

Insider Subrata Bhattacharjee Who Partner, co-chair, national trade and competition group, Heenan Blaikie Involvement Eighteen months after the Conservative government killed BHP Billiton’s attempted takeover of Saskatchewan Potash Corp., it’s just unveiled long- promised amendments to the Investment Canada Act to … Continue reading

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Banking on better boards

Canada’s superintendent of financial institutions is bringing down new corporate governance guidelines for Canadian banks. Her aim: boards that are better at holding management to account
March 16th, 2012

Insider Julie Dickson Who Superintendent, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Involvement Three years ago, The New York Times said Julie Dickson had moved from bureaucratic obscurity to become a minor celebrity for her role in keeping Canada’s banking system … Continue reading

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Good, better, best

Canadian boards can expect a familiar message when they take their first calls from Stephen Erlichman, new executive director of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance
December 15th, 2011

Insider Stephen Erlichman Who Since September, executive director of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance Involvement The CCGG, which is led by and represents Canadian institutional shareholders, has emerged as the country’s most influential shareholder rights organization. It actively campaigns for … Continue reading

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