2023/24 Board of Directors Announcement
The London Chamber extends a warm welcome to our newly elected Board Members, approved at the Annual General Meeting on October 26, 2023.
Our Governance and Nominations Committee issued a Call for Expressions of Interest to the membership seeking interest in serving on the Board or any one of the Chamber’s five committees. This was an entirely new process under our new bylaws. We were overwhelmed with an incredible response from a total of 54 individuals. The expressions of interest were received and vetted by the Committee through the lenses of (i) the Board Composition Report including skills matrix, (ii) the Diversity Policy passed by the Board on January 27, 2023, and (iii) the Chamber’s commitment to the Government of Canada’s 50/30 Challenge.
The Committee developed a survey to inform the decision-making process taking into account the lenses above. Based upon their initial written submissions, the Committee selected 16 candidates of special interest - all of whom were asked to complete an additional more detailed survey.
After reviewing the 16 surveys, the Committee invited 8 candidates for interviews. The Committee considered the responses of the candidates and their various skills and attributes in the context of the noted lenses and strategic priorities of the Chamber. As a result, the Committee determined that it was in the best interests of the Chamber to nominate 4 individuals to join the Board of Directors and to recommend the appointment of the remaining 4 individuals to various committee roles based upon their skills and interests.
A since thank you to our Past Chair, James Whittaker, Enbridge Gas, and our retiring Board Member Paul Guenette, CertaPro Painters.
Incoming 2023/24 Board of Directors:Evan Klassen, Grand Theatre
Abhi Mukherjee, London Health Sciences Centre,
Ashley Sisco, Sisco & Associates Consulting Inc.
Simon Trevarthen, Fanshawe College
Heather Wright, Chair, EY Canada
Rhonda Choja, Vice Chair, Libro Credit Union
Dipesh Parmar, Treasurer, PwC Canada
Returning Board Members:Steven Cooper, matter architectural studio inc.
David Lyons, Lerners LLP
Steve Levschuck, Talbot Marketing
Kim K.C. Ly, Borders Immigration Consultancy
Melissa Maloney, TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario
Linda Nuhn, RBC
Kerry Robbins, TD Bank Group
Teresa Van Ray, The Whole Pig