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Board of Directors

Marrianne Bridge, FCPA, FCA, B Math

Marrianne Bridge

A member of the CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors since February 1, 2015, Marrianne Bridge is formerly Deputy Director, Compliance, Strategy and Risk in the Compliance and Registrant Regulation Branch (CRR) of the Ontario Securities Commission. She joined the branch in 2001 as Manager, Compliance, was appointed Deputy Director, Compliance in 2013, and has had her current responsibilities since August 2013. The CRR branch is responsible for registration and oversight of approximately 1,300 firms (and approximately 65,000 individuals) in Ontario, including portfolio managers, exempt market dealers, investment fund managers and scholarship plan dealers.

From 1995 to 2014, Marrianne was actively involved in the CPA profession as a member of the Council of the former Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO) (now Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario), as a member of the Management Advisory Committee, and as Chair and a member of various Council committees. She was also previously Chair of the Discipline Committee of the ICAO.

She has also had various volunteer roles with not-for-profit entities such as the Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario division), Community Head Injury Resources Services of Ontario, and St. John Ambulance Council for Ontario Resources Committee.

Marrianne graduated with a Bachelors of Math degree from the University of Waterloo in 1981, obtained her CA designation in 1982 and was appointed a fellow of the ICAO in 2009.

Currently, Marrianne serves as the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and is a member of the Conduct Review Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee of CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors.

Amy Bryson, BA (Hon), LL.B, ICD.D

Amy Bryson

A member of the CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors since May 8, 2008, Amy is currently the Chair of the Board. She is the Director of HBA Recruiting & Admissions at Ivey Business School, Western University. Prior to taking on this challenge, she practiced corporate commercial law in London, Ontario, for 12 years, 11 of them with McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP. Her experience in corporate law, financings, and mergers and acquisitions in the insurance industry, is an invaluable asset to the organization.

Deeply committed to her community, Amy served for nine years as a Director and held various offices, including President of Main Street London Revitalization Organization. As well, she served for many years as a member of the Better Business Bureau's Charitable Review Committee and is a former member of the Ministry and Personnel Committee at Metropolitan United Church. Currently, she serves as a member of the Huron University College Executive Board, is Chair of its Student Affairs Committee and also serves on its Governance Committee.

Along with her role as Chair of the Board, she currently sits on all committees of CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors.

Reta Coburn, MBA

Reta Coburn

A member of the CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors since May 2, 2013, Reta Coburn is the founder of Aspiring Leaders, a leadership coaching and business consultancy firm. Prior to this, Reta was Chief Operating Officer of the law firm WeirFoulds LLP where she was responsible for advancing the firm's strategy and its operations and administration. However, most of her career was spent in the title insurance industry in Canada. In 2009, she was appointed President for Fidelity National Financial’s Canadian operation, where she oversaw the company’s business plan and growth strategies, financial performance, operational and service delivery effectiveness, and shared service functions. She originally joined Fidelity in 2005 to lead their insurance company and held the position of Senior Vice President for Chicago Title Insurance Company's Canadian operation. Prior to this, she spent seven years as Vice President at the Canadian Division and Chief Agent of Stewart Title Guaranty Company.

Reta completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program and obtained her ICD designation, holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Business and a Management Studies diploma from McMaster University.

Reta is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Conduct Review Committee of CAA Club Group's Board of Directors. She is the Chair of the Board of Orion Travel Insurance Company and is a member of both the Orion Audit and Risk, and Orion Conduct Review committees.

Rehana Doobay

Rehana Doobay

Rehana Doobay is a senior Human Resources leader with over 20 years’ experience in corporate HR roles. Her leadership of Human Resources departments at Baxter Corporation, Shoppers Drug Mart and American Express has contributed to her breadth of experience. Her business expertise spans Financial Services Healthcare, Information Technology, Retail and Sales. Rehana has worked in global organizations embracing the benefits of a diverse workforce; her broad experience enables her to bring a wide knowledge base to business issues.

Her ability to partner with senior leaders in building team effectiveness, corporate culture and promoting a talent mindset are key assets in supporting her business colleagues. Her international experience enhances her ability to view challenges from multiple perspectives. She is driven by her passion to help organizations and individuals achieve their goals.

Outside of work, Rehana enjoys community involvement. She serves as Chair on the Board of Yellow Brick House and was former Board Chair at 360Kids. She has been an active community volunteer through a variety of non-profit organizations and events. Rehana holds a Bachelor degree from the University of West Glamorgan and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University. She has pursued excellence in HR and leadership through the CHRP designation, programs at the Michigan University and the Rotman School of Business.

Currently, Rehana serves as Chair of the Human Resources Committee and is a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee of CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors.

Brent Fawkes, MAcc

Brent Fawkes

Brent joined the CAA Manitoba Board in 2015 and is now a member of the CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors.

Brent is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience in accounting, finance and tax. Over the past 18 years at Standard Aero Limited, one of the world's largest independent providers of aircraft engine and component services, he has acquired extensive knowledge in financing, M&A activity including new business start-up worldwide. Mr. Fawkes is currently Vice-President, Finance, a position he has held since 2005, overseeing external and corporate reporting, budgeting and treasury management.

His other Board experience includes:

  • Board Member, Medicure Inc., 2013-Present (Chair – Audit Committee)
  • Board Member, Twins AA Hockey Association, 2012-2014
  • Board Member, Fort Garry North Hockey Association, 2007-2011

Currently, Brent serves as Chair of the Conduct Review Committee and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Manitoba Advisory Committee of CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors.

William Graham, MBA (with Distinction); B.Sc. (Eng), P.Eng. (ret’d)

William Graham

A member of the CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors since 2003, Bill Graham is an Executive-in-Residence, International MBA Program at the Schulich School of Business, York University and is the President of the Schulich Global Alumni Network. He also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board of Schulich and is a Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

His career highlights include being President & CEO, member of the Board of Proponix (Canada) Inc., Proponix Pty Limited, Proponix (Australia) Pty Limited and affiliates (now CGI 360); Asia Pacific Institutional Banking Head, Citibank N.A., Singapore; Interim Head of Citibank Canada and Managing Director, Financial Institutions and Transactions Services, Citibank Canada.

Currently, Bill serves on the Government and Community Relations Committee and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Conduct Review Committee of CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors. He is also the past Chair of the CAA National Board of Directors.

Paul Jacuzzi, MBA

Paul Jacuzzi

Paul joined the CAA Manitoba Board in 2014 and served as Vice-Chair until 2016. He is now a member of the CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors.

He is CEO of Waterite Inc., his family-owned manufacturing and distribution business headquartered in Winnipeg. His 35-year career has been spent primarily in the commercial plumbing and waterworks industries in executive management roles. These have included: Vice President Sales and Marketing, Mueller Canada Inc.; Vice President and General Manager, Clow Canada and Executive Vice-President, Watts Industries (Canada), Inc.

He has extensive experience in CNC machine shop and foundry management, collective bargaining and labour relations, mergers and acquisitions and in directing national marketing and promotional campaigns.

His other Board experience includes:

  • Board Member, Canadian Water Quality Association, 2002-2006 (Vice Chair, 2005-2006)
  • Board Member, Balmoral Hall School, Winnipeg, MB, 2003-2008
  • Board Member, Manitoba Italian Chamber of Commerce, 2002-2009 (President, 2005-2010)
  • Board Member, Misericordia Health Centre Foundation, 2007-2010 (Golf Chair, 2007-2010)
  • Chair, Moving Forward Together Campaign, 2009-2012

Currently, Paul is a member of the Government and Committee Relations Committee and the Manitoba Advisory Committee of CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors.

Sheila Kingston, BSc

Sheila Kingston

Sheila Kingston is an Underwriting Consultant, providing underwriting and risk management services to the life insurance industry. She retired in 2014 after 38 years in the life insurance industry having held leadership roles in underwriting, claims management, new business operations and customer service. In addition to leadership roles in the insurance operation, she was a key member of the team responsible for the automation of the sales, underwriting and procurement process for life insurance as well as corporate initiatives such as Business Continuity Planning.

Sheila holds a Kinesiology degree from the University of Waterloo, is a Fellow of the Academy of Life Underwriters and a Fellow of the Life Insurance Management Institute. She served on the Canadian Institute of Life Underwriters Executive as Chair and held positions on Industry Committees in the U.S. and Canada. She is a member of the local United Way Cabinet and has worked on various committees as a volunteer.

Currently, Sheila is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, the Conduct Review Committee and the Human Resources Committee of CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors.

Bill Ladyman, MBA, CIM, FMA

Bill Ladyman

Bill Ladyman joined the CAA Manitoba Board in 2005 and served as Chair from 2012-2015. He served as Vice Chair from 2010-2011 and has Chaired the Executive, Public & Government Affairs, Investment and Merger Committees. He has been on the CAA National Board since 2014, where he has been a member of the Audit and Governance committees.

Bill joined the CAA Club Group Board of Directors in 2016.

Bill is a Portfolio Manager and Financial Planner with HollisWealth Wealth, a division of Industrial Alliance Securities Inc. There, Bill works with helps his clients accumulate, grow and protect their wealth. Bill has offices in Winnipeg and Toronto and has been building his practice across Canada over the past fourteen years.

Bill was recently elected to the Manitoba District Council of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).

Currently, Bill is a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee and the Manitoba Advisory Committee of CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors. He is also a director on the CAA National Board.

Janet Lafortune, BA, AICB, C.DIR

Janet Lafortune

A member of the CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors since 2009, Janet Lafortune is a partner in Lafortune & Associates, located in Peterborough, Ontario, consulting in the areas of marketing and strategic planning. Janet also serves as a Board Director of The Stewart Group, which operates facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, providing global customers with a wide array of products and services.

Janet’s career highlights include 21 years with PepsiCo/Quaker Oats Canada where she held positions including V.P. Marketing, Director Information Services, and Operations Services Manager. She previously held progressive management positions with CIBC.

Janet is a past Board Chair, Peterborough Utilities Inc., and was formerly a Director of City of Peterborough Holdings Co Inc. Janet holds the designation Chartered Director, having completed the Director Education program through The Directors College of University of McMaster’s DeGroote School of Business.

An active volunteer, Janet currently sits on the Board of Trustees of Lakefield College School. Past directorships include United Way of Canada – Centraide Canada, Showplace Peterborough Performance Centre, Performers for Literacy (Toronto) and Hospice Peterborough.

Currently, Janet serves as the Vice Chair of the Human Resources Committee and is a member of the Government and Community Relations Committee of CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors. She is also a director on the CAA National Board.

Don Main

Don Main

Don Main joined the Board of CAA Manitoba in 1991 and served as its Chair from 1996 to 1999. He has been a member of the CAA National Board since 1999 and completed a two year term as Chair in 2005. He is now a member of the CAA Club Group’s Board Directors.

Since 1978, Mr. Main has been President of Pik-A-Dilly Trailer Sales (1978) Ltd. - a Recreational Vehicle dealership. He is President of Main Group, Inc. a holding company that has held ownership interest in a variety of retail operations ranging from Office Supplies to retail Furniture, Appliance and Electronics sales as well as a Trade Show Rental Display Company. Main Group, Inc. also holds an ownership interest in a Recreational Vehicle Dealership in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

His other Board experience includes:

  • Elected to the AAA Board in 2006, serving as Secretary from 2012-2013 and Vice-Chair from 2013-2015
  • Past Chair of the Board of Club Auto Roadside Services Limited
  • Chair of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers’ Association of Canada from 1999-2001 and served four years as the Canadian member on the Board of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers’ Association – America
  • Board Member, Brandon Chamber of Commerce
  • Chair, Provincial Exhibition Summer Fair
  • Chair, Keystone Centre (Brandon)
  • Chair, VIP’s and Protocol, World Junior Hockey Tournament

Currently, Don is a member of the Human Resources Committee and the Manitoba Advisory Committee of CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors. He also sits on the CAA National Board and is a Past Chair (2015-2017) of the AAA (American Automobile Association) Board.

Anthony Salerno, BA, MA, MBA

Anthony Salerno

A member of the CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors since 2010, Anthony Salerno’s extensive career in the public sector includes a number of senior positions with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Finance, including CEO of the Ontario Financing Authority. In the private sector, he was Managing Director of Government Investment Banking at BMO Nesbitt Burns and has also served on a number of Boards in both the private and public sectors.

Currently, Anthony serves as Chair of the Government and Community Relations Committee and is a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee of CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors.

Ethel J. Taylor

A member of the CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors since May 2, 2013, Ethel has over 30 years of experience in retail management and leadership development. Ethel began her career with Sears Canada, holding various positions, including her appointment in 1984 as Canada's first female department store manager. After progressive management roles, she was appointed Senior Vice President and Officer of Sears Canada.

Ethel later joined Black's Photography as CEO. During her tenure as CEO for Black’s, she led the management group in the sale of the company to TELUS in September 2009. Ethel retired from Black’s in 2013.

A graduate of Ryerson University, Ethel, her husband and son reside in the Toronto area. She is a past director of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Retail Council of Canada. In 2004-2005 and 2007-2008, Ethel was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Women.

She is currently a director of the Trillium Health Foundation and is the Chair of the Board of Espera Cooper NA.

Along with her role as Vice Chair of the Board, she is currently the Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee, and sits on all committees of CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors.