Marrianne Bridge, FCPA, FCA, B Math
A member of the CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors since February, 2015, Marrianne Bridge was formerly Deputy Director, Compliance, Strategy and Risk in the Compliance and Registrant Regulation Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission.
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. Currently Marrianne is a volunteer with the Neilson Park Creative Centre.
Marrianne graduated with a Bachelors of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo in 1981, obtained her CA designation in 1982 and was appointed a fellow of the ICAO in 2009.
Marrianne is the Chair of the Board of CAA Club Group and CAA Insurance and sits on all the Committees. Marrianne also sits on the Board and on all the Committees of Orion Travel Insurance Company and Echelon Insurance.
Quentin Broad, BA, MBA
A member of the CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors since May 2022, Quentin Broad has recently retired from his role as Managing Director of Capitalize for Kids, a not-for-profit organization that provides pro-bono consulting services to kids’ mental health agencies across Canada. C4K facilitates a better understanding of an organization’s operational challenges, co-creates data-informed solutions and then undertakes the change management and implementation steps necessary (including funding where required) to improve the business outcomes and build greater capacity.
His former roles at CIBC World Markets include Managing Director, Head of Global Equity Sales, Head of Global Research, Head of Global Equity Research and Equity Research Analyst covering banking and property and casualty insurance sectors. In addition to roles in the equity capital markets, Quentin has been an investment banker, a corporate lender and led a human resources department. He is also a board member of the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation (MGHF) and an Honorary Governor of McMaster University. During his tenure on various boards, he chaired the investment committee of the McMaster endowment funds, chaired the pension investment committee at CIBC and serves on the governance committee at MGHF.
Quentin graduated from McMaster University in 1986 with his BA and in 1988 with his MBA. In 2010, Quentin was recognized by the Investment Industry Association of Canada as the Future Leader Scholarship Award winner for the Securities Industry Institute at Wharton. In 2020, he was recognized with the Wayne C. Fox Distinguished Alumni award at McMaster.
Quentin is a member of the Investment Committees of CAA Club Group and CAA Insurance Company and is the Chair of Echelon Insurance’s Investment Committee. He also sits on Echelon’s Governance and Nominating Committee. Quentin is a Board Member of Orion Travel Insurance Company.
Brian Chu, J.D.
A member of the CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors since December 8, 2020, Brian Chu is a founding partner of the Toronto law firm Bogart Robertson & Chu LLP. His practice involves serving his institutional and large corporate clients with their transactions in the areas of commercial real estate and commercial mortgage lending.
Brian has extensive public sector board experience in the areas of regulatory affairs, energy, post-secondary education, arts, culture and government relations through his current and previous positions as Vice-Chair of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), Vice-Chair of Toronto Hydro Corporation, Chair of the Ontario Science Centre, Chair of the Ontario College of Art and Design and Vice-Chair of the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto. He is currently a director on the board of MCAN Mortgage Corporation, a TSX listed company.
Brian is the Chair of the Human Resources Committee and is a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee of CAA Club Group and CAA Insurance Company. He also sits on the Echelon Insurance Board and is the Chair of the Human Resources Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk, Conduct Review and the Governance and Nominating Committees. He is a Director on the Board and Committees of Orion Travel Insurance Company.
Reta Coburn, MBA, ICD.D
A member of the CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors since May 2, 2013, Reta Coburn is the founder of Aspiring Leaders, a boutique leadership coaching practice. Reta’s career prior to this has been primarily focused within the title insurance industry. She has held a range of roles, including COO of a leading Toronto law firm, President of Fidelity National Financial’s Canadian arm and executive-level roles Chicago Title Insurance Company and Stewart Title Guaranty Company.
Reta completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program and obtained her ICD designation, is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, 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 Governance and Nominating Committee and Investment Committee of CAA Club Group and CAA Insurance Company's Board of Directors. Reta is also the Chair of the Echelon Insurance and Orion Travel Insurance Company Boards and sits on all of their respective Committees.
Jean Desgagne, CPA, CA and ICD.D
Jean Desgagne is a corporate director, consultant, and advisor. He is a Director and Chair of CPA Ontario, Chairs the Internal Audit Committee of the Province of Ontario, IT Sector, and is a member of the Boards of BDO Canada, 3iQ Digital Holdings, Canada Stablecorp and LumiQ Learning. He actively works as an advisor to a number of startups in the fintech, data, learning, platforms, and other spaces.
His former roles include President & CEO, Global Solutions, Insights & Analytics and President & CEO, Global Enterprise Services both with the TMX Group. He was also the President & CEO of the Canadian Depository for Securities. He has held a series of senior executive roles in Global Financial Services organizations including TD Bank, BMO Bank of Montreal and UBS. In these roles, he served on the Boards of the Canadian Depository for Securities, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corp, TSX Trust, Trayport Ltd. and the Board and Executive Committee of the Americas' Central Securities Depositories Association.
Jean is actively involved in the community and is Chair of the Toronto Deans Advisory Board for the Telfer School of Management. He is an Executive in Residence at the school. He has held Board roles with community organizations, including the Jean Tweed Centre, Adoption Council of Ontario, Alcohol and Drugs Concerns, Providence Centre Foundation, and Conseil des Organismes Francophone du Toronto Metropolitain.
Jean has a Bachelor of Commerce from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa and has completed the Fintech Program at the Said School of Management at Oxford University. He is recognized as a CPA, CA and ICD.D. He was awarded the Trudeau Medal from the Telfer School of Management and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.
Jean is the Vice Chair of the Board of CAA Club Group and CAA Insurance Company and sits on all the Committees. He is the Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee. Jean also sits on the Board and on all the Committees of Echelon Insurance and Orion Travel Insurance Company.
A member of the CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors since May 2014, 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.
Rehana is a Board Director of CAA Club Group and CAA Insurance Company and a member of the Human Resources Committee and the Government and Community Relations Committee.
William (Bill) Furlong, MBA, ICD.D
Bill Furlong is a thought leader, author, director, regulator and has held management, executive and governance roles across many industries and sectors including Research and Development, Automobile Manufacturing, Banking and Capital Markets, Regulatory Agencies, Insurance, and Not-For-Profits.
Bill has been an Executive-in-Residence at the Ivey Business School since 2013, focusing on Leader Character within the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership. He has co-authored essays on Leader Character that have been published by MIT Sloan Management Review, Business Law International and the Global Risk Institute. In 2020 Bill founded and with Dr. Mary Crossan co-hosts the podcast “Question of Character”. He is a co-author of The Character Compass which is expected to be published in early 2024.
Since April 2022 Bill has been a Part-Time Adjudicator with the newly formed Capital Markets Tribunal which is assigned the power to conduct hearings and make decisions under Ontario securities law. From 2015 to 2019 Bill was a Part-Time Commissioner at the Ontario Securities Commission, was a member of their Board and for part of that time chaired the Commission’s Audit and Finance Committee.
From 1994 to 2012 Bill held strategic leadership roles at TD Securities including Global Head of Asset Securitization, Global Head of Middle Office (UK) and Global Head, Trading Business Management. Bill retired from TD Securities in 2012 as Vice Chair.
Currently, Bill sits on the Boards of CAA Club Group and each of its operating subsidiaries CAA Insurance, Echelon Insurance and Orion Insurance. He serves as Vice Chair of Echelon Insurance as well as chairing its Governance and Nominating Committee. He is Chair of the Conduct Review Committee for CAA Insurance and Echelon Insurance. He is Chair of the Investment Committee for CAA Club Group and CAA Insurance. He sits on the Audit and Risk Committee for CAA Club Group and each of its operating subsidiaries and is a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee of CAA Club Group, CAA Insurance.
Sheila Kingston, BSc
A member of the CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors since May 2016, Sheila Kingston held several leadership roles in the life insurance underwriting, claims and risk management area. Most recently, Sheila was a consultant offering reinsurance underwriting, risk management, as well as expert witness services to the insurance industry.
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. An active volunteer in her community, Sheila is currently Vice President of the Board of Directors of Maltby Centre, an agency providing therapy and family support to children and youth living with the mental health and autism challenges.
Sheila is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, Conduct Review Committee, the Government and Community Relations Committee and is Board Director of CAA Club Group and CAA Insurance Company’s Board of Directors.
Christina Litz is the Chief Brand & Commercial Officer for True North Sports + Entertainment (TNSE). TNSE owns and operates Canada Life Centre, the Winnipeg Jets (NHL), the Manitoba Moose (AHL), the hockey for all centre and the Burton Cummings Theatre. Christina leads strategy and operations for the Marketing, Partnerships & Premium, Ticketing, Content & Communication departments at TNSE.
Christina has a long history in marketing, digital and strategy leadership roles at some of Canada’s leading sports and entertainment companies.
In sports, she was Vice President, Business Development & Revenue at Woodbine Entertainment Group, Canada’s largest operator of professional horseracing in Canada and a multi-dimensional entertainment business. Prior to this she was Chief Marketing, Digital & Strategy Officer at the Canadian Football League.
On the entertainment side, Christina was VP, Digital Content & Engagement for Corus Entertainment and led all digital and social media operations for Corus’ tv brands. Prior to Corus, Christina was at Rogers Media, where she led their digital pureplay business including iVillage.ca, Sweetspot and Branchez-Vous.
A lawyer, Christina first stepped into the multi-platform media world while doing Business Affairs at CHUM Radio & Television and later CTV where she supported the launch of MuchMusic’s digital video player and negotiated CTV’s first iTunes deal. Following CTV, she led business development efforts for the TELUS Content team, helping secure and distribute content through all TELUS’ platforms.
Christina is a graduate of the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law and briefly practiced law at Torys.
Christina is a member of Human Resources Committee and Government and Community Relations Committee and a Board Director of the CAA Club Group and CAA Insurance Company.
Heather Reichert, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D
Heather retired from Manitoba Public Insurance as Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in February 2017. Before joining MPI, Heather held the position of Deputy Minister of Advanced Education and Literacy with the Manitoba government. She has also held senior roles at Manitoba Health, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, the City of Winnipeg and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Heather was awarded the inaugural Canadian College of Health Service Executives Leadership Award for exemplary leadership skills and commitment to excellence.
In her CFO role, Heather was responsible for the Corporation's financial activities, including financial policies, actuarial services, reserving practices, strategic planning, investments, and reinsurance, Her division was also responsible for providing strategic oversight and management of the Corporation’s premises and real estate investments, as well as data analytics.
Heather has been a member of the: University of Manitoba Board, including Chair of their Audit Committee; United Way of Winnipeg Board as well as the Chair of their Finance & Administration Committee; St Boniface Hospital Foundation Board and its Audit & Finance Committee; and after several years on the board of CA Manitoba, culminated her involvement in the profession as Chair of CPA Manitoba.
Heather is the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Conduct Review Committee, Human Resources Committee and Governance and Nominating Committee of CAA Club Group, CAA Insurance Company and Echelon Insurance. She is also a member of the Board, Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and member of Conduct Review Committee of Orion Travel Insurance Company.
Brenda Rideout is a corporate director and past senior executive with extensive experience in digital technologies, customer experience, strategy and marketing.
She is the former President and CEO of Tangerine Bank of Canada (formerly ING Direct). During her tenure with ING Group she held the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), and Chief Operations Officer (COO) positions.
Brenda has over 30 years Canadian and Global experience. During her tenure she has held permanent management positions in banking, insurance and retail sectors, as well as having worked as a Director for a prestigious IT Consulting firm. Brenda has been very active on boards and in the community and currently sits on the Board of Directors for Home Equity Bank.
In 2018, Brenda was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. In 2008, she was the recipient of the CIO of the Year award from Deloitte/CATA and in 2007 she was awarded the Most Innovative CIO award from Bank Systems and Technology magazine. Brenda has served on a number of Boards and Advisory Councils.
Brenda has a quest for knowledge. She completed a Director Education Program with the Canadian Board Diversity Council. She attended the Executive Leadership program at Fuqua School of Business (Duke University) and Strategy: Building and Sustaining Competitive Advantage at Harvard Business School. She completed an Executive Management Program at Queens University, holds a Masters Certificate in Innovation from the Schulich School of Business and completed a Computer Science program with honours at Seneca College.
Brenda is the Chair of the Government and Community Relations Committee, and is a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee, Human Resources Committee and Boards of the CAA Club Group and CAA Insurance Company’s Board of Directors. Brenda also sits on the Board of the Echelon Insurance and Orion Travel Insurance Company and serves as a member of the Audit and Risk and Conduct Review Committee of these Companies.