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. She currently sits on the board of Neilson Park Creative Centre and chairs their governance committee.
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.
Along with her role as Vice Chair of the Board of CAA Club Group and CAA Insurance, she is currently the Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committees of both companies, and sits on all board Committees. Marrianne also sits on the Board and Committees of Orion Travel Insurance Company and Echelon Insurance.
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.
Currently, Brian and is a member of the Human Resources Committee of CAA Club Group and CAA Insurance Company’s Board of Directors. He is a director on the Board and Committees of Orion Travel Insurance Company and also sits on the Board and Committees of Echelon Insurance.
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 and business consultancy firm. Reta’s career prior to this has been primarily focused within the title insurance industry but has included professional services as well. She has held a range of roles, including COO of a leading Toronto law firm, President of Fidelity National Financial’s Canadian business and executive-level roles both with Fidelity’s insurance underwriter and 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 Governance and Nominating Committee, Investment Committee and the Human Resources Committee of CAA Club Group and CAA Insurance Company’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. Reta also sits on the Board and Committees of Echelon Insurance.
Jean Desgagne, CPA, CA and ICD.D
Jean Desgagne is a corporate director, consultant and advisor to several startups. He is a Director, Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee of CPA Ontario.
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. He has served on the Boards of a number of firms including the Canadian Depository for Securities, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corp, TSX Trust, and Trayport Ltd. He sits on the Boards of a number of startups including World Compass and Luminari.
Jean is actively involved in the community, serving on the Board of Governors of Junior Achievement of Central Ontario and has served on many other community Boards. He is Chair of the Toronto Deans Advisory Board for the Telfer School of Management.
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 Jubilee Medal.
Currently, Jean serves as the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and is a member of the Conduct Review Committee, the Governance and Nominating Committee and the Investment Committee of CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors. Jean is also the Chair of the Conduct Review Committee and the Vice-Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Echelon Insurance.
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 and CAA Insurance Company’s Board of Directors.
Bill Furlong, ICD.D
Bill Furlong (Ivey MBA ’87) is a senior financial services Executive and Regulator with 25+ years of experience, leadership and achievement in Canadian and International Capital Markets. In January 2019 he completed his final term as a Commissioner at the Ontario Securities Commission where he held responsibilities related to Board Oversight, Policy and Adjudication, and was Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee.
He previously held global, senior leadership roles at TD Securities where he retired in 2012 as Vice Chair. Bill is currently an Executive-in-Residence at the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership at Ivey Business School, writing, presenting and lecturing on Leader Character to students and business leaders across North America and the U.K. He is also Vice President of the Board of Eva’s Initiatives, an award-winning charity operating in Toronto providing services to homeless and at-risk youth.
Currently, Bill serves as the Chair of the Investment Committee for CAA Club Group and CAA Insurance Company. He is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, the Conduct Review Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee of CAA Club Group and CAA Insurance Company’s Board of Directors. He is a director on the Board and Committees of Echelon Insurance and also sits on the Board of Orion Travel Insurance Company.
Paul Jacuzzi, MBA
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 the former 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 serves as the Vice-Chair of the Government and Committee Relations Committee and is a member of the Human Resources Committee and Audit and Risk Committee of CAA Club Group and CAA Insurance Company’s Board of Directors.
Sheila Kingston, BSc
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 is a member of the Board of Directors of the Maltby Centre. Sheila has also worked on various committees as a volunteer.
Currently, Sheila 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.
Janet Lafortune, BA, AICB, C.DIR
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 is a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee and the Government and Community Relations Committee of CAA Club Group’s Board of Directors. She is also the Chair of the CAA National Board.
Heather Reichert, FCPA, FCA
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.
She is currently a member of the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee of Echelon Insurance. Heather is also a board member of CAA Club Group and CAA Insurance, vice-chair of the Audit and Risk Committees and chair of Conduct review as well as a member of the Investment Committee.
Brenda Rideout is a corporate director and past senior executive with extensive experience in digital technologies, customer experience, strategy and marketing.
Most recently she served as 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 Marketing Officer (CMO), and Chief Operations Officer (COO) positions.
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 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. She has in depth knowledge in the areas of digital technologies, customer experience, leadership, operations, governance and risk management.
Brenda completed a Computer Sciences program with honours at Seneca as well as an Executive Management Program at Queens University, and holds a Masters Certificate in Innovation from the Schulich School of Business. Brenda completed Strategy: Building and Sustaining Competitive Advantage from the Harvard Business School and attended the Executive Leadership program at Fuqua School of Business (Duke University). In addition, she completed a Director Education Program with the Canadian Board Diversity Council.
She held the Chair position for the Tangerine Investment Boards (TIMI/TIFL). In addition, she was a Director on the Tangerine Bank of Canada Board, the Association of Innovation Professionals and Magnet. Brenda has also been a member of a number of Advisory Boards including the Canadian Revenue Agency, Oracle, HP Computer Associates and Dell. In addition, Brenda led and chaired the Women in Leadership Council at Tangerine/ING Direct.
Currently, Brenda is Vice-Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee, and is a member of the Government and Community Relations Committee; Human Resources Committee and the Audit and Risk Committee of CAA Club Group and CAA Insurance Company’s Board of Directors.
Anthony Salerno, BA, MA, MBA
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 is a member of the Government and Community Relations Committee; Audit and Risk Committee and Conduct Review Committee of CAA Club Group and CAA Insurance Company’s Board of Directors. Anthony also sits on the Investment Committee of CAA Club Group, CAA Insurance Company and Echelon Insurance.