Current Board Directors and Chamber Staff are listed here


illiam Swords                                                      
Chair International Trade Forum

Chief Executive Director (& Company Secretary)

Nigel Bacon

Vice Presidents

Rob Brant
Chair Energy Forum
Managing Partner
McCarthy Tétrault London

Matthew Grisoni
Co-Chair Technology Forum
BU Lead & Vice President Oil, Gas, & Consumer Services

Matthew Moth
Chair Business Development Committee 
Founding Partner 
Madano Partnership
William Smith
Chair Audit Committee
Managing Director, Head of Europe & the Middle East
BMO Capital Markets
Leslie Stephenson
Chair Diversity Committee
Head of Governance & Control, Remediation Management Office UK
HSBC Holdings plc

Hon. Treasurer 

John Younger
Managing Director, Business Owners & Entrepreneurs
RBC WM-International

Board Directors

Martin Autotte
Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets, Europe

Paul Bowes 
Co-Chair Financial Services Forum
Global Commercial Director,
Benchmark Services
Thomson Reuters

Patrick Charbonneau
Managing Director,
Infrastructure Investments (Europe)
PSP Investments

Richie Clark                                                          
Chair SME Forum
Chair Legal & Tax Committee
Partner & Head of Corporate
Fox Williams LLP

John A. Coleman
Agent-General of Québec

James Compston
Senior Vice President, Customer Relationships
& Business Development
SNC-Lavalin UK Ltd

Victor Phillip M. Dahdaleh
Chair Governance Committee
Dadco Group

Bob El-Hawary
Co-Chair Technology Forum
Senior Director, EMEA Carriers & Global Accounts
TCL Corporation (BlackBerry Mobile)

Al Gourley
Co-Chair Mining & Natural Resources Forum
Fasken Martineau LLP

Dirk Heiteprem
Co-Chair Technology Forum
Director, Government Relations EMEA                          

Sir George Iacobescu CBE
CEO & Chairman
Canary Wharf Group Plc

Nick Iliff                                                                  
Co-Chair Mining & Natural Resources Forum
Gowling WLG (UK) LLP

James S. Kinnear
Chairman, CEO & Director
Kinnear Financial Ltd

Dean P. Koumanakos
Managing Partner
Stikeman Elliott London

John Kirwan
Co-Chair Financial Services Forum
MD, Head of GBM Europe & Global Head of Infrastructure
Head of Power & Utilities Europe, LatAm & APAC
Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets

Simon Malin 
Regional Director, Europe 

Chris Morritt
Senior Adviser, Government Relations
Nexen Inc

Peter Noble
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Michael Padua
Managing Director & International Policy Manager
Alberta United Kingdom Office

Rupert Potter
Managing Director -Europe
European Trade & Investment Office
Province of British Columbia

Aaron Rosland
Counsellor (Commercial – Ontario)

Chris Utting
White & Case LLP

Peter Walker
Regional Head, Europe & Asia-Pacific
TD Securities

Observer to the Board

Greg Houlahan
Minister-Counsellor (Commercial/Economic)
& Senior Trade Commissioner
High Commission of Canada 

UK-based Advisors

Derek N. Linfield (London-based)
Director, Cornish Lithium Ltd 
& Non Executive Chairman, Mkango Resources Ltd

Philip M. Cutts (London-based)
NED Scotiabank &
Adviser (& former CEO)
Credit Suisse Private Banking

Canada-based Advisors

Jeffrey G. Sundquist (Alberta-based)
EDC Environmental Group of Companies Inc

William (Bill) Charnetski (Ontario-based)
Formerly Vice President, Corporate Affairs International
Astrazeneca plc

Dave Pryce (Ontario-based)
VP, International Market Expansion
& Global Government Relations
Canopy Growth Corporation

Immediate Past President


Rob Brant                                                                      
Managing Partner
McCarthy Tétrault London


Michael J. Lagopoulos                                                     
Deputy Chairman
Royal Bank of Canada Wealth Management


Victor Phillip M. Dahdaleh                                                 
Dadco Group

Chamber Secretariat

CEO (& Company Secretary)
Nigel Bacon

Business Development & Office Manager
Victoria Teeple
Events & Membership Co-ordinator 
Selma Shennib

Admin Assistant (part-time)
Carey Bates

Admin & Event Assistant (part-time)
Jackie Yu Hon Lam
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