Meet Prostate Cancer Canada’s Board of Directors


Meet Prostate Cancer Canada’s Board of Directors

Ted Nash
Chair, Executive Committee

Prostate-Cancer-Canada-Finals-0135(1).jpgTed Nash most recently served as the Head of Strategic Merchant Banking and Corporate Development at CIBC and was a member of the Wholesale Bank’s Management Committee. He previously headed the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice, served as Senior Vice President of the bank’s Retail Markets group, established the firm’s merchant-banking business in Europe, and worked as a management consultant in North and South America. Mr. Nash entered the banking industry 27 years ago, during which his time has been spent advising companies on strategic and transactional matters. He has been a member of the United Way’s Toronto cabinet, the Penn-Wharton Club’s Toronto Chapter board, the advisory boards of Brookfield Special Situations III and The Walsingham Fund, and the CIBC Children's Miracle Foundation and CIBC Mellon boards.

Donald McInnes
Past Chair

Donald McInnes is the Executive Vice Chairman of Alterra Power Corp., a British Columbia-based renewable power development company with a broad portfolio of clean energy projects.  Donald currently serves as Chairman of the Clean Energy Association of British Columbia and is a director of Prostate Cancer Canada, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award-British Columbia and Yukon Division and is a Governor of the British Columbia Business Council.  He was a participant in the inaugural year (2010) of the SFU Leadership Exchange Program for the Industry Council for Aboriginal Business and was bestowed a Doctor of Technology honoris causa from the BC Institute of Technology in 2009.  As well, he was a finalist for the 2008 and a recipient of the 2011 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Pacific Division Cleantech category. McInnes is a frequent public speaker and contributor to the debate on public policy and the integration and value of clean power.

Sam Whittaker
Chair, Audit and Finance Committee

Sam Whittaker is a partner in Ernst & Young LLP with over 20 years of experience, and serves as the engagement partner for a number of international companies operating primarily in the mining sector.  He is currently the Operations Leader for the Toronto Audit Group, as well as the Toronto assurance leader for the Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice.  Mr. Whittaker was previously the firm's National Director of Recruiting, obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario and holds both Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst designations.


Robert Watson
Vice Chair
Chair, Long Term Strategy Committee

Robert Watson became SaskPower's President in 2010. Before joining SaskPower, Watson served as President and CEO of SaskTel beginning in 2004. Prior to that appointment he held several senior executive positions. Previous positions include: President of Shaw FiberLink Ltd., Shaw Mobilecomm; and WIC Connexus (divisions of Shaw Communications); President and Chief Operating Officer, STN; President and CEO, ACC; Executive Vice-President, Country Manager, Cable & Wireless; Executive Vice-President, Carrier Services; and Vice-President of Business Development, 360 Networks, Engineering, Operations, Customer Service and Chief Quality Officer at Group Telecom. Watson is a graduate in Electrical Technologies from Ryerson University, and has attended the International Executive Development Program at the INSEAD Centre in Fountainbleau, France, as well as the Executive Management Program at Ashridge College in the United Kingdom. He also holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. A recipient of the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal, Watson currently serves as a board member for the Conference Board of Canada, Prostate Cancer Canada, the Information Technology Association of Canada (past chair), the Canadian Electricity Association and the Canadian Nuclear Association. Robert and his wife, Brenda, have two adult children, a son-in-law and a granddaughter.

Dan Amadori
Chair, Fund Development Committee

Dan Amadori founded Lamerac Financial Corp., a mid-market financial advisory services firm, in 1988.  Previously he spent two years as President of a privately held communications company and 12 years in practice with a major international public accounting firm.
Dan joined the PCC Board in 2013 and was appointed as Chair of the Fund Development Committee in 2014.
He has served as an officer/director of approximately 20 public, private and not for profit organizations over the past two decades including the Association for Corporate Growth, the Markham-Stouffville Hospital Foundation, Norcan Petroleum Group, Aeolis Wind Power, Methanol Investment Corp. and Micromem Technologies.
He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, the Financial Executives Institute, the CIBPA, The National Club and York Downs Golf & Country Club.

Charles Pennock
Secretary & Treasurer

Charlie has over 25 years of investment banking experience at both Canadian and international investment banks. Prior to joining Origin, Charlie was Managing Director and Head of Equity Capital Markets at Stonecap Securities, a firm he co-founded. Charlie has extensive industry experience in investment banking, syndication, debt & equity captial markets and bond sales with Blackmount Capital, Midland Walwyn/Merrill Lynch, TD Securities and Richardson Greenshields. Charlie's investment banking activities have included public and private debt & equity financings, M&A and advisory services across industrial products, financial services, real estate, mining and energy. Charlie graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queens University.

John Boynton

John Boynton was appointed Cheif Marketing Officer by Aimia in Canada in September 2014. John is responsible for accelerating the development of innovative products and marketing leveraging valuable member insights to ensure a rich relevant member experience for the Aeroplan program. He also leads Aimia's proprietary loyalty business, with a focus on ensuring high-value loyalty products and services.

With more than 25 years of broad marketing experience, Boynton most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Rogers Communications. Prior to his 12 years at Rogers, he gained experience across a number of sectors across North America with brands such as Pepsi Co., Sprint Canada, and AT&T.

Boynton is a member of the boards of Canadian Marketing Association, Toronto Region Board of Trade and the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership Council at the Richard Ivey School of Business. He holds an Honours Business Administration Marketing degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Jean-Marie Heimrath

Jean-Marie Heimrath is best known in Canadian boardrooms for his leadership as President of Standard Broadcasting’s Sound Source Networks. Jean-Marie’s strategic vision is the outgrowth of an extensive background in senior management and creative marketing across communication disciplines, including major music brands, and network and online radio.

His creative direction has helped build major Canadian brands including Island Records, Infinity Records, Polygram and Capitol-EMI. Jean-Marie works with a wide array of enterprises with a particular emphasis on those in the not-for-profit sector.

Jean-Marie provides expert guidance across an array of media, syndication, broadcast and licensing challenges. An established thought-leader in the industry, Jean-Marie provides insight and passion to companies searching for a way forward in a constantly evolving marketplace.

Kent J. MacIntyre

Kent-MacIntyre.jpgKent MacIntyre is President of CIFG and has acted as a principal in the formation of a number of companies, including PrimeWest Energy Trust, of which he served as Vice Chairman and CEO, Sante Wellness Group, the investment trusts comprising the Citadel Group of Funds, Triad Energy and Olympia Energy Ventures.

Les Marton

Les Marton has been associated with the alternative asset industry for the last nine years as an allocator, risk manager and fund of funds manager. He has conducted in-depth due dilligence reviews of over 500 fund managers and has a wide range of contacts within alternative asset managment, consulting and accounting firms. He has been a speaker at several industry conferences in the area of hedge fund due dilligence and is the Co-Chair of a sub-committee of AIMA Canada. He is currently Managing Director of the Global Alternative Asset Group for Scotia Capital and heads up the Due Dilligence tema within Scotia that is responsible for Alternative Asset Mangers including Hedge Funds, Fund of Funds and Commodity Trading Advisors. In this capacity he is responsible for manager research, fund due dilligence, portfolio creation and credit assessments.

Mr. Marton holds a B.A. in English & Philosophy from Trinity College, University of Toronto as well as an M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Business.

Andrea Matheson

Andrea Matheson, Chief Executive Officer of Sapphire Digital Health Solutions Inc., has over 25 years of experience in technology and operations in several business sectors, including e-business, telecommunications, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing. Prior to joining Sapphire Digital Health Solutions Inc. in 2009, Andrea held executive positions with SimpleLogic Inc., Proponix Inc., CGI Group Inc. where she also held the position of co-internal Chief Information Officer for the telecom sector division, Liberty Health, Trench Group and Noranda Inc. Andrea is involved in a number of charitable and community endeavours as a Board Member and past Chair of The Jean Tweed Centre in Toronto, Mentor for The Next 36, a participant in the 2012 Ride to Conquer Cancer and holds an annual fundraiser for The Point in Time Centre in Haliburton, Ontario.

George Mohacsi

George Mohacsi joined Foresters in 2002 as Senior Vice President of Operations and Technology where he led several significant strategic change initiatives as well assumed responsibility for the marketing of Foresters products and services. In 2005, George was appointed President and CEO. During his career in the life insurance industry, George has held management and executive roles in key functional areas, including corporate planning, marketing and sales, information systems and administration. He has a strong background in general management and strategic planning and a proven track record of achieving bottom line business results by growing revenues, improving operational effectiveness and managing costs. George is a graduate of the University of Toronto. He is also a member of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Board of Governors and a board member of Hope Air, a Toronto-based charity. George is the Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc. (CLHIA). He has served on the Board of Directors of LL Global, Inc., management company for Life Office Management Association (LOMA) and Life Insurance and Market Research Association (LIMRA).

Stephen A. Pike

Stephen-Pike_rev.jpgStephen Pike is a Toronto-based Gowlings Partner and recently completed his term as a member of Gowlings Executive Committee and as Firm Managing Partner, External, responsible for the implementation and management of Gowlings’ external and client-based strategies, client relationships and business development.

Ken Power

Ken Power, Atlantic Region Director of TELUS, has over 25 years of experience in Canada's wireless industry, holding various senior sales and management roles at Bell Canada and TELUS. His contribution and win of Canada's largest wireless contract with the Government of Canada earned him the "Sales Leader of the Year" within TELUS. In 2014, Ken received the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award. He serves as the Vice Chair of TELUS Atlantic Canada Community Board and sits on the Atlantic Canada Prostate Cancer Advisory Board. He was previously on the Chisholm Youth Services Board and was the chair of teh Phoenix House Celebrity Dreamscape. Ken is a graduate of Memorial University. He now resides in Halifax with his daughter Danielle who is attending Mount Saint Vincent University

Chris Wein

As President of Great Gulf, Christopher leads the senior management teams for all land, housing and high-rise residential development initiatives.
Christopher’s strategic vision and impressive background with more than sixteen years of senior leadership in the design and development industries, includes projects throughout Canada and the United States. He has spoken at industry conferences, colleges and universities, has been recognized for his efforts and has received numerous awards including Calgary Inc’s “Top 40 Under 40”.
He is an innovator in utilizing new technologies, sustainable eco-friendly building solutions and engineering ingenuity in the development industry all within a competitive marketplace.

John Winter

John Winter was the President & CEO of the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining the Chamber in 1997, John was a Senior Executive with Canada's largest brewing firm and held the position of President, Western Division, Molson Breweries. John's 30 year career in the private sector included management assignments in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Los Angeles. He has extensive experience working with governments at all levels as a result of that experience in a regulated industry.

Throughout his business career, John has been active in support of community endeavours including Lower Mainland United Way, Vancouver Art Gallery, Science World of BC, Jack Webster Foundation, Tourism Vancouver, the Molson Indy Vancouver, and Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club (President).

John is Chancellor of University Canada West. He was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for his community service in 2012. He is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland and the 1994 recipient of the Variety Club's Community Heart Achievement Award for his work in bringing the Molson Indy annual event to Vancouver.

Paul Villanti

Over the past 20 years Paul has successfully led and built businesses in Australia across the infrastructure, technology, property and telecommunications sectors. He was appointed Chairman of Movember in 2007 and has overseen Movember’s success and expansion globally. In 2011, he stood down as Chairman to assume the responsibility for directing Movember’s program investments globally, predominantly in prostate cancer and mental health research, support services and catalyzing innovation that delivers system wide improvements.  He has a particular interest in leveraging Movember’s role as a global funder to accelerate research breakthroughs through global collaboration.

Honorary Directors

Wesley Brown
Mr. Brown was instrumental in the establishment of the predecessor organizations, which became the present day Prostate Cancer Canada.

J.G. (Geoff) Clarke
Mr. Clarke was the first Chair of the Board of Directors of the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation and has been instrumental in the establishment of the predecessor organizations, which became the present day Prostate Cancer Canada.

Donald J. Harrison
Mr. Harrison retired as an active board member after seven years and has been instrumental in the establishment of the predecessor organizations, which became the present day Prostate Cancer Canada.

Dr. Laurence Klotz
Dr. Laurence Klotz is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto and has been instrumental in the establishment of the predecessor organizations, which became the present day Prostate Cancer Canada.

Ralph Noble
Mr. Noble was instrumental in the establishment of the predecessor organizations, which became the present day Prostate Cancer Canada.


Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter!

* indicates required


PCC Spotlight
Hockey Fights Cancer Teams Up with Prostate Cancer Canada

Toronto – November 2nd, 2015 – Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is proud to be an official charitable partner in the 17th annual Hockey Fights Cancer™ (HFC) campaign.

Virus vs. Prostate Cancer: Canadian Researchers Pioneer Next-generation Therapy

Toronto –September 30, 2015 – A multi-disciplinary team of scientists and clinicians led by Dr.

Prostate Cancer Canada and the Movember Foundation partner to support research into better care and support for those living with the disease

September 1, 2015 – Toronto, ON – September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, an important time to reflect on the disease that affects one in eight Canadian men in their lifetime and kills 4,100, this year.

Prostate Cancer Canada Announces New Additions to its Board of Directors

TORONTO, ON - JULY 8th 2015 - Prostate Cancer Canada is pleased to announce the election of 5 new members to the PCC Board of Directors.

Prostate Cancer Canada Celebrates Wear Plaid for Dad Winner

JULY 8TH, 2015 - TORONTO, ON - Prostate Cancer Canada is thrilled to announce Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) as the first-ever Wear Plaid for Dad National Workplace Champion.

Click here for news archive