Founder & CEO, Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions
Prior to founding Knightsbridge, David Shaw was President and CEO of Pepsi Cola Canada Beverages from 1996 to the end of 1999, a $1.0 Billion company, employing 3,500 people within Canada. David's career with PepsiCo spanned twenty-two years within Canada and abroad where he demonstrated a successful track record in building, growing and sustaining customer-focused businesses and relationships. From 1989 until 1996, he lived in Australia, Singapore and Turkey holding various levels of general management responsibility. David is the former Chairman of the North York General Hospital Foundation and member of the Hospital Board of Directors. He is also the current Chair of the Stratford Chefs School. In addition, he sits on the Queen’s School of Business Advisory Board, The Junior Achievement of Canada Foundation Board, the Amrop Hever Board, and two publicly traded boards, Sceptre Investment Counsel Limited and Brick Brewing Co. Limited.
President & CEO, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
Paul Alofs is an award-winning senior executive who has achieved extraordinary success in the retail, entertainment, internet, marketing services, and social enterprise sectors.
After graduating from the University of Windsor in his hometown, Paul joined Colgate-Palmolive Canada in 1978. He obtained his MBA from York University in Toronto, and then worked with a marketing firm called the Marketing & Promotion Group. Pursuing a passion for music, Paul was named named President of HMV Music Stores Canada in 1989, where he increased the company’s annual revenue from $30 million to over $200 million. Paul has also worked as an executive for the Walt Disney Company and MP3.com. Paul was named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 business leaders in 1995. He has since been honoured by the University of Windsor with the Alumni Award of Merit and with an Honourary Ph.D. He has also received the Bryden Alumni Award from York University, and the Outstanding Progress and Achievement Award from the Schulich School of Business. In addition to his extensive experience as an executive, Paul is also an active philanthropist and not-for-profit volunteer, having served as a board member for many organizations including Covenant House, Union for International Cancer Control, and Ozmosis Research, among others. Since 2003, Paul has led The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, helping to raise $550 million for one of the world’s top five cancer research centres.
Passion Capital: The World’s Most Valuable Asset is his first book.
General Manager, BNN and Vice President, CTV News Channel
A longtime television executive, Fleischmann has been involved in broadcast and online news in Canada for the past 30 years.
It was more than 10 years ago that he launched Canada’s first all-news business channel, Report on Business Television, later to become BNN, and as the General Manager, he is responsible for both the business itself and its editorial direction.
In 2011, Jack Fleischmann expanded his duties to include Vice President of CTV News Channel, while continuing his role as the General Manager of BNN.
Always searching for new and original ideas, in 1995 Fleischmann founded Toronto’s News Theatre, an innovative television studio designed and equipped for media and corporate events.
Previously, he held a variety of positions at CTV including parliamentary reporter at CJOH (CTV Ottawa), Executive Producer at CANADA AM, Executive Producer at CTV NEWS and Executive Producer CTV News Specials and as a reporter on foreign assignment in locations from Central America to the Middle East and Asia.
Fleischmann began his career in 1975 as a CBC radio producer in Ottawa.
Managing Partner, Global Governance Advisors
Paul specializes in the strategic review, valuation and innovative design of compensation and corporate governance programs that support organizational strategy and objectives, as well as shareholders' interests.
Paul was previously a Senior Consultant in Hay Group’s Executive Compensation practice, focused on advising clients nationally, primarily within the real estate, pension fund and investment management industries. His work is specialized in strategic compensation review and design, risk assessment, incentive performance calibration, board compensation and governance. Previously he was an Associate Consultant with one of Canada’s largest independent compensation advisory firms, focused on strategic compensation review and design for a variety of organizations across Canada. Formerly, he spent several years as a Research Consultant with Addison Kelly Executive Search, representing senior business professionals on behalf of multinational organizations operating in the Energy, Telecommunications and Cable industries. Paul was also a Consultant with Carpédia International, a leading strategy consulting firm, involved in developing cost effective business solutions for the financial services and manufacturing industries. Currently, Paul is a faculty member and curriculum designer of the Human Resources Professionals Association and Human Resources Institute of Alberta’s Executive Compensation Certificate Program. Paul is an active speaker for professional associations presenting on a wide array of executive compensation and governance related topics.
Paul is an MBA graduate and Athletic Scholar from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Management Economics in Industry and Finance from the University of Guelph.
Publisher, National Post
Douglas Kelly joined the Ottawa Citizen as a reporter in 1982 and worked on a number of beats at the paper before joining the Financial Post in Toronto as Bay Street reporter in 1990. He later became Investing Editor of the FP.
When the National Post was launched in 1998, Mr. Kelly occupied the same position with the new national newspaper before being named Deputy Managing Editor, Executive Editor, Deputy Editor and then Editor-in-Chief in 2005. He was named to the position of Publisher of the National Post in July 2010 when Postmedia Network was launched.
A Toronto native, Mr. Kelly is a graduate of Ryerson University's journalism program. He is a past recipient of the Asia-Pacific Fellowship for Journalists and editor of the Financial Post Guide to Investing.
Mr. Kelly lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons.
Adam B. Kahan
Vice-President, University Advancement, Ryerson University
For the past 10 years, Kahan has been leading the division of University Advancement and is ultimately responsible for building strong relationships with external community partners and with alumni, donors and friends; advancing the brand and reputation of Ryerson University; and supporting the university’s highest priorities through marketing, communications and private-public sector fundraising activities.
Kahan joined Ryerson in March 2003. To date he has led fund raising resulting in over $240 million for Ryerson. He has transformed the Alumni Relations unit, and has built a strategic marketing and communications team, which has significantly enhanced the brand and reputation of the university.
Kahan has extensive Canadian and international experience in leading not–for–profit organizations, and an extraordinary record of fundraising with results in excess of $3.5 billion for institutions in the United States, Canada, England, Israel and South Africa.
Kahan is a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, with a BA in Law and Sociology, and pursued a Masters in Communications at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, OMERS
Warren joined OMERS in August 2010 as Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer with over 25 years of Human Resources experience in financial services. As a key member of the senior management team at OMERS, Warren plays a leading role in developing and implementing the OMERS Enterprise People Strategy as well as securing and developing the top-notch talent and intellectual capital that make OMERS one of the best 50 Employers in Canada and a global leader in the pension and investment industries.
Prior to joining OMERS, Warren held the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Human Resources at TD Bank Group where he was responsible for Employee Engagement, Executive Compensation, HR Mergers and Acquisitions, Retirement & Benefit Plans, Employee Relations, Labour Relations and Employee Compensation across the enterprise. He also held the position of Managing Director and Global Head, Human Resources for TD Securities (SVP, TD Bank), a leading investment bank operating globally, headquartered in Toronto.
Warren serves as the Regional Chair (Toronto), International Advisory Board, Telfer School of Management (University of Ottawa), the Talent and Education Executive Council of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance and sits on the Board of Directors of the Bruce Trail Conservancy. He is a Certified Director (ICD.D), a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers (FICB) and holds both a Bachelor of Administration and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Ottawa.
Leslie Carter (Ex Officio)
Chief Brand and Strategy Officer, Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions
With nearly 20 years of experience in marketing, Leslie started her career with Kraft Canada, where she held a number of brand management positions. In the mid-nineties she joined Pepsi-Cola where she spent seven years in a variety of roles, including Director of Marketing of Pepsi Trademark and Director of Category Strategy and Innovation. In 2002, Leslie joined Cara Restaurants as Director of Marketing for Swiss Chalet restaurants, and was later appointed VP of Marketing for Harvey's.
Leslie later started her own consulting business, Brand-Aide, focused on marketing measurement and effectiveness. Her interest in the area led her to rejoin corporate life as Executive Director of Corporate Marketing at Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), responsible for organization’s corporate marketing initiatives, market and customer insight.
Leslie graduated with a B.Comm in Marketing and Finance from the University of Toronto in 1991.