Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall governance of the Institute, and is composed of distinguished individuals drawn from the Canadian business, research and professional communities.

Barbara Stymiest
Board Chair, CIFAR
Corporate Director, Toronto

Alan Bernstein, O.C.
President & CEO, CIFAR, Toronto

Antonia Maioni
Vice-Chair, CIFAR
Dean, Faculty of Arts, McGill University, Montreal

William L. Young
Vice-Chair, CIFAR
Chairman, Magna International Inc.

David A. Dodge, O.C.
Immediate Past Chair
Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP, Ottawa 

Scott Bonham 
Corporate Director, San Francisco

Jean-Guy Desjardins, C.M.
Chairman, CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Fiera Capital Corporation, Montreal

Olivier Desmarais
Senior Vice-President, Power Corporation of Canada, Quebec

Brenda Eaton
Corporate Director, Victoria

Morten N. Friis
Non-Executive Director, Royal Bank of Scotland, Toronto

Anthony R.M. Graham
Vice-Chair, Wittington Investments, Limited, Toronto

Jacqueline Koerner
Founder & Past Chair, Ecotrust Canada, Vancouver

Stephen D. Lister
Managing Partner, Imperial Capital, Toronto

Patricia Meredith Clarkson
Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness, University of Toronto

A. Anne McLellan, P.C., O.C.
Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones, Alberta

Bruce H. Mitchell
President & CEO, Permian Industries Limited, Toronto

Gilles G. Ouellette
Group Head, BMO Wealth Management, Toronto

Lawrence Pentland
Former President, Dell Canada and Latin America

Hugo F. Sonnenschein
President Emeritus & Distinguished Professor, University of Chicago