Office of the Dean

Vital advice and support

The Telfer School relies on the input of several advisory boards. Located in key national and international business centres—Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and California’s Silicon Valley—these advisory boards are each made up of exceptionally talented and successful business leaders. Individually and collectively, the Dean’s Advisory Boards perform three vital functions:

  • Generate vital feedback on our school’s strategic plan and direction, and on our academic and research policies and programs
  • Increase our school’s visibility and profile in key business centres
  • Strengthen our school’s connections to leaders, businesses and other schools in prime international markets
Meeting room

Dean's advisory board


Robert G. Ashe
General Manager, BI & Performance Management
IBM Software Group

Micheal Burch
Managing Partner
Welch LLP

Jim Orban
University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation

Ann Marie Sahagian
Assistant Comptroller General (Retired)
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Arvind Chhatbar
Enablence Technologies Inc.

Major-General Doug Dempster (Retired)
formerly NATO Assistant Secretary General for Executive Management
Telfer School of Management

Scott Fletcher
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

Hélène Joncas
Samnite Technologies

Terrence B. Kulka
Director, Executive MBA
EMBA Program Telfer School of Management

George Langill
Executive in Residence
Telfer School of Management

Jean Laurin
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Schinnerer Group and ENCON Group Inc.

Michael McFaul (Chair)
Partner, Consulting, and Director of Operations
Deloitte Inc.


Warren W. Bell
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
OMERS Capital Partners

Mark Farrell
President, Chief Executive Officer, Director and Co-Founder
Futura Rewards

Ronnie Gavsie
Trillium Gift of Life Network

Jeffrey O’Neill
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Inc.

Scott Sinclair
Chief Executive Officer
Range Capital Advisors Inc.




Daniel Aubry

Riadh Ben Aїssa
Vice-president and Director
Le Groupe SNC-Lavalin Inc.

Mark Bruneau

Dominique De Celles
Vice-president and Director General
L'Oréal Canada


Mark Cullen
Vice Chairman (retired)
RBC Dominion Securities

Andrew Doyle
Senior Vice-president and Senior Investment Advisor
BMO Nesbitt Burns

Joyce Groote
President and Chief Executive Officer

Ian Telfer
Goldcorp Inc.



Silicon Valley

Pierre-Paul Allard
Vice-president, Enterprise Marketing
Cisco Systems Inc.

Alfredo Coppola
Director, Business Development
US Market Access Center, Silicon Valley Headquarters

Donna Morris
Senior Vice-president, Human Resources
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Clinton Stark
Managing Partner
Blue Lizard Group, LLC

Eilif Trondsen
Research Director, Business Intelligence Program
SRI Consulting