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The Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics is proud to announce the members of its Advisory Board.

   

With experience in industries as diverse as financial services and law to agriculture and real estate, members of the 13-person board will play an integral role in bringing the Centre’s mandate to life. In addition to helping transform the current conversation around ethics in the business and policy communities, the board will create and develop valuable networks linking the Centre to its stakeholders in the community. Members will also help foster new ideas and initiatives related to business ethics and advise UBC Sauder’s Dean, Robert Helsley.

“The Centre is fortunate to have some of the most respected and insightful business minds in the corporate sector on its Advisory Board,” says Christie Stephenson, executive director of the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics. “Our goal is to work collectively so that the Centre becomes a leading international voice in the application of ethical perspectives in business.”

Advisory Board members:

   
Chair – The Honourable Wally Oppal, Q.C.
Senior Counsel, Boughton Law
   

Wally Oppal

An experienced counsel and strategic advisor, Wally Oppal’s judicial career spans more than two decades and currently focuses on alternative and traditional dispute resolution as well as Aboriginal law. A former Attorney General of British Columbia and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism, Oppal was involved in numerous significant reforms of the justice system, including the establishment of Canada’s first community court to deal with chronic offenders, the development of new Rules of Court in order to promote faster resolution of disputes as well as new initiatives to deal with violence against women.


 
Wendy Bach
Senior Vice President, Methanex Corporation
   
Wendy Bach

Since 2000, Wendy Bach has held leadership roles in a number of different functions at Methanex Corporation, the world’s largest producer and supplier of methanol. Currently Methanex’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Resources, Bach oversees the Human Resources, IT, Legal and Stakeholder Relations functions. In this role she is responsible for the establishment and delivery of strategies that optimize talent, leverage information technology, maintain and enhance corporate reputation, ensure legal/regulatory compliance and mitigate exposure to legal risk.


 
Kim Baird
Owner, Kim Baird Strategic Consulting
   
Kim Baird

Elected Chief of the Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) for six terms, from 1999-2012, Kim Baird negotiated and implemented B.C.’s first urban treaty in April 2009 and oversaw numerous economic and institutional development projects for TFN. In addition to her current consulting work regarding governance development, economic development and major project impacts for First Nation communities, Baird also serves on several boards including the Canada Public Policy Forum, Clear Seas and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. In addition, she has been appointed to the British Columbia Premier’s Aboriginal Business Investment Council.


 
Bev Briscoe
Lead Director, Goldcorp Inc./Chair of the Board, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
   
Bev Briscoe

With extensive experience in the transportation and industrial equipment sectors, Bev Briscoe is currently Lead Director and Audit Committee Chair of Goldcorp Inc., and Chair of the Board of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. – both public companies listed on the TSX and the NYSE. Briscoe has been a past director and Chair of a number of not-for-profit organizations and agencies including B.C. Forest Safety Council, Boys and Girls Clubs and VGH + UBC Hospital Foundation. She is also a past Audit Chair of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions in Canada.


 
Peter P. Dhillon (ex-officio)
CEO, Richberry Group
   
Peter Dhillon

As CEO of the Richberry Group of Companies, Peter P. Dhillon is one of the largest shareholders and suppliers to Ocean Spray Cranberries. Dhillon is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ocean Spray Cranberries Ltd.—making him the youngest chair and first Canadian to hold the position. An active philanthropist, Dhillon supports numerous charitable causes including health care, child humanitarian support, education and sport. In 2009 he was honoured with The Order of British Columbia, and most recently partnered with the UBC Sauder School of Business to establish the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics.


 
Dale Griffin (ex-officio)
Interim Academic Director, Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics
   
Dale Griffin

Dale Griffin is the Advisory Council Professor of Marketing and Behavioural Sciences and the Interim Director of the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at the UBC Sauder School of Business. He has taught at leading universities in Canada, Great Britain and the United States, and most recently was at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Professor Griffin teaches courses in Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research and Strategic Decision Making at the MBA, PhD, and executive levels, and a course on Strategies for Responsible Business at the undergraduate lecture. He also consults in legal cases on consumer decision-making and risk communication.


 
Philip B. Lind
Vice-Chairman, Rogers Communications Inc.
   
Dale Griffin

A Rogers employee for 45 years, Philip B. Lind’s primary focus has been on strategic regulatory and programming, as well as expanding the scope of the company. Over the years, Lind has had numerous accomplishments at Rogers; for instance, he led company efforts to successfully acquire Canadian Cablesystems, Premier Cablevision, Western Cablevisiton, and Multi-Lingual Television. He also headed the company’s successful expansion in the U.S. and two landmark applications to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. Lind currently serves on several Boards including those of Rogers Communications Inc.; Brookfield Asset Management Inc.; Council for the Business and the Arts, Arts Gallery of Ontario; Friends of Vancouver Art Gallery Board; and the Atlantic Salmon Federation, among others.


 
Graham MacLachlan
Regional President (B.C.), Royal Bank of Canada
   
Graham MacLachlan

As regional president, British Columbia, since 2003, Graham MacLachlan has been responsible for leading RBC Royal Bank’s operations in the province. RBC Royal Bank is the personal and commercial banking subsidiary of RBC Financial Group – which serves over 1.5 million personal, business and corporate clients, and employs more than 5,000 people throughout B.C. MacLachlan has over 35 years of experience in various banking sectors including commercial, corporate finance, business banking and risk management.


 
Penny McIntyre
Board Director
   
Penny McIntyre

Senior Executive and international business leader Penny McIntyre has extensive experience living and working abroad at premier consumer packaged goods companies including Newell Rubbermaid, The Coca-Cola Company and S.C. Johnson. Most recently, she was CEO and board member of Sunrise Senior Living, an international elder care residential company. She sits on the Board of Directors of PVH Corp., where she chairs the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and on the board of Primrose Schools, a private equity owned school for early childhood learning. She also serves as an Advisor to the Board at Ocean Spray Cranberry Co-operative, providing council to the owner/grower board members on strategic, marketing, and growth initiatives.


 
Sue Paish
Chief Executive Officer, Lifelabs Medical Laboratory Services
   
Sue Paish

As CEO of LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services, Sue Paish leads the strategy and growth of Canada’s largest provider of community laboratory testing services. Since 2012, Paish led the doubling of LifeLabs’ market presence through two of the largest acquisitions in the Canadian diagnostics sector. She has also led the development of material growth opportunities in new markets including genetics and digital health while expanding LifeLabs’ commitment to the community through leading environmental and patient support programs. Paish is a recognized community and business leader and sits on a number of community boards including UBC Sauder’s Faculty Advisory Board; BC Business Council; United Way of the Lower Mainland; and the Vancouver Board of Trade, among others.


 
Bob Rennie
Founder, Rennie Marketing Systems
   
Bob Rennie

Bob Rennie is founder of Rennie Marketing Systems, whose leadership for envisioning new and innovative strategies in development risk management and marketing real estate has led to landmark projects such as the restructuring of the Olympic Village and Woodward’s developments. An acknowledged expert on the local economy, Rennie’s annual address at the Urban Development Institute’s AGM has become an industry bellwether. Rennie currently is a member of the Tate International Council, Tate Modern London, and serves as trustee for the Art Institute of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is also the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond and Golden Jubilee awards, the Order of British Columbia and a doctorate from Emily Carr University.


 
Christie Stephenson (ex-officio)
Executive Director, Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics
   
Christine Stephenson

Christie Stephenson is the Executive Director of the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics. Prior to joining UBC Sauder, she spent more than 15 years in key roles at socially responsible and impact investing firms including Sustainalytics, NEI Investments (Ethical Funds) and Purpose Capital. She previously worked in politics, government and the non- profit sector. With more than two decades of diverse board experience, Stephenson has served as a director of cooperatives, non-profit organizations and private companies. She currently serves as a corporate reporting judge for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, governance committee member at BlueShore Financial and director of the Canadian Centre for International Justice and Philippe Kirsch Institute.


 
Tamara Vrooman
President & CEO, Vancity
   
Tamara Vrooman

As President & Chief Executive Officer of Vancity, Canada’s largest community credit union, Tamara Vrooman has helped Vancity become the first carbon-neutral financial institution in North America, the largest private- sector living wage employer in Canada, and one of the first mainstream financial institutions to launch an alternative to predatory payday loans for its members. Under Vrooman’s leadership the credit union has grown by over 60 per cent to become Canada’s 10th largest financial institution. Vrooman lends her voice and leadership experience to issues related to women, families and children, with a particular focus on issues related to equality, inclusion and empowerment.